Archive for January, 2011

EGYPT AT THE CROSSROADS

Friday, January 28th, 2011

EGYPTIAN PATIENCE WEARS THIN
“We are a river country,” an Egyptian friend once told me when I marveled at his country’s patience with corrupt, incompetent and repressive regimes. “We go on and on.”
Perhaps. But that legendary patience with the bumbling but stubborn, 82-year-old President Mubarak seems to be wearing out.  Change is coming to Egypt, either [...]


FROM BAD TO WORSE….

Friday, January 7th, 2011

FROM BAD TO WORSE…..
The thoroughly botched firing of Juan Williams as an analyst for NPR has claimed another victim, exposed management weaknesses within the organization and launched a much-needed review of NPR’s muddled non-policy for what its reporters and analysts can and cannot say on other media outlets.
The latest victim is Ellen Weiss, the respected [...]


CHANGE THE MESSAGE…

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The announcement today that Robert Gibbs will be replaced as White House spokesman is evidence that President Obama has realized – finally – that he has to upgrade his message machine. The first step in changing the message is changing the messenger. But Obama himself will have to put more effort into [...]