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  Ann Althouse
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The Anchoress
  Andrew Sullivan
Associated Press
  Matt Apuzzo
  Gina Holland
  James G. Lakely
  Brian Murphy
  Joe Marquette
  Kathy Gannon
  Mark Sherman
  Patrick Quinn
  Will Lester
  Jim Abrams
Balloon Juice
  John Cole
Betsy's Page
  Betsy Newmark
The Blogging of the President
  Stirling Newberry
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal
  Brad DeLong
Brendan Nyhan
  Brendan Nyhan
BrothersJudd Blog
  Orrin Judd
Captain's Quarters
  Captain Ed
The Claremont Institute
  Richard Reeb
The Corner
  K. J. Lopez
  John J. Miller
  Jonah Goldberg
  KLo Back
  Lambert @Corrente
  Jason Van Steenwyk
  Damian Penny
Daly Thoughts
  Gerry @DalyThoughts
  Michael Froomkin
Dr. Frank's What's-it
  Dr. Frank
Drudge Report
  Steve Antler
  Ed Driscoll
The Fourth Rail
  Bill Roggio
Fraters Libertas
  Saint l
  Eric Hobsbawm
  Mark Lawson
Harry's Place
  Harry @HarrysPlace
Hit and Run
  Charles Paul Freund
  Matt Welch
The Huffington Post
  Arianna Huffington
  Stephen Burt
  Hooman Majd
  Marc Cooper
  David Corn
Huffington Post
  Hugh Hewitt
In the Agora
  Michael Drazer
The Indepundit
Informed Comment
  Juan Cole
  Glenn Reynolds
Interesting Times
  Chris Andersen
James Wolcott
  James Wolcott
Jeff Quinton
  Jeff Quinton
  Tom Maguire
Kudlow's Money Politic$
  Larry Kudlow
L.A. Observed
  Kevin Roderick
The Left Coaster
  Eriposte @LeftCoaster
  Duckman GR
Left in the West
  V @LeftInTheWest
Little Green Footballs
  Charles Johnson
Los Angeles Times
  John Daniszewski
  James F. Peltz
The Mahablog
  Barbara O'Brien
  Lindsay Beyerstein
  Brian Stelter
Michelle Malkin
  Michelle Malkin
The Moderate Voice
  Joe Gandelman
  Chris Bowers
Mystery Pollster
  Mark Blumenthal
National Review
New York Times
  Michael Moss
  Frank Rich
  Dan Mitchell
  Michael Slackman
  Patricia Nelson Limerick
  Michael Janofsky
  John Tierney
  Paul Krugman
  David Stout
  Edward Wyatt
  Neil A. Lewis
No More Mister Nice Blog
  Steve M.
  Norm Geras
One Hand Clapping
  Donald Sensing
Opinion Journal
Outside The Beltway
  James Joyner
Pacific Views
  Natasha @PacificViews
Patterico's Pontifications
  Pejman Yousefzadeh
The Peking Duck
  Richard TPD
The People's Republic of Seabrook
  Jack Cluth
  Dr. Steven Taylor
  Alexander K. McClure
  Jayson @PoliPundit
Power Line
  John @PowerLine
  Scott @PowerLine
praktike's blog
  Steve Bainbridge
Publius Pundit
  A.M. Mora y Leon
  Robert Mayer
The QandO Blog
  Jon Henke
  Cori Dauber
  Caren Bohan
  Parisa Hafezi
Rising Hegemon
Roger Ailes
  Roger Ailes
Roger L. Simon
  Roger L. Simon
  Jim Romenesko
San Diego Union-Tribune
  Jerry Kammer
Scared Monkeys
  Scared Monkeys
The Sideshow
  Avedon Carol
Silflay Hraka
  Matt Singer
skippy the bush kangaroo
  Cookie Jill
a small victory
  Michele Catalano
The Spoons Experience
  Christopher Kanis
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire
  Taegan Goddard
  Jeralyn Merritt
  Matthew Yglesias
Tech Central Station
  Stephen Bainbridge
  David Blair
  Radley Balko
Times of London
  Anthony Browne
  Ogged @Unfogged
  Fontana Labs
Unqualified Offerings
  Jim Henley
USS Neverdock
  Marc @USSNeverdock
The Volokh Conspiracy
  Juan Non-Volokh
Vox Popoli
  Vox Day
War and Piece
  Laura Rozen
The Washington Monthly
  Kevin Drum
Washington Post
  Mike Allen
  Dana Milbank
  Mike Musgrove
  Dan Eggen
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£220bn stolen by Nigeria's corrupt rulers
  By / Telegraph   —   Permalink 
The scale of the task facing Tony Blair in his drive to help Africa was laid bare yesterday when it emerged that Nigeria's past rulers stole or misused £220 billion.
That is as much as all the western aid given to Africa in almost four decades.
Dr. Steven Taylor: Insanity — Via the London Telegraph: 220bn stolen by Nigeria's corrupt rulers "The scale of the task facing Tony Blair...
Captain Ed: Unfortunately for those of us who would like to find a way to do something effective, the question got a big answer in...
Marc @USSNeverdock: Where did all the money go last time? It was stolen.
Damian Penny: Why Africa is poor — Amount of foreign aid recieved by Nigeria between 1960 and 1997: 220 billion.
McQ: Today, an article in The Telegraph points to the scale of the problem Ayittey highlights in just one African country
Joe Gandelman: Power (And Money) To The People (The Ruling People) Once in a while you come across a story of corruption so incredibly...
Also: Marcus @HarrysPlace, Pejman Yousefzadeh, Betsy Newmark, Roger Ailes

Hard-Liner Urges Reconciliation After Victory in Iranian Vote
  AP   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The winner of Iran's presidential election, whose landslide victory dealt a setback to reformers, said Saturday he seeks to make his country a ''modern, advanced, powerful, and Islamic'' model for the world.
Pejman Yousefzadeh: The new Iranian presidenti-elect, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is quite clearly a master of tarof: "The winner of Iran's...
McQ: Instead, AP is reporting: "Nearly 28 million ballots were cast, or more than 59 percent of Iran's approximately 47 million eligible voters.
James Joyner: The NYT doesn't bother to write an original piece, just running the AP story under the headline "Hard-Liner Urges Reconciliation After Victory in Iranian Vote."
Stephen Burt: What (if anything) can the U.S. do about Iran? Is thimerosal truly toxic, or not? How much bile can spew from Karl Rove?
Hooman Majd: They must not have been at polls, for arch-conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected the next president of the Islamic Republic in a landslide.

Cities, Homeowners Clash Over Land Rights
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
NEW LONDON, Conn. - When a divided Supreme Court broadened the government's right to seize private property this past week, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor painted a grim portrait of what she saw coming.
Donald Sensing: Update: Okay, maybe I'll need to oppose domanining property forgolf courses, too.
Glenn Reynolds: MORE KELO FOLLOWUP: [snipped quote] Read the whole thing.
Pejman Yousefzadeh: Here's an example: "When a divided Supreme Court broadened the government's right to seize private property this past...

Safer Vehicles for Soldiers: A Tale of Delays and Glitches
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
When Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld visited Iraq last year to tour the Abu Ghraib prison camp, military officials did not rely on a government-issued Humvee to transport him safely on the ground.
Brad DeLong: The U.S. Army has been stabbed in the back by those—George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul...
Joe @AmericaBlog: The New York Times just posted another long investigative article about how ill-prepared our troops on the ground are in Iraq.
TChris: An Incompetent Coward — It's fun to watch Sen. Kennedy tell Donald Rumsfeld that he's incompetent, but if he had seen...

The Armstrong Williams NewsHour
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
HERE'S the difference between this year's battle over public broadcasting and the one that blew up in Newt Gingrich's face a decade ago: this one isn't really about the survival of public broadcasting. So don't be distracted by any premature obituaries for Big Bird.
Roger Ailes: Recommended reading: "Glenn Reynolds Out-Stupids Himself" "The Armstrong Williams NewsHour"
Stirling Newberry: Big Brother Watches PBS — Corporation for Public Broadcasting Illegally pays for political activity.

Iraq insurgents snatch victory from defeat
  Guardian   —   Permalink 
Dawn had yet to break and Baghdad's biggest police station, like the rest of the city, was quiet. About 80 officers dozed inside the fortress, leaving just a few sentries guarding the walls, razor wire and concrete barriers.
It started with mortars.
Bill Roggio: The Guardian titles this one "Iraq insurgents snatch victory from defeat", but it is clear this attack was a massive military defeat.
Norm Geras: Victory into defeat? Omar at Iraq the Model (scroll down) takes exception to this report from Rory Carroll. (Thanks: RB.)
Jason Van Steenwyk: Of course, their unwitting stooges at the Guardian think that counts as a victory.

Asymmetry in the slurs
  By / Washington Times   —   Permalink 
Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat, was not alone in recently comparing American behavior at Guantanamo Bay to that of "Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings."
Charles Johnson: VDH: Asymmetry in the Slurs — Victor Davis Hanson is fed up with the absurdly inverted rhetoric coming from the left: Asymmetry in the slurs.
Betsy Newmark: Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of all the comparisons to Hitler that the left have flung at America and the Bush...
John @PowerLine: Victor Davis Hanson recapitulates the liberals' hate campaign against President Bush, ranging from Charlie Rangel ("This...

Three Things About Iraq
  NYT   —   Permalink 
To have the sober conversation about the war in Iraq that America badly needs, it is vital to acknowledge three facts:
The war has nothing to do with Sept. 11. Saddam Hussein was a sworn enemy of Washington, but there was no Iraq-Qaeda axis, no connection between Saddam Hussein and the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Barbara O'Brien: Clip & Save — Via Stirling Newberry, today's New York Times gets shrill: "To have the sober conversation about the war...
Joe @AmericaBlog: NY Times: Three Things About Iraq — Today's NY Times editorial on Iraq: [snipped quote] Of course, using the Rove...
Stirling Newberry: The New York Times gets Shrill — The most cynical recent example was Karl Rove's absurd and offensive declaration this...

High Court to End Term With Big Decisions
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ends its work Monday with the highest of drama: an anticipated retirement, a ruling on the constitutionality of government Ten Commandments displays and decisions in other major cases.
Justices usually wait until then to resolve blockbuster cases.
James Joyner: High Court to End Term With Big Decisions — High Court to End Term With Big Decisions (AP) [snipped quote] Given that...
John @AmericaBlog: Monday is the last day of the Sup Ct's term — Rehnquist might resign. I've heard Sandra Day may do it first.

A Broadband Beat-Down
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
IT looked for a while as if the United States was firmly entrenched as the world's leader in Internet innovation. President Bill Clinton and Al Gore, his vice president, did much to encourage development of the country's technology infrastructure, writes Thomas Bleha in an article accessible on the Foreign Affairs magazine Web site (
Steve M.: New York Times The Foreign Affairs article is here. The Brookings article is here.
Avedon Carol: The decline and fall: IT looked for a while as if the United States was firmly entrenched as the world's leader in Internet innovation.
Barbara O'Brien: Via Steve M, Dan Mitchell writes in the New York Times about all the wonderful technological progress we've made under...

A wind of change starts to blow across Europe
  By / Times of London   —   Permalink 
WHEN Tony Blair took to the floor of the European Parliament his officials, muttering about Daniel and the lions' den, expected him to get the roughest of rides.
A.M. Mora y Leon: Europeans everywhere are rejecting the Franco-German centralized-welfare-stati st model and embracing the Anglo-Roman ideal of freedom and rule of law.
Pejman Yousefzadeh: "A WIND OF CHANGE STARTS TO BLOW ACROSS EUROPE" — Perhaps there is yet hope for the old continent: [snipped quote] The...
Andrew Sullivan: And guess what? Many agreed. Is the tide turning? Money quote: [snipped quote] My admiration for Blair grows.

Hard-Liner Wins Decisively in Iran Presidential Election
  By / LAT   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN — The mayor of Tehran won Iran's presidency in a landslide Friday, using support from the clerical hierarchy and the country's vast military to restore total control of the government to Islamic fundamentalists and end an eight-year experiment in reform.
Pejman Yousefzadeh: UPDATE: It should be remembered that one of the reasons Ahmadinejad won was because reformists appear to have stayed...
K. J. Lopez: CONFESSION — When the tease to a piece includes the phrase "the moderate Rafsanjani" I don't bother clicking.
James Joyner: Hard-Liner Wins Decisively in Iran Presidential Election (LAT) "[...] After being roundly rebuffed by voters in the last...

Winner in Iran Calls for Unity; Reformists Reel
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN, June 25 - Iran's newly elected president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Saturday that he wanted to create a strong Islamic nation and issued a call for unity in his first comments after a landslide victory that left the country's reformist movement virtually powerless and threatens to further complicate relations with the United States.
Michael Drazer: Regardless, Ahmadinejad is considered a hardliner by the West, most notably regarding nuclear proliferation (see BBC article here, NY Times article here).
Roger L. Simon: Annals of the Mainstream Media - Iran — The New York Times seems to accept that Iran had a real election and that the...

Bush says he has Iraq plan, critics see quagmire
  By / Reuters   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush insisted on Saturday he had a strategy for defeating the deadly insurgency in Iraq but Democrats said the war was threatening to descend into a quagmire.
Cernig: And that leads one into pondering a far larger can of worms. President Bush says he has a plan for Iraq.
John @AmericaBlog: Quagmire... ...isn't just a character on The Family Guy.

On Autism's Cause, It's Parents vs. Research
  NYT   —   Permalink 
Kristen Ehresmann, a Minnesota Department of Health official, had just told a State Senate hearing that vaccines with microscopic amounts of mercury were safe. Libby Rupp, a mother of a 3-year-old girl with autism, was incredulous.
Kevin Drum: Lindsay Beyerstein is skeptical of RFK's charges (here and here), and the New York Times reviews the bidding in a front page article today.
Stephen Burt: Stephen Burt: Attention Basketball Fans (part one) This weekend brings many questions: why did the Vice President enter the hospital?

Press pounces on Rove's remarks
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
Major news outlets that largely ignored the controversial comments of the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate last week immediately reported on a fiery speech by White House adviser Karl Rove, giving the story front-page prominence and the lead of newscasts.
Charles Johnson: MSM Ignores Durbin, Pounces on Rove — I think I'm getting cynical, perish the thought, because this Washington Times...
Betsy Newmark: James Lakely details the difference in how the MSM covered Durbin's remarks and Rove's speech. The discrepancy is quite revealing.

Dining With Jeff
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
Founding a democracy, rather like living in a democracy, can be very tough on friendship.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson began as friends. The tensions and frictions of the early Republic took care of that.
Jon Henke: On a more hopeful note, Patricia Nelson Limerick has an interesting column in todays NYTimes... [snipped quote] UPDATE: ...
Ann Althouse: Patricia Nelson Limerick describes the incident this way: [snipped quote] Limerick frets about the way people are so...

Required Report on Trip by House Ethics Chairman Is Missing
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
The chairman of the House ethics committee apparently did not properly file a required report about a $3,170 trip to Canada last year. His staff said it must have been lost in the mail.
Perhaps the report, due nine months ago, will turn up.
Dr. Steven Taylor: The Dog Ate my Paperwork and Other Tales from Congress — Via WaPo: Required Report on Trip by House Ethics Chairman Is...
Pudentilla: the party of personal responsibility strikes again "required report on trip by house ethics chairman is missing - the...
Lambert @Corrente: Don't the Republicans have secretaries to handle their paperwork? And pick up their dry cleaning, and hump their golf bags in from the club, and so forth?

Thirteen With the C.I.A. Sought by Italy in a Kidnapping
  NYT   —   Permalink 
MILAN, June 24 - An Italian judge has ordered the arrest of 13 officers and operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency on charges that they seized an Egyptian cleric on a Milan street two years ago and flew him to Egypt for questioning, Italian prosecutors and investigators said Friday.
Avedon Carol: You know you've lost the world's respect when... An Italian judge has ordered the arrest of 13 officers and operatives...
Pudentilla: must be a liberal — [snipped quote] apparently awol's allies have yet to receive cheney's memo.
Michael @AmericaBlog: Now the CIA may have to endure some arrests. In Italy, the New York Times reports a judge has submitted arrest orders for 13 people who either work for or are linked to the CIA.

U.S. Court Backs Bush's Changes on Clean Air Act
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON, June 24 - A federal appeals court sided with the Bush administration on Friday, upholding its revisions of the Clean Air Act to allow plant operators to modernize without installing expensive new pollution control equipment.
DeDurkheim: Clean Air? We don't need no stinkin' clean air...! Its true according to recent court decisions.
John Cole: Power Plant Ruling — It will be interesting to see the fall out from this ruling.

America's neo-conservative world supremacists will fail
  By / Guardian   —   Permalink 
Three continuities link the global US of the cold war era with the attempt to assert world supremacy since 2001. The first is its position of international domination, outside the sphere of influence of communist regimes during the cold war, globally since the collapse of the USSR.
Harry @HarrysPlace: Today he has a column in the Guardian which has the comic-strip title of America's neo-conservative world supremacists will fail.
Pudentilla: one man's meat "eric hobsbawm, a highly respected british historian, has an interesting op-ed in the guardian about...

The Commander in Chief Furls 'Mission Accomplished'
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
President Bush and his guest, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari, reversed roles yesterday in the East Room. While the quiet Iraqi delivered a peppy sales pitch to the United States and spoke cheerfully of declining violence, the famously sunny president kept talking about how terribly rough things are.
Betsy Newmark: Dana Milbank is back to being his snarky self in writing about the President. First, get a load of the headline.
Lambert @Corrente: "You have a great country," remarked a radio reporter, one of the five Iraqi journalists traveling with Jafari, as he...

They Still Blame America First
  By / Weekly Standard   —   Permalink 
DEMOCRATS DON'T HAVE A DEATH wish. It just seems that way. What they actually have is a habit of falling into the national security trap. They did it in 1972. They did it in 1984. They did it in 1994. They did it in 2002.
Ed Driscoll: The Paul Kersey Left — Fred Barnes writes: [snipped quote] Speaking of Vietnam, Don Suber and Jeff Harrell remind us...
Orrin Judd: HONEY-POTTED TARBABY: They Still Blame America First: The Democrats fall into the national security trap again.

Marvel, DC Duel At the Box Office
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
Suppose Batman and the Fantastic Four are standing at an intersection and get into a fight. Who wins?
An age-old comic book fight is being renewed this summer, and it's not the struggle of good against evil — it's the jostling for revenue and prestige between rival comic companies and their fictional universes.
James Joyner: Marvel, DC Duel At the Box Office — Marvel, DC Duel At the Box Office (WaPo, D1) [snipped quote] Superman is the biggest franchise in comics and Batman is close behind.
John J. Miller: MARVEL VS. DC — "A slightly geekier version of the Beatles-vs.-the-Stones question." Slightly?
Christopher Kanis: DC v. Marvel — Washington Post: The difference between DC and Marvel used to be one of those cultural dividing lines —...

Sculpted Bodies And a Strip Act At Justice Dept.
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
After more than three years, the most talked-about coverup at the Justice Department has come to an end.
Two soaring blue drapes that hung in the department's Great Hall were unceremoniously removed yesterday, once again revealing a pair of risque Art Deco-era sculptures that flank the room's stage.
Avedon Carol: The morning papers — Breast of the week: Ashcroft always pretended he had nothing to do with the cover-up of Spirit of...
Lindsay Beyerstein: Art Deco sculpture fanfic — In honor of Estrada's decision to unshroud the Spirit of Justice, I bring you what may be...

One miracle too many
  By / Guardian   —   Permalink 
This weekend in New York, the Rev Billy Graham will hold what is likely to be his final roll call of US souls. Aged 86 and suffering from prostate cancer, Parkinson's and water on the brain, the preacher will speak from an ingenious pulpit designed to allow him to evangelise in a sitting position.
Norm Geras: Opinions of America — In today's Guardian Mark Lawson writes of his impressions of America - where, he says, there is...
Dr. Frank: Meanwhile, Guardian columnist Mark Lawson visits America, watches some TV, and concludes that this country really has become a theocracy to an "astonishing" extent.

Afghan Forces Find Bodies of 76 Rebels
  AP   —   Permalink 
MIANA SHIEN, Afghanistan — Afghan forces scouring mountains in southern Afghanistan after some of the deadliest fighting since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 have found the bodies of another 76 rebels, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.
Cori Dauber: So I know it couldn't be the guys AP is describing as "rebels." Update: Well, be all of that as it may, this is just, uh, odd.
John Cole: The Fighting Continues — It appears we have had some recent successes, if you will, in Afghanistan: [snipped quote] Not...

Hard-Line Tehran Mayor Wins Iranian Presidency
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN, June 25 — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the hard-line mayor of Tehran who has invoked Iran's 1979 revolution and expressed doubts about rapprochement with the United States, won a runoff election Friday and was elected president of the Islamic republic in a landslide, the Interior Ministry announced early Saturday.
Smash: The Fix is In — THE MULLAHS have flexed their power, and named a hard-line conservative to be their puppet president.
James Joyner: Hard-Line Tehran Mayor Wins Iranian Presidency (WaPo, A1) [quote] [...] "The people actually did test the reformists during...[end quote]
Natasha @PacificViews: Hardliner Wins In Iran — Iranians went to the polls for their presidential runoff election and chose hardline Tehran...
McQ: The Washington Post clamis that only 47 percent turned out in the run-off: "With 85 percent of votes counted, a...
Dr. Steven Taylor: "It also has, helpfully, pronunciation help:Ahmadinejad (pronounced ''Aah-MA-dee-ni-JAHD'')" Interestingly, what all the...
Captain Ed: Hardliner 'Wins' Iranian Election — Little-known Teheran mayor and hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the run-off for...
Also: Hilzoy @ObsidianWings

Election Winner Wants Iran to Be a Model
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN, Iran - The winner of Iran's presidential election, whose landslide victory dealt a setback to reformers, said Saturday he seeks to make his country a "modern, advanced, powerful, and Islamic" model for the world.
Laura Rozen: Heard yesterday about the bad news from Iran, that Tehran fundamentalist mayor Ahmadinejad has won Friday's presidential...
James Joyner: President-Elect Wants Modern, Islamic Iran — President-Elect Wants Modern, Islamic Iran (AP) "The winner of Iran's...

The Mild, Mild West
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
The actors from HBO's "Deadwood" are coming to the scene of their crimes today, and they can expect a hero's welcome when they pose for pictures on Main Street.
Juan Non-Volokh: The Wild or Mild West: John Tierney's NYT column today questions popular notions that the old West was a wild and dangerous place.
Glenn Reynolds: JOHN TIERNEY ON THE MILD, MILD WEST: [snipped quote] An armed society is a polite society, as Robert Heinlein noted.

Cheney Checks Into Vail Hospital...
  Huffington Post   —   Permalink 
Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to the cardiac unit of the Vail Valley Medical Center Friday. Contrary to Associated Press reports that he went to see orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steadman, for a knee injury, Vice President Cheney passed through the orthopedic center directly to the cardiac unit to see Dr. Jack Eck and his team.
Jeff Quinton: First there was this post at HuffPost: "Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to the cardiac unit of the Vail Valley...
Arianna Huffington: Arianna Huffington: Note on Comments — Some of the comments posted to the Cheney news story are highly offensive, and we will therefore delete them.
Taegan Goddard: Report: Cheney Taken to Cardiac Unit — Vice President Dick Cheney "was taken to the cardiac unit of the Vail Valley Medical Center Friday," the Huffington Post reports.
Marc Cooper: What bad luck for the V.P. Not only was he not feeling well, but then his doctor bumped right into our hostess Arianna and spilled the beans.
Michelle Malkin: Here's a sample: [snipped quote] This is very reminiscent of how Laura Ingraham was treated after she revealed that she was being treated for breast cancer.
Lambert @Corrente: Dick "Go F**k Yourself" Cheney is said to have checked himself into a cardiac unit... More of the first throes of the latest Rove campaign?
Also: Cookie Jill, Jeralyn Merritt

Gunman Kills L.A. Deputy on Gang Duty
  LAT   —   Permalink 
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy interviewing a woman and a man outside a Hawaiian Gardens apartment was fatally shot Friday when a gunman burst out of the residence, put a handgun to the officer's face and fired, authorities said.
Patterico: UPDATE: The version of the story that will run in tomorrow's paper includes the information on Dep. Ortiz's medal,...
Kevin Roderick: Jerry Ortiz, deputy was 35 — OrtizFolks, one of our protectors was killed yesterday doing his job in the city of Hawaiian Gardens.

Hardline mayor wins Iran runoff
  CNN   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — a hard-line conservative who has said Iran should embrace the principles of the 1979 Islamic Revolution — was declared the winner of Iran's presidential election early Saturday, garnering more than 61 percent of the votes, according to Iranian television.
McQ: CNN says 49 percent voted: "An estimated 23 million votes were cast, or nearly 49 percent of Iran's 47 million eligible voters.
Praktike: Bad guy wins — Well, US-Iranian relations are about to get even more dicey: TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Tehran Mayor Mahmoud...
James Joyner: Hardline mayor wins Iran runoff (CNN) "[...] Ahmadinejad had not been expected to even make it into the runoff, but he...
Orrin Judd: A SQUANDER: Hardline mayor wins Iran runoff (CNN, 6/24/05) [snipped quote] Reformists are right, of course, that so long...

Drapes removed from Justice Department statue
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
Spirit of Justice, with her one breast exposed and her arms raised, and the bare-chested male Majesty of Law basked in the late afternoon light of Justice's ceremonial Great Hall.
Taegan Goddard: Statues Uncovered at Justice Department — "With barely a word about it, workers at the Justice Department Friday...
Cookie Jill: ustoady"
Jeralyn Merritt: It's Official: Aschroft Is Gone — With very little fanfare Friday, the Justice Department statues were returned to their former glory.
Kevin Drum: NEKKID STATUES....Moral decay has once again taken over the Justice Department: [snipped quote] $8,000? What were they made of?

Kennedy's Vast Domain
  Opinion Journal   —   Permalink 
The Supreme Court's "liberal" wing has a reputation in some circles as a guardian of the little guy and a protector of civil liberties. That deserves reconsideration in light of yesterday's decision in Kelo v. City of New London.
Steve Bainbridge: says the answer might surprise you: [quote] The Supreme Court's "liberal" wing has a reputation in some...[end quote]
Donald Sensing: A one-two Supreme Court punch — From OpinionJournal's Review and Outlook: [snipped quote] A mighty big "if," speaking of Bush.
Michelle Malkin: The Wall Street Journal weighs in on the Supreme Court's reverse Robin Hoods. George Will has an eloquent column today decrying the ruling.
John Cole: The Reverse Robin Hood — The Opinion Journal has a screedy piece on the Kelo v. New London decision, and it appears...

Hardline Mayor Wins Iran Presidential Race
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN, Iran - The hardline Tehran mayor steamrolled over one of Iran's best-known statesman to win the presidency Saturday in a landslide election victory that cements conservative control over the nation's political leadership.
Ogged @Unfogged: Ahmadinejad — Good grief.
Charles Johnson: "Hardliners" Win Sham Election — A tragic joke, aided and abetted by mainstream media: Hardline Mayor Wins Iran Presidential Race.

Hardliner Ahamdinejad wins Iran presidential vote
  By / Reuters   —   Permalink 
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ultra-conservative Tehran mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to victory in Iran's presidential election on Saturday, an official said, spelling a possible end to fragile social reforms and rapprochement with the West.
Charles Paul Freund: Reuters is reporting that Tehran's "ultra-conservative" mayor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has "swept to victory in Iran's presidential election."
Pejman Yousefzadeh: UPDATE: I hate being right: "Ultra-conservative Tehran mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to victory in Iran's...
Roger L. Simon: We have a winner in Iran, ladies and gentlemen... And he is... Hardliner Ahamdinejad!... (give the man a round of applause)... Of course Reuters wants us to be alarmed.

Ashcroft Gone, Justice Statues Disrobe
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON — With barely a word about it, workers at the Justice Department Friday removed the blue drapes that have famously covered two scantily clad statues for the past 3 1/2 years.
Jack Cluth: Yes, they're real...and they're spectacular — Ashcroft Gone, Justice Statues Disrobe Once upon a time, in a land far,...
John Cole: Pr0n at the DOJ — Via Drudge, I see the statues can bare themselves again: [snipped quote] I am not sure what is...
Jonah Goldberg: BOOBIEGATE — The famous topless statues at DOJ have been disrobed by the new AG. I certainly have no problem with the decision.
Joe Gandelman: Tit For Tat At The Justice Department — It appears that the new top man at the Justice Department doesn't feel that...
Richard TPD: Gonzales may be just as much an asshole as his predecessor John Ashcroft, but let's give him credit where it's due: the...
V @LeftInTheWest: God Bless America — Finally, Lady Justice has been freed of her shackles once more.
Also: John @AmericaBlog

Six Believed Killed in Iraq Convoy Ambush
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A suicide car bomber and gunmen ambushed a convoy carrying female U.S. Marines in Fallujah, killing two Marines and leaving another four American troops presumed dead, the military said Friday. At least one woman was killed and 11 of 13 injured were female.
Juan Cole: The Guardian writes that [snipped quote] Al-Hayat reports that Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari privately asked congress...
Jason Van Steenwyk: Edit: The Guardian answers my question, with more details: "The women were part of a team of Marines who were assigned to various checkpoints around Fallujah.

US acknowledges torture at Guantanamo and Iraq, Afghanistan: UN source
  AFP   —   Permalink 
Washington has for the first time acknowledged to the United Nations that prisoners have been tortured at US detention centres in Guantanamo Bay, as well as Afghanistan and Iraq, a UN source said.
Attaturk: Like this for instance: [snipped quote] I suppose this can be discounted by the press as "something we already know".
Arianna Huffington: 'Shifting from Iraq to the war on terror, on Friday a UN source said that the US has finally acknowledged that prisoners have been tortured at Guantanamo Bay.
Captain Ed: US Acknowledges Torture, And Prosecution Of Those Committing It — The United States has submitted a report to the...
TheAnchoress: Now, (once again via CQ) a UN Source (hmmm…can we say Rockefeller Memo…this report is not supposed to be...
Damian Penny: AFP says the Americans have admitted mistreatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to the UN Committee Against Torture.
David Corn: But Don't Wait for Rove Now that the Bush administration has reportedly conceded that torture occurred at Guatanamo, I...
Also: Jim Henley, Paul @Wizbang, Barbara O'Brien, John Cole, Andrew Sullivan, Tom Tomorrow

Poll Finds Most Oppose Return to Draft
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON - Most Americans don't want to see the return of the military draft, although men, older Americans and Republicans were most likely to say it's a good idea, an AP-Ipsos poll found.
McQ: Stirring the old cold draft pot — AP tells us that most Americans don't want a return to the draft. Well, duh.
Digby: When asked about whether they would support a draft, here are a couple of people's answers: "One draft supporter said...
Jayson @PoliPundit: Flogging a Liberal Meme to Death — The Associated Press still is ruminating about {gulp} a draft. Okaaaay, then.
Chris Bowers: Conservatives prepared for the Army to fall well behind its recruitment goals Conservatives prepared for 2,421 Iraqi...
Avedon Carol: Poll: For years I've been listening to conservatives blame liberals (liberals!) for conscription in the past, but a...
Jeralyn Merritt: Bush refuses to set a timetable to leave Iraq Most Americans oppose a return to the draft.
Also: Dr. Steven Taylor

They Can't Take That Away From Me... Unless They Can
  By / TCS   —   Permalink 
By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that governments may seize your business and even your home in order to facilitate private economic development schemes.
It's well settled, of course, that the government can take your property in order to devote the land to some public purpose.
Bigwig: Kelo Decision, perhaps it's time to spend a few bucks and send Justices Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer a copy of Takings.
Glenn Reynolds: PROFESSOR BAINBRIDGE has an article on the Kelo decision in TechCentralStation today. That was fast!
Pejman Yousefzadeh: If only Stephen Bainbridge had a Times column: "After news of Napoleon's victory in the Battle of Austerlitz was...
TheAnchoress: Professor Bainbridge says this will and should have repercussions when Bush is ready to name a new SC justice.
Vox Day: A Zen koan — If a Supreme Court justice's house burns down in the woods, has any private property been harmed?
Gerry @DalyThoughts: Borking Kelo — There has been a blogswarm after the Kelo decision was handed down yesterday.
Also: Larry Kudlow, Steve Bainbridge

White House Stands Behind Rove Comments
  By / AP   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON - A White House official said Friday the administration finds it "somewhat puzzling" that Democrats are demanding presidential adviser Karl Rove's apology or resignation for implying that liberals are soft on terrorism.
"It's touched a chord with these Democrats.
Mark Blumenthal: White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett Republicans argued this morning that when Rove said "liberals" he "cited" only the liberal group,
Steve M.: AP story: White House Stands Behind Rove Comments — Comment on this story on the title page of today: Yo,...
Orrin Judd: White House Stands Behind Rove Comments (JIM ABRAMS, 6/24/05, Associated Press) "A White House official said Friday...
Ace: Rove's Remarks: It's Just Too Easy — Bush is, of course, standing by Rove's statement. Look, his statement has the unfortunate property of being true.
Jeralyn Merritt: White House Backs Karl Rove's Statement — The White House says Karl Rove was right in bashing liberals over 9/11.

Italy Judge Orders Arrest of 13 CIA Agents
  AP   —   Permalink 
ROME (AP) — An Italian judge has ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents for allegedly helping deport an imam to Egypt as part of U.S. anti-terrorism efforts, an Italian official familiar with the investigation said Friday.
Jim Henley: Just wondering, because the Italian decision to swear out warrants for a baker's dozen CIA employees over spiriting a...
Michael Froomkin: The US Embassy in Rome [official website] would not comment on the report. AP has more.
Barbara O'Brien: Via The Heretik: An Italian judge ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents for kidnapping an imam and "rendering" him to Egypt.
Cernig: Italy Judge Orders Arrest of 13 CIA Agents For Kidnapping — What do you make of this then?
Cookie Jill: c (aught) i (n) a (ction) the u.s. continues to make friends and influence people...not.
Jeralyn Merritt: 13 American CIA agents have been ordered arrested for kidnapping Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, known as Abu Omar, in 2003 and sending him to Egypt where he reportedly was tortured.
Also: John Cole

The Politics of American Wars
  NRO   —   Permalink 
Islamists have proved adept at winning liberal exemption from criticism.
F or all the talk of imperial America, and our frequent "police actions," we are hardly militarists.
James Wolcott: Meanwhile, Victor Davis Hanson, who's supposed to be one of the Mature Voices on NRO, has pulled a Karl Rove.
Saint l: In contrast with that snake oil, I direct you to Victor Davis Hanson.
Charles Johnson: VDH: The Politics of American Wars — This Friday's Victor Davis Hanson column has a spot-on observation about Islamist...
Hugh Hewitt: But the best analysis comes, as it often has, from Victor Davis Hanson, who writes in part: "As September 11 faded in...
TheAnchoress: Dems may want to read VDH and these remarksâ …before they make any more demands for "repudiation" of Karl...
Tbogg: Shorter Victor Davis Thermopylae Agamemnon Hanson — A sober American Public won't give George Bush the keys to the car...

The Limits of Property Rights
  NYT   —   Permalink 
The Supreme Court's ruling yesterday that the economically troubled city of New London, Conn., can use its power of eminent domain to spur development was a welcome vindication of cities' ability to act in the public interest.
Captain Ed: In today's editorial, the Paper of Record cheers the Supreme Court decision in the Kelo case yesterday and its attack on...
Radley Balko: The Elite Left's reaction to Raich and to Kelo has been abominable, and a wholesale selling out of traditional leftist principles.
Glenn Reynolds: UPDATE: The New York Times is editorializing in favor of Kelo, but has a huge conflict of interest here as it's engaged in self-serving eminent domain procedures itself.
Michelle Malkin: But Will's credibility is not nearly as eroded as that of New York Times liberals, who either have nothing to say about...
Matt Welch: Taking the cake (or should I say "razing the house"?) is this nauseating New York Times editorial, which begins thusly:...
Avedon Carol: News & Stuff — News analysis: Nathan Newman explains why progressives needn't be upset about the Supreme Court's decision on eminent domain.
Also: Pejman Yousefzadeh

Cruise Clashes With Lauer on 'Today' Show
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cruise criticized NBC ''Today'' show host Matt Lauer on Friday when Lauer mentioned Cruise's earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants. Cruise told Lauer he didn't know what he was talking about. ''You don't know the history of psychiatry.
Joe Gandelman: Oh, please, Mommy, make Tom Cruise go away...: "Tom Cruise criticized NBC ''Today'' show host Matt Lauer on Friday when...
Fontana Labs: SUPERDUPER CRUISE UPDATE: dude, he's totally melting: When Lauer mentioned Cruise's earlier criticism of Brooke Shields...
Ann Althouse: You don't even know what Ritalin is. "Did you hear the Matt Lauer "Today Show" interview with Tom Cruise today?
Brian Stelter: Here's the transcript and the video. Tidbits: > The AP headlines the story "Cruise Clashes With Lauer On 'Today' Show."

  Drudge Report   —   Permalink 
NBC 'TODAY SHOW' host Matt Lauer was lectured by star Tom Cruise on the dangers of psychiatry and antidepressant during a promotional interview for WAR OF THE WORLDS.
The exchange aired Friday morning.
Roger L. Simon: Translation: Look out below. (well, maybe not... but a lot of people might be relieved if they did) In any case, this...
Michele Catalano: Cruise Control — Have you seen the Cruise/Lauer interview? Don't just read the transcript - watch it.
Ed Driscoll: The 800 Pound Clam In The Room — Speaking of The War of the Worlds, Matt Drudge has a transcript of Tom Cruise's interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show.

The War President
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
In this former imperial capital, every square seems to contain a giant statue of a Habsburg on horseback, posing as a conquering hero.
America's founders knew all too well how war appeals to the vanity of rulers and their thirst for glory.
Jon Henke: NYTimes Op-Ed Roundup — Scanning the NYtimes Op-Ed Page while I can still do it for free... Paul Krugman, prominent...
Avedon Carol: Paul Krugman discusses The War President, and the need for accountability.
Steve Antler: Check out the track record before you bet... After the productivity slowdown of the 80's continues indefinitely, and...
Tom Maguire: Insert Example Here ==>> Pual Krugman leaves a puzzle for us in his latest column - is he strangling a strawman, or can his readers help him back this up?
Barbara O'Brien: Reluctance — Paul Krugman wrote today, "America's founders knew all too well how war appeals to the vanity of rulers and their thirst for glory.

Cunningham's ties to charity attacked
  By / San Diego Union-Tribune   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON - Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham's ties to a charitable foundation started by defense contractor Mitchell Wade and his wife are under attack by a public-interest watchdog group in Washington, D.C., and a political rival in San Diego.
Joe Gandelman: More Trouble For Flag Burning Ban Sponsor Randy Cunningham — Yet another eyebrow is raised high due to Rep. Randy...
Cookie Jill: not looking too charitable for "duke" first it was the sale of his house that raised suspicions...then it was his...
Duckman GR: He's not paying anything for MZM's boat. And does it get better? Oh yeah, it does!

Iran Votes, Again
  NRO   —   Permalink 
What we're seeing is a power struggle within the tyrannical elite.
As I write — midday on Friday the 24th — Iranians are voting, and, as a week ago, anecdotal reports suggest a low turnout.
Robert Mayer: Michael Ledeen puts it eloquently, much better than I at two in the morning: [snipped quote] This fight has been...
K. J. Lopez: IRAN — Ledeen's latest
Roger L. Simon: Anyway, as Brother Ledeen points out, hardly anyone voted... not that that would occur to Reuters.

'Scarborough Country' for June 23
  MSNBC   —   Permalink 
JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: Developing news out of Aruba, as the father of a key suspect is arrested. Did he and his son have a hand in Natalee Holloway's disappearance?
Welcome to SCARBOROUGH COUNTRY. No passport required, only common sense allowed.
Tom Maguire: Karl Rove spoke to Joe Scarborough the day after his speech.
Scared Monkeys: UPDATE: The Political Teen has video from Fox on this. Also transcripts from last nights Scarborough Country.

A Party Without Ideas
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
What has happened to the Democrats over the past few decades is best captured by the phrase (coined by Kevin Phillips) "reactionary liberalism." Spent of new ideas, they have but one remaining idea: to hang on to the status quo at all costs.
Eriposte @LeftCoaster: Avedon Carol notes this about serial fraudster Charles Krauthammer: "Krauthammer the Krackpot castigates the Dems for...
Jayson @PoliPundit: Ideas — Dr. Krauthammer writes that the current version of the old Democrat Party is "a party without ideas."
Avedon Carol: Krauthammer the Krackpot castigates the Dems for being A Party Without Ideas, unlike the RNC , with their really...
TheAnchoress: There's no problem there, anymore. Speaking of "ideas," Charles Krauthammer says the Democrats are out of them.
Scott @PowerLine: Krauthammer's column today gives some idea why: "A party without ideas."
Betsy Newmark: Charles Krauthammer makes a nice good point by starting out talking about the Democrats are the party of "reactionary...

Interview of the Vice President by Wolf Blitzer, CNN
  White House   —   Permalink 
Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Q Mr. Vice President, I know you're a busy man. Thanks very much for joining us.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: It's good to see you again, Wolf.
Praktike: Last Throes Reinterpreted — Let's look at Cheney's revise-and-extend comments again: I think the months immediately ahead will be difficult months.
Tom Maguire: In fact, he went on, they greet the guards as liberators. NO, he didn't say that. Darn it.
Arianna Huffington: Yet your Vice President continues to stand by his statement that "the insurgency is in its last throes" [And Tim,...
Betsy Newmark: Dick Cheney on Senator Hagel: Thwap! [snipped quote] Take that Chuck "I'm a maverick just like John McCain" Hagel.

Bush, With Iraqi Premier, Is Firm on No Timetable for Pullout
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON, June 24 - President Bush today shrugged off hints of disagreement on the course of the Iraq campaign, promising Iraqis once again that there would be no timetable for withdrawal of American troops.
Hooman Majd: Then perhaps Democrats should get behind introducing a bill in Congress re-instating the draft now, something that many...
Alexander K. McClure: Resolute Leadership — President Bush insists that there will be no schedule for withdrawing American military forces in Iraq.
Praktike: I don't recall ever seeing a picture like this for a foreign dignitary visiting the White House: It's attached to this Times article.

Biography of Senator Clinton Has a Few Unexpected Critics
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
A fast-selling, unflattering biography of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is drawing fire from some prominent conservative commentators, including Peggy Noonan and Bill O'Reilly, surprising both the author and the head of the conservative book imprint that published it.
Brendan Nyhan: At a larger level, Sullivan's attacks on Rove and the critics of Durbin reminds me of the growing number of conservative...
Brian Stelter: "Some of the harshest criticisms" of Ed Klein's new book "The Truth About Hillary" "have appeared in the news outlets...
Taegan Goddard: Clinton Biography Gets Unexpected Critics — [snipped quote] the New York Times reports.
Ace: Now the Times tells us that the Klein book has "unexpected" critics, like Bill O'Reilly, Peggy Noonan, and the New York Post's John Podhoertz.
Jim Romenesko: Klein taken aback by criticism in conservative news outlets — New York Times Ed Klein and his publisher tell Edward...

Bush Will Not Set Timetable for Iraq Withdrawal
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
President Bush promised the visiting Iraqi prime minister today that he would not set any timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, saying that to do so would hand an advantage to insurgents who could then "wait us out."
Lambert @Corrente: WaPo reads the Republican entrails as follows: "Bush's remarks were a preface to a major prime-time speech he plans to...
Chris Andersen: Bush World — Bush: [snipped quote] Who's to blame? The media of course for giving the insurgents what they want!
Joe @AmericaBlog: Apparently, the new line of attack on the insurgents from the White House is that that they know how to manipulate the...

Interrogators Cite Doctors' Aid at Guantánamo Prison Camp
  By / NYT   —   Permalink 
WASHINGTON, June 23 - Military doctors at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have aided interrogators in conducting and refining coercive interrogations of detainees, including providing advice on how to increase stress levels and exploit fears, according to new, detailed accounts given by former interrogators.
Richard Reeb: The latest wave is duly reported in today's NY Times, this time raising questions about whether mental health doctors...
Matt Singer: First, Do Some Harm (by Matt Singer) The New York Times is reporting this morning that [snipped quote] So the federal...
Avedon Carol: Godwin's Law does not apply. Lots of good links from Atrios and Crooks and Liars on the whole Karl Rove thing.

Damaging 'Deference'
  By / WaPo   —   Permalink 
The country is bracing for a bruising battle over filling a Supreme Court vacancy, a battle in which conservatives will praise "judicial restraint" and "deference" to popularly elected branches of government and liberals will praise judicial activism in defense of individual rights.
McQ: As George Will noted today: [quote] The Framers, who weighed their words, clearly intended the adjective "public" to...[end quote]
Scott @PowerLine: The soul of wit — George Will explains yesterday's Kelo decision a bit more concisely than we did last night:...
Andrew Sullivan: George F. Will, today. Like Will, I favor a judiciary that keeps itself in check.
Larry Kudlow: Here's a Kelo roundup: George Will, Glenn Reynolds, Stephen Bainbridge, Charles Fried, and check out this post from...

Unocal Faces a Difficult Choice
  By / LAT   —   Permalink 
Price is not the only factor directors and investors must consider in picking the best offer.
CNOOC Ltd.'s offer to buy Unocal Corp. for $18.5 billion may stoke political fears in Washington, but whether the Chinese company's bid makes headway will depend on Unocal's directors and stockholders.
Steve Bainbridge: Misquoted by LAT re Unocal — At the end of an otherwise decent article on CNOOC's bid for Unocal, the LA Times quotes...
Patterico: Bainbridge Claims L.A. Times Misquoted Him Read the Good Professor's beef here.

Rove Was Right about MoveOn
  NRO   —   Permalink 
Just look at the record.
Some officials at the internet activist group MoveOn are denying charges made by top White House aide Karl Rove, who said in a speech to a conservative group in New York Wednesday that "In the wake of 9/11, conservatives believed...
Matthew Yglesias: An alternative would be Byron York's approach to the Karl Rove controversy — ignore the actually controversial remarks...
KLo Back: MY MEMORY — What was that I was saying about Byron's book? Here's Byron on Rove's comments.