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Egyptian Media Apologizes For Being Pro-Mubarak

MEMRI, the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, which translates and analyzes Arabic media, has uncovered the latest fascinating development in Cairo.

The Egyptian media -- which covers Egypt the way the YES network covers the Yankees -- are now apologizing and backtracking from their pro-Mubarak coverage.

Lindsay Lohan Is My Funny Little Valentine (She Tweets Me About Israel)

Lindsay Lohan Tweets a congratulations to the Egyptian people and tells how she prays that Egypt keeps its peace treaty with Israel. She hopes Egypt "sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region." Everyone in Hollywood should be that cool. At a time when most people are giddy about the changes in Egypt, she sees the bigger picture.

Sharansky's 'Beautiful Moment' (Something Reagan Said But Obama Never Would)

On the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, and the 25th anniversary of Natan Sharansky crossing the Gleinicke Bridge to freedom in West Berlin, it's important to remember some of the people who made that crossing possible.

The Nazi Book Of (Terrific and Terrifying) Graphic Design

A lot of people make fun of Hitler's artistic ability, talking about him as a failed artist, as if he were more of a house painter than an aspiring painter in the realm of the fine arts. Yes, his canvases were more appropriate for cheap motels than musems.

A Letter From Young Israel In 1934, When YI Jews Were Young, Beautiful, And Looking For Work

A letter to the editor of The New York Times that was printed on June 6, 1934.

The Times had run a story, "Religion Among Jews Found To Be Waning."

One reader, Sidney J. Simon, wrote to the editor, disagreeing with the article's conclusion as summed up in that headline.

Happy Birthday To Two Extraordinary American Artists: Helene Aylon and Ronald Reagan

This week is a time to celebrate and honor two extraordinary and completely different American lives: Helene Aylon, the great Jewish artist and feminist -- and a spectacular person --whose beautiful and creative life might be her ultimate artistry, and Ronald Reagan, an artist in his way, as well, who lived an entirely different life but one worth contemplating.

Who Lost Egypt? Talk radio? The Tea Party? Or Barack Hussein Obama

Let's admit it. Barack Hussein Obama lost Egypt, to the extent that any president can be blamed for a foreign policy fiasco, and this one was a doozy.

This is a shock only to those who think the collapse of Egypt can be blamed on Sarah Palin, talk radio and the Tea Party.

Ed Koch On The Arab Uprising

Here's Ed Koch's analysis of the situation in the Islamic world, excerpted from his e-mail.

Thinking About Egypt

Here's an interesting editorial in the Sun on how Ariel Sharon, several years ago, analyzed Egypt and Mubarak.

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