Deadly End To Algeria Hostage Crisis

The Algerian army staged a final assault Saturday, in an effort to end an Islamist militant assault at a gas station plant. A provisional death toll issued by the Interior Ministry on Saturday reported 32 militants and 23 captives had been killed in the three-day hostage crisis at a remote gas field.

Mona Eltahawy On The Protests In Algeria: Sounds Like Everyone Is Catching Freedom Fever

As Susie already noted, there are protesters out in Algeria now defying the government ban and taking to the streets anyway. And as CNN's Wolf Blitzer noted, the government there decided that shutting down Internet communications and social networking sites was a smart way to deal with the civil unrest there along with a heavy police presence cracking down on protesters. Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy weighed in on whether every dictator in the Middle East ought to be worried about the possibility of facing the same fate of those in Egypt and Tunisia.

USA Vs Ghana World Cup: Open Thread

Here's a video that's a mash-up of reactions from USA soccer fans from around the country watching Landon Donovan's incredible winning goal again