Egypt's political identity won't be resolved by politics or protests alone. An upwelling of culture since 2011 could help resolve the nation's many identity conflicts.
Some in Congress want to call the military takeover in Egypt a coup and cut off the $1.5 billion aid the US gives the country annually. This position fails to appreciate the limits of the leverage Washington derives from its aid to Cairo and the potential consequences of halting it.
At least 40 people were killed Monday at a street demonstration, prompting one of the main religious parties to withdraw support for the military-led transitional government.
The military takes charge in Egypt again. At least temporarily.
In a letter posted to Facebook, top Egyptian official Essam el Haddad warns that an overthrow would send the world the message that 'democracy is not for Muslims.'
The Obama administration fell into familiar patterns with Hosni Mubarak's successor.