A Christian Science perspective: The uprisings in various parts of the world point to the need for a more secure foundation for peace and progress.
The citizenry in Iran and Syria must take up their own collective responsibility and shake off fear to depose their dictators, as the people did in Libya. Democracy promotion from outside simply isn't practical or effective.
Rebel advances in Tripoli could turn the tide for the Syrian opposition amid the brutal crackdown by President Assad – especially if protesters heed the lessons from Libya. Unity and organization are more powerful than NATO bombs and Western sanctions.
Syrian activists organized fresh protests today under the rallying call 'the beginnings of victory' after Assad promised the UN on Wednesday that he would end his regime's brutal crackdown.
A conservative Christian, Gov. Rick Perry is expected to run strongest in the South. His attempts to make inroads in New Hampshire Thursday showed mixed signs of success.
Obama's call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign was a long time coming. The US president didn't wait as long after protests broke out in Egypt to say that Hosni Mubarak had to go.
The US is expected to call for Bashar al-Assad to step down and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will push for International Criminal Court action against the Syrian president.