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Michael J. Totten:
Paris: The Beirut of Europe
Jerusalem Post:
Riots in France claim first fatality
Discussion: Cold Fury
BBC:   French violence hits fresh peak
French riots claim first fatality
Bloomberg:   Berlin Car Fires May Be Inspired by French Rioters, Police Say
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
A DEADLY INTERROGATION  —  Can the C.I.A. legally kill a prisoner?  —  At the end of a secluded cul-de-sac, in a fast-growing Virginia suburb favored by employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, is a handsome replica of an old-fashioned farmhouse, with a white-railed front porch.
Discussion: Amygdala and ACSBlog
Tabassum Zakaria / Reuters:
Bush: "We do not torture"  —  PANAMA CITY (Reuters) …
Discussion: Steve Clemons
Los Angeles Times:
Antiwar Sermon Brings IRS Warning  —  All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena risks losing its tax-exempt status because of a former rector's remarks in 2004.  —  The Internal Revenue Service has warned one of Southern California's largest and most liberal churches that it is at risk of losing …
Steve Clemons:   Religion, Wars, and the IRS: Pro-War Sermons Get Tax Privilege; Anti-War Sermons Not
Laurence H. Tribe / Boston Globe:
Alito's world  —  YOU CAN'T help doing a double-take when you read Judge Samuel Alito's opinion holding Congress powerless to compel states to provide family medical leave to their employees.  It was a position the Supreme Court rejected in a nearly identical case when it held three years later …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Ann Althouse / Althouse:   Alito and the Family Medical Leave Act — Part 5.
New York Times:
Delays Hurting U.S. Rebuilding in Afghanistan  —  TURMAI, Afghanistan, Nov. 2 - Islamuddin Ahmadiyar, a 22-year-old student, remembers the excitement in this dusty farming hamlet in central Afghanistan when American contractors broke ground two years ago.  —  A one-story, 12-room health clinic …
Michael Janofsky / New York Times:
When Cleaner Air Is a Biblical Obligation  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 - In their long and frustrated efforts pushing Congress to pass legislation on global warming, environmentalists are gaining a new ally.  —  With increasing vigor, evangelical groups that are part of the base of conservative support …
La Shawn / La Shawn Barber's Corner:
Two-Year Blogiversary  —  Last Saturday marked the second year I've been blogging.  I was too busy with my 20th high school reunion to notice.  What can I say?  It's been a great ride.  —  While I consider myself a pure blogger, one who enjoys (and in my case, craves) the act of blogging itself …
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
Associated Press:
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Military Tribunals  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a challenge to the Bush administration's military tribunals for foreign terror suspects, a major test of the government's wartime powers.
Gateway Pundit:
Massive Muslim Demonstration Against Al Qaida!!  —  * 150,000 Demonstrate Against Al Qaida in Morocco  —  * Protesters Pledge Unity with Iraq!  —  * "All Moroccans are with Iraq, all Moroccans are innocent," the marchers chanted.  —  * Rally draws people cutting across political lines
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Topinka tells GOP: I'll run for governor  —  State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka has told leading Republicans that she intends to run for governor, dramatically recasting the GOP's prospects for capturing an office it had held for a quarter of a century, sources familiar with the decision said Sunday.
Steve Fainaru / Washington Post:
For Many in Iraq, Death Is Quick and Capricious  —  Platoon Sergeant's Fate Turned on Factors He Could Not Calculate  —  KIRKUK, Iraq — His men called him "Big Daddy," and, for many of them, Sgt. 1st Class Robbie D. McNary was larger than life.  —  He stood more than six feet tall …
Discussion: Rantingprofs and

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Baltimore Sun:
Mfume-Cardin contest open
Discussion: MyDD and Taegan Goddard's …
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Another Fair Article on Alito in the Los Angeles Times — What's Going On???
Jay Tea / Wizbang:
Discussion: Point Five
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Morale, and Profits, Down At the Times
Discussion: mediabistro
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Russert Watch: "Yours Truly"
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
A Debatable Ploy by NBC
Baltimore Sun:
An early edge for Ehrlich's rivals
Kenneth R. Bazinet / NY Daily News:
Hil camp eyes Va. Gov race has 2008 fallout

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Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
No Evidence of Pressure on Iraq Data, Senator Says
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court to rule on military tribunals
Drudge Report:
Mark Walker /
New scandals help lower Cunningham's damaged profile
Blair's litany of failures on Iraq - ambassador's damning verdict
Discussion: Informed Comment
Rachel / Tinkerty Tonk:
RINO SIGHTINGS  —  Get out your binoculars and focus: The RINOs have been sighted.
Discussion: Don Surber
Alan Cooperman / Washington Post:
Court Could Tip to Catholic Majority
Janny Scott / New York Times:
Court Choice Is Conservative by Nature, Not Ideology
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