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3:15 PM ET, February 25, 2007


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Seymour M. Hersh / New Yorker:
THE REDIRECTION  —  A STRATEGIC SHIFT  —  In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy.  The "redirection," as some inside the White House …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Seymour Hersh: Negroponte-Iran Contra—Funds...Oh my!  —  Sy Hersh tells us that the echos of Iran Contra weighed heavily in Negroponte's decision to resign his post and is claiming that Bush is funneling money without authorization or oversight that has ended up in the hands of Sunni jihadist groups.
Discussion: The Mahablog and The Agonist
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
'Commanders' Will Quit If We Attack Iran?  —  The Times of London set the blogosphere abuzz this morning, reporting that six senior commanders at the Pentagon will quit if the US attacks Iran.  The Pentagon, claims their source, has no stomach for a war with the Islamic Republic:
Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
U.S. Generals Threatening to Resign and ... Israel Preparing to Attack Iran?
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Austin Cline / Jesus' General:
Journalism as Entertainment: Should News Inform or Just Entertain?  —  Recent events have helped underscore the extent to which our "establishment" journalism industry is failing to provide Americans with the information they need in order to make reasonable, informed decisions about the future of the nation.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Should News Entertain Or Inform — Or Both?  —  INDIO, California — It is the buzz up here at the Riverside County Fair, where I have been performing three shows a day in my other incarnation since Feb. 16.  It's the subject of conversation among entertainers, some of the people who have booths …
Discussion: The Impolitic
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:   News Business is a Business  —  Austin Cline laments the fact …
Washington Post:
Murtha Stumbles on Iraq Funding Curbs  —  Democrats Were Ill-Prepared for Unplanned Disclosure, Republican Attacks  —  The plan was bold: By tying President Bush's $100 billion war request to strict standards of troop safety and readiness, Democrats believed they could grab hold of Iraq war policy …
Robin Toner / New York Times:
War Critic Faces Test on Iraq Spending Bill
Discussion: Centerfield
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Full Bill  —  One of the motivations behind the Hillary Clinton campaign's reaction to David Geffen's barbs this week was to mark the boundaries for the debate in the primaries and general election.  Hillary has a better reason for that than most; she wants to avoid any debate or discussion of her husband's impeachment.
Los Angeles Times:
U.N. calls U.S. data on Iran's nuclear aims unreliable  —  Tips about supposed secret weapons sites and documents with missile designs haven't panned out, diplomats say.  —  VIENNA — Although international concern is growing about Iran's nuclear program and its regional ambitions …
William Booth / Washington Post:
Al Gore, Rock Star  —  Oscar Hopeful May Be America's Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever  —  LOS ANGELES — In the annals of vice presidential history, tonight will be something different.  In his black tux, the man known to his most fervent fans as "The Goracle" will arrive by hybrid eco-limo and …
New York Times:
Blast Kills 40 as Cleric Assails Baghdad Plan  —  A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives and ball bearings blew himself up at a Baghdad university today, killing at least 40 people and strewing fingers, pens, purses and bloody textbooks all over the ground.
Discussion: Decision '08
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Iraq Rebel Cleric Reins In Militia; Motives at Issue
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Sinan Salaheddin / Associated Press:
38 killed in attack near Baghdad college  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bomber struck Sunday outside a college campus in Baghdad, killing at least 38 people and injuring dozens as a string of other blasts and rocket attacks left bloodshed around the city.  —  Most of the victims were students …
Radley Balko / The Agitator:
Shhhh Yourself, Pal
Shakespeare's Sister:
Reason #2,675,932 Why I Hate the Media  —  They make me defend Mitt Romney. … SO WHAT?  —  LeMew calls this "a bulls**t smear piece on Romney" and "straightforward religious bigotry," and I totally agree.  Romney doesn't practice polygamy, nor does he support it; that his ancestry …
Atrios / Eschaton:   More Mitt
New York Times:
In Big Buyout, Utility to Limit New Coal Plants  —  Under a proposed $45 billion buyout by a team of private equity firms, the TXU Corporation, a Texas utility that has long been the bane of environmental groups, will abandon plans to build 8 of 11 coal plants and commit to a broad menu …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Nick Cohen / Opinion Journal:
An Upside-Down World  —  The British far left makes common cause with Muslim reactionaries.  —  LONDON—The other day Ken Livingstone, the mayor of my hometown of London, organized a conference on Islam and the West.  It was a carefully rigged affair in which handpicked speaker …
Jennifer Rubin / Weekly Standard:
A Tax-Cutting Democrat  —  Bill Richardson's New Mexico record.  —  In July 2006 the Wall Street Journal touted New Mexico's governor Bill Richardson as a man who "embraced tax cutting and benefited politically."  The Journal quoted Richardson approvingly for advising his party that …
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Sunday Wrap-up  —  Writing in Roll Call, Stuart Rothenberg, one of the nation's most astute political commentators, urged politicians not to "lower the bar for candidates' campaign bloggers."  —  The occasion for his column?  Amanda Marcotte's apologia, in which she claimed that her departure …
Carla Power / New York Times:
A Secret History  —  For Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the stock image of an Islamic scholar is a gray-bearded man.  Women tend to be seen as the subjects of Islamic law rather than its shapers.  And while some opportunities for religious education do exist for women …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Frank Luntz / Washington Post:
Stuck in the Mud  —  How Can the GOP Get Moving Again?
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Media Matters for America:
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Discussion: Firedoglake
Forgotten Heroes  —  A Long Recovery: Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Sargent …
Discussion: Think Progress
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
White House Disaster Drill Supposes 10-City IED Strike
 Earlier Items: 
Bill Gates / Washington Post:
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David Johnston / New York Times:
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Discussion: GINA COBB and Washington Post
Inside Iraq:
Sitting Ducks  —  At last my heart and mind are at rest, until tomorrow.
Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
Covert Question, Open Controversy
Discussion: The Sideshow
Larry O'Dell / Associated Press:
Virginia apologizes for role in slavery