WE NOTE with some sadness that what many thought would be the beginning of democratic reform in Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere in the Middle East is turning out to be something different. The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups have risen to power in Egypt and Libya, and there are reports that the U.S. government is now arming the military crackdown on protests in Egypt.
Meanwhile, the financial situation continues to deteriorate in Europe, which may be the premise for a true monetary (read: political) union of European states. Also: Senate votes to allow US military arrest of American citizens on American soil; Vatican calls for global political authority; Iran downs American stealth drone; protests in Russia; and serial rapist in Denver allegedly part of secret society.
Click the arrow on the player below to listen now, or right-click (control-click if you have a Mac) the “download” link to save the mp3 file to your hard drive.