At least 70 people died in a melee following a soccer match in Port Said, Egypt. The security failure is spawning rumors that the incident plays into the military's law-and-order appeal.
On the one-year anniversary of Egypt's uprising, the world is less free because dictators reacted to the Arab Spring. But at least now they are on notice, forcing the issue of democracy.
Egypt's former president Mubarak could face the death penalty in his trial. In Africa, several authoritarian leaders have ruled for decades, and harsh sentences could encourage them to cling to power by any means.