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Thursday, November 23,  2017
Politics
Nathan Brown

In the months after Mubarak’s fall, courts were willing to accelerate some revolutionary changes; in the past few months, they seem to be slamming on the brakes instead

Heba Abou Shnief

The lack of participatory channels has been one of the greatest weaknesses in Egypt’s institutional framework; it’s one of the reasons that led to the demise of the previous regime

Nathan Brown

Egypt’s legal and judicial tradition is both deep and complex—it sometimes seems that understanding its current structure requires an archeologist as much as a lawyer

Ahmed Adel

For centuries, colonizers have implanted in us feelings of inferiority, self-pity, and inadequacy vis-a-vis self-determination

Tarek Osman

If Egypt's middle class steer society in a sustainable direction, Egypt will once again emerge as the region's centre of gravity, and will have a solid chance of ushering in a new phase

Ahmed Montasser

Pragmatism will remain successful and instrumental, whether it is used by good people or by bad - until we discover a more successful way to achieve our life’s objectives

Aymen Amer

There is no cure for democracy's imperfections except through democracy itself

Mahmoud "Sandmonkey" Salem

Every single fundamentalism is synthetic.  It’s a basic intent on going “back to basics”, while completely ignoring the fact that there aren’t actually any “basics” to go back to

Ibrahim El-Houdaiby

The challenges of freedom impose a new reality onto the MB.  They force attention away from identity and toward reform, give precedence to ideas over organization 

Hussein Ibish

The challenge to democracy will be maintaining and enforcing restraint on the powers of potentially tyrannous majorities over individuals, women and minorities

Rants

There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

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EDITORIAL

Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

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Polls

Removing the word "civil" from the Constitution will result in
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 A civil state
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