Yglesias Award Nominee

by Patrick Appel

"Although the 'prop-up-Mubarak' position has recently solidified on talk radio and Fox News, during the early days of the Egyptian crisis, the only clear principle that emerged from the right was that Obama was wrong.  The terrible complexity of the situation, the conundrums and impossible trade-offs, were never acknowledged.  Has the Obama Administration been totally consistent from day to day?  No.  Is it driven more by developing facts on the ground than driving those facts?  Yes.  And good luck to anyone who thinks that he can do better in this diplomatic and moral morass," - Heather Mac Donald, Secular Right.