Thomas L. Friedman

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  • Anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square react to a televised statement on Feb. 10, 2011, by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down the following day. His departure and that of Tunisia's Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali have some seeing the twilight of U.S. influence in the Middle East and others seeing new opportunities. (Associated Press)

    Think tanks link Arab Spring to global warming

    Several think tanks will hold a conference Thursday linking the Arab Spring to global warming.

  • Illustration: Superman

    EDITORIAL: Waiting for the centrist Superman

    Every four years around the time the presidential primaries begin to wrap up, the drumbeat from pundits begins: If only a centrist superhero would swoop in and save the day, espousing bold self-control and a issuing a resounding call to pragmatism. Sorry to ruin the fantasy for you, but Superman doesn't exist.

  • Film: 'Sunny'

    Get Out: Bethesda Literary Festival

    Writing a book — any book, really — qualifies as celebrity status in this, our country's nerd capital. And so the trick to enjoying the Bethesda Literary Festival is to come up with a game plan and stick to it.

  • Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington on Nov. 4, 2011. (Associated Press)

    KUHNER: The liberal lynching of Herman Cain

    Liberals are determined to destroy Herman Cain. The Republican presidential candidate is tied or ahead of the presumptive front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. He has been run- ning an anti-establishment, insurgent campaign that champions sweeping tax reform and a pro-growth agenda. He is a Southern populist who touts his private-sector experience. He also is an authentic black conservative. For this, he is being politically lynched by liberals in the media. All that's missing is the noose and the tree.

  • Illustration: Fasces by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    BLANKLEY: The authoritarian temptation

    In the weeks during and since the debt-ceiling debate, the media, pushed by the Democratic Party, has peddled the propaganda that our government is broken - because the Republicans in the House of Representatives negotiated a better deal than the liberals wanted.

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