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After twenty three years of rule, Tunisian President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali has fled the country and the army is trying to assume control.  Protests, which began four weeks ago, continue.  The current Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has claimed power.  It is unclear if an… Read full post »

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JANUARY 13, 2011 2:44PM

Tunis Rising: Why We Should Be Watching

It is perhaps unsurprising that the American media has largely ignored growing unrest in Tunisia.  North Africa has rarely inspired widespread US coverage, but what’s happening there could mark a paradigm shift.

Widespread protests were catalyzed by the mid-December suicide atte… Read full post »

The White House is live streaming Obama's speech in Tuscon at 8pm EST:



The White House stream doesn't seem to have sound, but PBS does: Read full post »
JANUARY 12, 2011 3:47PM

Sarah's Speech? Not So Presidential


Sarah Palin, normally known for her folksy neologisms, debuted a different style on Facebook this morning. Perhaps, sensing that the gravity of Saturday’s shootings, her speech writers aimed for lofty, soaring language. If her 2012 Presidential aspirations are to b… Read full post »