Police have arrested a few demonstrators inside a BART station who were among a group of about 75 protesters marching from station to station in The City's downtown.
Still, the evening transit commute in San Francisco ran smoothly.
Acknowledging that disruptive protests have recently angered commuters, demonstrators on Monday decided to stay away from the BART system's train platforms, where protests are barred for safety reasons. Read More
Though American media and their citizenry pored over reports of the Egyptian revolution's violent phase, the largest nation in the Arab world is getting little attention now. The intersection of a media that is constantly looking for the next big thing and Americans' short attention span, and massive events unfolding elsewhere means that Egypt has been largely forgotten here in the U.S. Read More
- Wisconsin State Senate Democrats seeks refuge in Illinois so as not to vote to reform public employee benefits. Illinois: Like Mexico, but without the bad water.
- College kids save money by using food stamps. At Michigan State University, 4,000 students did it. Read More
Our friend Charles Krauthammer began his column last week by asking, “Who doesn’t love a democratic revolution? Who is not moved by the renunciation of fear and the reclamation of dignity in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria?”
Some on the right, that’s who. Read More
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- Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., has resigned after allegations of trolling for women on Craigslist, including sending a shirtless picture of himself. Looks like the White House banned shirtless photos of Obama just in time. Read More
Enormous benefits would result if a few of the legion of interns working for the broadcast networks were dispatched to the tape archives and tasked with returning with a reel of American talking heads from 1979 opining on the revolution sweeping Iran back then. Read More
Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak is a "good man" who has been "a good friend and ally of the United States."
"We need to remember that," Cheney said in remarks during an event in Santa Barbara, California Saturday to commemorate the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. Read More
The U.S. threw its weight behind nascent reforms led by Egypt's new vice president as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that international support was crucial to prevent extremists from hijacking the political transition.
A "perfect storm" of economic woes, repression and popular discontent could destabilize the Middle East, said Clinton, lending strong backing for Vice President Omar Suleiman's efforts. Read More
It seems that the Egyptian Embassy here in D.C. has decided to ignore the little situation that seems to have sprung up with the hundreds of thousands of people demanding President Mubarak to step down. While Egyptian ambassador Sameh Shoukry has given an interview on ABC, they’ve essentially shut down all questions regarding the protests. Read More