Rising Up

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Friday, February 04, 2011

A young Egyptian anti-government demonstrator flashes victory signs as a stone battle rages between fellow demonstrators and pro-regime opponents at Cairo's Tahrir Square (Miguel Medina/Getty)

Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers' special correspondent based in Jerusalem, discusses how the Israeli government is responding to the unrest in Egypt. Plus: a call-in for people with first-hand experience inside a revolution; and Farhad Manjoo, Slate’s technology columnist, reviews the new iPad-only newspaper The Daily.

Egypt and U.S. Policy

Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign RelationsDaily Beast contributor, and author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, weighs in on the uprising in Egypt, what U.S. policy should be toward the country, and how "the devil we know" might be preferable to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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No Smoking

City Council members Daniel J. Halloran (D-19), representing Northeast Queens, and Robert Jackson (D-7), representing West Harlem, parts of Washington Heights, Inwood, Central Harlem, and Morningside Heights, explain their votes against the council's ban on smoking in parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas.

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Checking In on The Daily

Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for Slate, discusses the potential and the perils of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only news service and whether it can survive in a closed medium in which articles can't be easily relinked, retweeted, or aggregated.

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What Egypt Means to Israel

Neil MacFarquhar, UN bureau chief for the New York Times, and Sheera Frenkel, special correspondent in Jerusalem for McClatchy Newspapers, talk about how the Israeli government is reacting both publicly and privately to the events unfolding in Egypt.

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Open Phones: Witness to Revolution

As the eyes of the world are focused on pro-democracy protests in the Arab world, we are gathering lessons from those who have experienced uprising before. Whether it's Cuba 1959 or South Africa 1990, if you were a first-hand witness to revolution, tell us what comes next and what those in the Middle East need to know.

»» Post your Witness to Revolution Stories here, in our survey

Super Bowl XLV: Share Your Plans

The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are gearing up to kick off Super Bowl XLV this Sunday, one of the most coveted party days of the year. For those of you who are fans, we want to know: what are your Super Bowl watching traditions? And for those of you who just can’t stand Super Bowl Sunday, what are your avoidance rituals? With over 100 million eyeballs fixated on the television screen, is Super Bowl Sunday a great time to see a movie, go shopping or do something entirely different? 

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