Mohammed Badie, the head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, speaks to the press in Cairo on March 19. Democracy activists argue that the timetable for elections is too rapid and will give the advantage to the Muslim Brotherhood and elements of Mubarak's old party.
Five months after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted, the military remains firmly in charge. But the question of who will ultimately control the country remains wide open.
The army will clearly remain a powerful influence. Memories remain strong of the 1952 revolution against the monarchy — when army officers pledged a transition to democracy but gradually consolidated their hold on power.
It took less than day, according to The New York Times' Lens blog, for readers to help identify the Nazi photographer who took 214 pictures in a recently discovered album that includes never-before-seen images of Adolf Hitler.
President Barack Obama leaves a lunch meeting at the G8 summit in Deauville, France last month. G8 leaders discussed ways in which to end the conflict in Libya.
David Swerdlick is a regular contributor to The Root.
To put the hypocrisy of Republicans into context when it comes to Libya, it's worth pointing out that two of the congressmen joining Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich's suit to stop President Barack Obama's prosecution of the ongoing NATO action in Libya's civil war — North Carolina Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble — both backed the 2002 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
California State Controller John Chiang is being hailed as a hero by many in his state because he's ruled that legislators there won't be paid until they produce a budget plan that he determines is balanced.
Keith Olbermann's new show, Countdown With Keith Olbermann, premiered on Monday, June 20.
Leslie Savan blogs for The Nation about media and politics.
It's good to have Keith Olbermann back, and terrific to have a new progressive platform on Current TV. But unless the man grows up, I'll probably be watching Lawrence O'Donnell, whose relentless logic I've grown enamored of, especially since he took over K.O.'s slot at MSNBC.