This won't be a big post, but thank God that Hosni Mubarak has finally been forced to step down. It's about 30 years too late.
I've avoided talking about Egypt because, frankly, I didn't want to make any predictions about what would happen with Mubarak. But now that he's stepped down, I plan to follow it in greater detail, especially now, given the challenges that Egypt will face in trying to turn a corner in their country's history. The fact is that now with Hosni gone, there is a huge power vacuum, one that can be filled with players ranging from Hosni's cronies to Islamist thugs. It's a dangerous, fascinating, and frankly scary time for those in Egypt and those who have friends or family there. We can really only hope for the best.