“I think this is an existential crisis, and it’s much more serious than what they were subjected to by Nasser or Mubarak,” said Khaled Fahmy, a historian at the American University in Cairo, referring to the governments of Gamal Abdel Nasser and Hosni Mubarak, the autocrat deposed in 2011.
But its years as a secretive underground organization did not prepare it for Egypt in the throes of revolution.
The Brotherhood then rushed to a referendum on a hurried charter drafted by an Islamist-dominated conference, setting off a wave of protests that culminated this week.
The intransigence of the Brotherhood’s opponents helped deepen its isolation.
And the Brotherhood, seeking to tighten its grip on power, favored “elite level machinations” — like neutralizing the military — rather than the public and its needs, she said.
But Republicans immediately reacted with statements claiming vindication for their efforts to repeal the law altogether.
Republicans’ gleeful reactions made clear that they would not cease to make repeal of Obamacare a campaign issue for the third straight election cycle.
Formal rules will be proposed this summer, he added, but the administration will encourage employers to comply with the law’s reporting provisions in 2014, as originally mandated.
The study’s authors hypothesized that it might be because the most common forms of chronic pain, like fibromyalgia, are more common in women.
Their feelings of inadequacy and shame over not properly caring for their children help drive their addictions, she said.