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Chirac vows to punish rioters  —  Riots, arson take new turn, spreads across country  —  PARIS, France (CNN) — As arson and violence spreads into regional France and central Paris, French President Jacques Chirac has vowed to crack down on the perpetrators.
Chirac vows order as French riots spread
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands
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: Daimnation!
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 …
Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
Democrat says Alito unlikely to face a filibuster  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Democrat said on Sunday that he expects the full Republican-led Senate to vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito without the threat of a Democratic filibuster.  —  But Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Filibuster Momentum Dying Out  —  The political momentum of a Democratic filibuster appears to have dissipated over the weekend after a momentary corrective earlier this week.  Last weekend, two key GOP members of the Gang of 14 asserted that they would not only support the confirmation …
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Biden: Alito Filibuster Seems Unlikely
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
The Intelligence War  —  LAST TUESDAY, Senate Democrats fired the opening shot in the coming battle over prewar intelligence on Iraq when Minority Leader Harry Reid took the Senate into a closed session.  The offensive began in earnest this weekend with a New York Times article:
Douglas Jehl / New York Times:
Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Doubts
Transcript for November 6  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: the vice president's former chief of staff, Lewis Libby, is arraigned in federal court.  —  (Videotape):  —  MR. THEODORE WELLS: He has declared that he wants to clear his good name.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Rep. Tom Coburn: Body Language Soothsayer  —  Rep. Tom Coburn: Body Language Soothsayer  —  On MTP today, Sen. Tom Coburn said that because of his medical training he can tell if somebody is lying just by using their body language.  —  Video-WMP QT coming
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Pandagon
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 …
Mark Noonan / Blogs for Bush:
Vallely vs Wilson
Jerusalem Post:
EU to launch Palestinian police mission  —  The EU plans to announce on Monday that it will launch a three-year mission, starting January 1, to help the Palestinians build up a credible police force, EU officials said.  —  Officials said the decision by the EU foreign ministers …
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Aksa Brigades endorse Iran's call to eliminate Israel
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
California Conservative:
"Carnival Of Arnold" — Inaugural Edition  —  In the order they were received, and without further ado, we recommend you read the following:  —  Proposition 77: Vote Yes  —  by Eric's Grumbles Before The Grave  —  Excerpt: A history of the deal that lead to the 2000 Gerrymander …
Discussion: mccannta and SoCalPundit
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.
Movies and Dreams...  My parents, like many Iraqis of their generation and educational background, discouraged too much tv.  When E. and I were younger, they were vigilant about the type of shows and movies we were allowed to watch.  They didn't like for us to be exposed to propaganda- Arab …
Discussion: Pacific Views

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John Dzienkowski / Legal Ethics Forum:
Judge Alito and the Vanguard Recusal Question
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Phase II  —  I'm supposed to be finishing an article, but this is not unrelated.
Discussion: firedoglake
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You Have To Break A Few Humans To Prevent An Omelette
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
It's about trust  —  Judy Miller makes one lousy poster girl.
Discussion: PSoTD
Los Angeles Times:
Rogues, despots, terrorists and shattered ideals — the movie version
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Iraq battle stress worse than WWII
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Stuart Buck / The Buck Stops Here:
Alito's Dissents  —  Cass Sunstein had a Washington Post op-ed …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
So far it's been like shooting fish in a barrel... with a machine gun.
Los Angeles Times:
Beatty, Bening Try to Crash the Gov.'s Party
Discussion: Dan Gillmor's blog
David Neiwert / Orcinus:
Fact check: Malkin and O'Reilly
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Washington Post:
Voter Anger Might Mean an Electoral Shift in '06
Joe N. / ¡No Pasarán!:
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New York Times:
Major Offensive Hits Insurgents on Iraqi Border
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