My sense is that you guys will want a place to talk about this. I'm watching the news and reading what I can as I get ready for a big trip. Here's a space for some conversation. I won't even attempt to pretend to be an expert. But I hope to learn from you guys--links, questions and informed opinions (emphasis on well-informed) are all welcome. Rants less so.

Here's a good place to start--J.J. Gould talking to Mona Eltahawy about the "false choice" Egyptians were given during the election. More--here's our liveblog from the Wire.