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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.
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
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
French Ministers Meet Under Growing Pressure From Riots  —  PARIS, Nov. 6 - The French government met in emergency session today to confront rioting that worsened on its 10th night, sweeping into the heart of Paris from suburbs with large Arab and African populations.
Chirac vows order as French riots spread  —  PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac on Sunday vowed to restore order in France after riots in Paris spread across the country and began to unnerve his European neighbors.  —  "The Republic is quite determined, by definition …
Molly Moore / Washington Post:
Rage of French Youth Is a Fight for Recognition
Christopher Dickey / Newsweek:
Rage on Rue Picasso
Austin Bay Blog:   UPDATED: Is Paris Exploding?
Ron Harris / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Is Jimmy Massey telling the truth about Iraq?  —  WASHINGTON  —  For more than a year, former Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey has been telling anybody who will listen about the atrocities that he and other Marines committed in Iraq.  —  In scores of newspaper, magazine and broadcast stories …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Daimnation!
Gateway Pundit:
Cindy Sheehan's Anti-War Marine is a Fraud!  —  Here is the story of former Marine Sgt. Jimmy Massey as printed in the St. Louis Post Dispatch today.  He has been out traveling with Cindy Sheehan on her bus tour across the country.  Jimmy is a member of Veterans Against the Iraq War.
Ron Harris / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Why did the press swallow Massey's stories?  —  WASHINGTON  —  Media outlets throughout the world have reported Jimmy Massey's claims of war crimes, frequently without ever seeking to verify them.  —  For instance, no one ever called any of the five journalists who were embedded …
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 …
Douglas Jehl / New York Times:
Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Doubts  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — A top member of Al Qaeda in American custody was identified as a likely fabricator months before the Bush administration began to use his statements as the foundation for its claims that Iraq trained Al Qaeda members …
New York Times:
Major Offensive Hits Insurgents on Iraqi Border  —  HUSAYBA, Iraq, Nov. 5 - Thousands of American and Iraqi troops laid siege on Saturday to this town near the Syrian border in one of the largest military assaults since American-led forces stormed the guerrilla stronghold of Falluja last year, Marine Corps officials said.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Daily Pundit
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:   Steel Curtain and the Anbar Campaign
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Steel Curtain Update
Dick Stanley / Austin American-Statesman:
3,000 protest Klan's rally of 14  —  Klan favors banning gay marriage  —  Ten men and four women calling themselves members of the American White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan gathered at City Hall plaza Saturday for a brief and hugely contested rally against gay marriage.
Washington Post:
Sex at School Increasing, Some Educators Say  —  Perhaps the most shocking thing about students having sex in a high school auditorium was that other students didn't find it very shocking at all.  —  "I glanced over and, whatever, I just let him continue on with his business," …
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.
Discussion: and The Reaction
Mark Tapscott /
If Bush and the White House …
Discussion: Democracy Project
Dan /
SO FRIDAY WAS A PRETTY GOOD DAY....  Friday was a great day for two reasons.  First, a 70 degree day in Chicago in November is a rare treat and needs to be properly savored.  —  [Wow, you're keeping up such a brave face after getting denied tenure—ed.] Well, that leads to the second …
Discussion: Pharyngula
Joseph Farah and / WorldNetDaily:
Joe Wilson fumes over Vallely charges in WND  —  Demands retraction of statements alleging he 'outed' wife in Fox studio  —  WASHINGTON - Ambassador Joseph Wilson's attorney is demanding Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely retract a statement he made to WND that the man at the center of the CIA leak case …
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
Washington Post:
Voter Anger Might Mean an Electoral Shift in '06  —  Public Voices Dissatisfaction Over Iraq War, Economy  —  One year before the 2006 midterm elections, Republicans are facing the most adverse political conditions of the 11 years since they vaulted to power in Congress in 1994.

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