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2:05 PM ET, June 7, 2009

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Publius / Obsidian Wings:
Stay Classy Ed Whelan  —  So there you have it - I've been officially outed by Ed Whelan.  I would never have done that to my harshest critic in a million years, but oh well.  —  And to be clear - the proximate cause was that Whelan got mad that I criticized him in a blog post.
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Ed Whelan / Bench Memos:
Exposing an Irresponsible Anonymous Blogger  —  One bane of the Internet is the anonymous blogger who abuses his anonymity to engage in irresponsible attacks.  One such blogger who has been biting at my ankles in recent months is the fellow who calls himself “publius” at the Obsidian Wings blog.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CLASS ACT, ALL THE WAY.... On Friday, publius — Hilzoy's Obsidian Wings co-blogger and someone I've known for several years — had a blog post criticizing something National Review's Ed Whelan wrote.  As blog criticisms go, the piece was acerbic but hardly outrageous — Whelan made an observation …
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James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Outing  —  National Review's Ed Whelan has outed The Blogger Formerly Known as Publius, revealing his name and employer despite being informed by TBFKAP that he had a “variety of private, family, and professional reasons” for wishing to keep his identity private.
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A.L. / The Anonymous Liberal:
Ed Whelan Completes His Descent into Hackery  —  I've been debating all day whether or not to respond to this act of astounding immaturity and intellectual cowardice.  On the one hand, this “outing” hits pretty close to home.  In addition to being a long time reader and admirer of Publius' writing …
Jennifer Parker / George's Bottom Line:
Clinton: Obama Has Passed ‘3a.m.’ Test  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said President Barack Obama has “absolutely” answered questions she posed during the Democratic campaign about his lack of experience and ability to handle an international crisis.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Washington Post:
The Settlement Rift  —  President Obama has delivered a necessary shock to Israel's right-wing government.  Will he now compromise?  —  IN THE WEEKS before President Obama's Cairo address to the Muslim world, his administration opened a striking public breach with the Israeli government of Binyamin Netanyahu.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Hillary Clinton: ‘Digging out... deep holes’
Discussion: The Politico
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
After Cairo, It's Clinton Time
Discussion: TalkLeft and Informed Comment
Washington Post:
D.C. Couple's Disdain for U.S. Policies May Have Led to Alleged Spying for Cuba  —  Disdain for U.S. Policies May Have Led to Alleged Spying for Cuba  —  He was a courtly State Department intelligence analyst from a prominent family who loved to sail and peruse the London Review of Books.
William Kates / Associated Press:
Palin helps NY town celebrate Alaska anniversary  —  AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin set aside politics only briefly Saturday to help Auburn officials celebrate their inaugural Founder's Day and raise money for a museum honoring William Seward, the 19th-century U.S. secretary …
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Victor Davis Hanson / Pajamas Media:
The Reckoning  —  Obama Versus the Way of the Universe  —  I wish the President well, but he is butting up against human nature.  And that is a fight one cannot win.  If one runs up nearly a $2 trillion annual deficit, and then persists in such red-ink to the point of adding another $9 trillion …
Amie Parnes / The Politico:
Dems express ‘growing concern’  —  House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Daniel Maffei have circulated this letter today ...  ... to Obama expressing “growing concern” with the closures of GM and Chrysler dealerships across the country.
Peter Bradshaw / Guardian:
Tunnel frauds leave Gazans ruined  —  For years, a network of underground smugglers' routes from Egypt to the Gaza Strip has supplied a besieged population with everything from cement to cattle.  But now a series of major scams has destroyed the dreams of desperate investors who saw the tunnels as a path out of poverty
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Allan Dowd / Reuters:
Canadians angered over “Buy American” rule  —  WHISTLER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian municipal leaders threatened to retaliate against the “Buy America” movement in the United States on Saturday, warning trade restrictions will hurt both countries' economies.
Discussion: Neptunus Lex and Say Anything
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