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1:30 AM ET, May 29, 2007

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CindySheehan / Daily Kos:
"Good Riddance Attention Whore"  —  I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement.  Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:   Cindy Sheehan Resigns as 'Face' of the American Antiwar Movement
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Right-wing blogger geniuses expose another journalistic fraud!  —  The genius investigators in the right-wing blogosphere — who serve as our Watchdogs over the Corrupt "MSM" — made a major, major discovery this weekend.  Last Wednesday, former CIA agent Larry Johnson published a Memo …
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
In Rare Talks, U.S. and Iran Discuss Iraq  —  The United States and Iran held the first high-profile, face-to-face talks in nearly three decades today, adhering to an agenda that focused strictly on the war in Iraq and on how the bitter adversaries could work to improve conditions here.
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Should Scooter Libby's Sentencing Letters Be Made Public?  —  Marcy (Empty Wheel) argues that the sentencing letters written on behalf of Scooter Libby should be made available to the public.  —  Team Libby disagrees (brief here), asserting that the letters are not judicial records …
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
You Oughta Know  —  Bill Jeffress asserts (PDF) that letters written …
Discussion: Eschaton
Associated Press:
Flags replaced with swastikas in Wash.  —  ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. - Vandals burned dozens of small American flags that decorated veterans' graves for Memorial Day and replaced many of them with hand-drawn swastikas, authorities said Monday.  —  Forty-six flag standards were found empty …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Hispanic Groups Reconsider Their Support for Gonzales  —  Two years ago, major Hispanic groups broke with other civil rights organizations and supported Alberto R. Gonzales's nomination for attorney general, primarily because he would become the highest-ranking Latino ever in a presidential Cabinet.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Three Cheers For Three Bloggers: Powerline's Fifth Anniversary  —  John Hinderaker notes that this weekend marks the fifth anniversary of Powerline.  I join with what should be —if justice and perspective replaced envy and bias— a throng tens of thousands of other journalists in toasting …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com and Power Line
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE WAR PRAYER.... In 1904, disgusted by the aftermath of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine-American War, Mark Twain wrote a short anti-war prose poem called "The War Prayer."  His family begged him not to publish it, his friends advised him to bury it, and his publisher rejected it …
Discussion: The RBC
Hubris Sonic / The News Blog:
Captain Obvious  —  Goes bucking for Commodore.  —  Every now and then as I run barefoot over the burning shores of the NYT, I catch a glint of Tom Friedman talking about, say, energy policy.  Like a shiny nickel washed up along a great swath of poo, catching the light just so.
Los Angeles Times:
Time to tax carbon  —  A carbon tax is the best, cheapest and most efficient way to combat cataclysmic climate change.  —  IF YOU HAVE KIDS, take them to the beach.  They should enjoy it while it lasts, because there's a chance that within their lifetimes California's beaches will vanish under the waves.
White House:
President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, all.  Secretary England, members of the Cabinet, General Pace, members of Congress, members of the United States military, veterans, families of the fallen, our fellow citizens: Welcome.
Ezra Klein:
Data A Blogger!  —  The New York Times reports on the high circulations and curiously enduring appeal of teen magazines.  They're what newspapers wish they were!  "It really hits these girls on an emotional level," says Molly MacDermot, editor of Twist and M. I can only hope so.
Discussion: New York Times and Unfogged
 
 
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Bill Walsh / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Name game can have racial tinge
Rob Bluey / Bluey Blog:
National Memorial Day Parade
The Sun:
Now snow's on the way  —  BRITAIN looks set to be hit by Bank Holiday SNOW today.
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Change on Immigration Turns Senator Kyl Into Lightning Rod
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Hot Air
W. Gardner Selby / Austin American-Statesman:
Elections ahead; Lampson not running for U.S. Senate
Simon Kearney / The Australian:
Anti-Islamic writer stirs hatred, Muslims warn
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Why Soldiers Back Home Seldom Speak of War: Woman Veteran Nails It.
Donald Hudson Jr / NiemanWatchdog.org:
A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here?
 Earlier Items: 
Maurice Possley / Chicago Tribune:
Exonerated by DNA, guilty in official's eyes
Discussion: TalkLeft and Norwegianity
Danny Miller / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:
Laughing with Charles Nelson Reilly
Turkishdailynews Headlines:
'Turkish tanks cannot cross into northern Iraq'
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
If You're Reading This Blog Today...
San Francisco Chronicle:
Thorn in the side of GOP says he's just doing his job
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Memorial Day.  —  Picture source explained.  More here.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Memorial Day 2007: Lend A Hand