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Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands  —  Ever since 9/11, I've been gloomily predicting the European powder keg's about to go up.  ''By 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on the news every night,'' I wrote in Canada's Western Standard back in February.
Elaine Ganley / Associated Press:
Unrest Reaches Paris; 28 Cars Torched  —  PARIS - Ten nights of urban unrest that brought thousands of arson attacks on cars, nursery schools and other targets from the Mediterranean to the German border reached Paris where at least 28 cars were burned overnight in the French capital, government officials said Sunday.
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
France Has an Underclass, but Its Roots Are Still Shallow  —  PARIS — Just two months ago, the French watched in horrified fascination at the anarchy of New Orleans, where members of America's underclass were seen looting stores and defying the police in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Molly Moore / Washington Post:
Rage of French Youth Is a Fight for Recognition  —  Spreading Rampage in Country's Slums Is Rooted in Alienation and Abiding Government Neglect  —  LE BLANC-MESNIL, France, Nov. 5 — Mohammed Rezzoug, caretaker of the municipal gymnasium and soccer field, knows far more about the youths hurling firebombs …
Discussion: Tim Blair, Rantingprofs and lgf
French police find petrol bomb factory  —  Police last night found a petrol bomb factory in a southern suburb of Paris, on France's tenth and worst consecutive night of violence.  —  1,300 vehicles were torched on  —  France's worst night of violence so far
Discussion: Roger L. Simon
John Derbyshire / The Corner on National Review Online:
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
Riots Spread From Paris to Other French Cities
Discussion: Riding Sun
Hindrocket / Power Line:   BAD TO WORSE IN FRANCE
Bush sends staff back to ethics class  —  Memo: Staff should adhere to 'spirit' of all rules  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — With his chief political aide under investigation as part of a probe into the public unmasking of a CIA operative, President Bush is sending his staff back to school — ethics school.
Mark Tapscott /
If Bush and the White House …
Discussion: Democracy Project
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
Four arrests linked to Chinese spy ring  —  Four persons arrested in Los Angeles are part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering ring, federal investigators said, and the suspects caused serious compromises for 15 years to major U.S. weapons systems, including submarines and warships.
John Hendren / Los Angeles Times:
McCain vows to add torture ban to all major Senate legislation  —  WASHINGTON - Girding for a potential fight with the Bush administration, supporters of a ban on torturing prisoners of war by U.S. interrogators threatened Friday to include the prohibition in nearly every bill the Senate considers until it becomes law.
Discussion: Loaded Mouth and Crooks and Liars
A White House Without Rove?  —  He's not gone yet, but his Texas-size ambitions are giving way to smaller goals  —  He's weary. his wife and only child, who is approaching college, miss him.  He has monstrous legal bills.  His unique bond with the President is under stress.  His most important work is done.
Don Surber:
The Sex In School Open Post  —  The Washington Post reports Sex at School Increasing.  —  On behalf of 99% of the guys over 50 let me just say this: Grrrrrr.  —  Not enough that these little bastards are banging blonde models who are teachers but now they are doing it inside the school.
Don Surber:
Dems Lie, NYT Repeats It
Victoria Toensing / Opinion Journal:
Investigate the CIA  —  An "outing" was the result of either incompetence or an effort to undermine the White House.  —  In a surprise, closed-door debate, Senate Democrats last week demanded an investigation of pre-Iraq War intelligence.  Here's an issue for them: Assess the validity …
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
Lexington Green /
Paris Burns, The Second Leftist Utopia Burns With It  —  The current intifada in France has stripped the American Left of its second Utopia in a generation.  —  The Left lost its earlier worldly utopia when the Soviet Union fell apart.  1989 was not only the year that the countries …
Discussion: EU Rota
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
The FBI's Secret Scrutiny  —  In Hunt for Terrorists, Bureau Examines Records of Ordinary Americans  —  The FBI came calling in Windsor, Conn., this summer with a document marked for delivery by hand.  On Matianuk Avenue, across from the tennis courts, two special agents found their man.
Washington Post:
Why Alito's the Man for the True Conservative Agenda  —  For conservatives, it was a teaching moment, and a kind of vindication.  Two months ago, millions of Americans watched as Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, billed as a conservative Republican, sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee …
Discussion: Confirm Them
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
TORTURE AND THE VICE PRESIDENT....As I mentioned yesterday, Sunday's New York Times carries a story about Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, an al-Qaeda prisoner captured shortly after 9/11.  According to a newly declassified memo, not only did al-Libi provide us with false information suggesting that Iraq …
Tornado kills 15 in Indiana  —  (CNN) — An overnight tornado ripped a 20-mile-long path through southwestern Indiana, killing at least 15 people and injuring 160 others, officials said Sunday.  —  Adam Groupey, deputy director of emergency management for Evansville and Vanderburgh County …
Discussion: In the Agora

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