Egypt's Point Man

"Morsi's Moment" added much needed perspective to events in the Middle East [Dec. 10]. Islamic politics is here to stay, and Mohamed Morsi is walking the tightrope between democracy and conflict with skill. If he starts killing his opponents, that equation changes. But to those who lament the passing of Mubarak-style rule, Syria and Iran are stark reminders that things could be much worse.

Charles Gurney, KNOXVILLE, TENN.

To give Morsi the chance to look like a peacemaking hero at a time when he is passing a ridiculous decree putting himself above the law is shameful. You...

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