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Volume 58, Number 22    February 14, 2011         

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Political questions
Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Dina Ibrahim discussed the role of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in a Feb. 7 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin report, saying, "The Muslim Brotherhood is very much like the tea party in the sense that (the tea party) is very much a grass-roots movement taking advantage of a lot of economic frustration...They are on the fringe of American politics, but they are significant." Ibrahim added that, while the Muslim Brotherhood may see significant victories in the parliamentary elections, "I don't think Egypt is ready to be governed by a nonsecular regime."

Remembering the Gipper
A Feb. 4 San Francisco Chronicle article about Ronald Reagan's legacy quotes Professor of Political Science Robert Smith on Ronald Reagan's legacy and the way he used phrases like "welfare queens" to frame debate about the role of government. "Reagan taught the American people that taxes were a means to feed the welfare state," Smith said.

Long road
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages Mohammad Salama discussed the uprising in Egypt in a Feb. 3 interview with KALW. "(The revolution is) a peaceful accord of the entire population of Egypt. It's young and it's old. It's men and it's women. It's Muslims and it's Copts and it's non-believers," Salama said. "Of course it took a long time...three decades of oppression until Egyptians realized that maybe the moment has come."


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