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John / Argghhh!:
VETERAN'S DAY 2005.  —  You *really* want to honor a Vet?  Then do this.  Donate.  Again, if you have already.  So more scenes like this can happen.  —  It's a tax-deductible donation and eligible for matching funds from companies who do that sort of thing (see:http …
Stars & Stripes:   A day for those who served and those who serve
Amy Proctor / California Conservative:   Happy Veterans Day (Historical Quotes)
Jay / Stop The ACLU:
Veterans Day Open Trackbacks
Uncle Jimbo / BLACKFIVE:
Friday Freefly- Veterans Day Vent
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Bush Forcefully Attacks Critics of His Strategy in Iraq  —  President Bush lashed out today at critics of his Iraq policy, accusing them of trying to rewrite history about the decision to go to war, and saying their criticism is undercutting American forces in battle.
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Bush Aide Fires Back at Critics On Justification for War in Iraq  —  The White House went on the offensive in the debate over the Iraq war yesterday, insisting that U.S. intelligence had compiled a "very strong case" that Saddam Hussein harbored banned weapons and accusing congressional critics …
New York Times:
His Image Tarnished, Bush Seeks to Restore Credibility  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - Faced with a bleak public mood about Iraq and stung by Democratic accusations that he led the nation into war on false pretenses, President Bush is beginning a new effort to shore up his credibility and cast his critics as hypocrites.
Discussion: Wonkette
Murray Waas /
Libby Testimony Is Key To Rove Inquiry  —  Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald delayed a decision on whether to seek criminal charges against Karl Rove in large part because he wants to determine whether Lewis (Scooter) Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney …
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Senate Approves Limiting Rights of U.S. Detainees  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - The Senate voted Thursday to strip captured "enemy combatants" at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, of the principal legal tool given to them last year by the Supreme Court when it allowed them to challenge their detentions in United States courts.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
American Media Quit The French Riots Story  —  If an American consumer read today's newspapers, he would assume that the riots in France have ended.  None of the major newspapers that had covered the uprising have any specific updates today on the story, despite the continued overnight violence …
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
What Makes Someone French?
Discussion: Big Lizards
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
DeLay Team Weighed Misdemeanor Plea to Save GOP Post  —  Lawyers for Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) tried unsuccessfully in late September to head off felony criminal indictments against the then-majority leader on charges of violating Texas campaign law by signaling that DeLay might plead guilty to a misdemeanor …
John / AMERICAblog:
Alito now says he didn't inhale  —  Just in from the Washington Post: … Unduly restrictive?  What the hell does that mean?  It means when he promised not to do something, under oath I believe, he didn't really mean it.  That's what unduly restrictive means.  —  Son, promise you'll never lie to me.
Glenn Reynolds /
BUSH SLAMS HISTORICAL REVISIONISTS ON THE WAR: About time.  Jeff Goldstein has more.  —  And read earlier posts on this subject here and here.  Also here.  —  The White House needs to go on the offensive here in a big way — and Bush needs to be very plain that this is all about Democratic …
Naomi Schaefer Riley / Opinion Journal:
Bringing a Law School Down  —  Should Ave Maria be part of a "Catholic Jonestown"?  —  Last Saturday, members of the alumni association of the Ave Maria School of Law met in Ann Arbor, Mich. They had learned, in the weeks before, that one of the school's most beloved professors was being kicked off …
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Tyler Cowen pretends he is a Democrat  —  If I were a Democrat...  First, I would not cite evidence about how Western European countries spend less on health and are healthier than U.S. citizens.  This data set, if you take it seriously, also implies that the marginal product of more health care …
Matthew Yglesias / TAPPED:
SINGLE-PAYER AND THE DEMOCRATS.  Tyler Cowen wrote that …
Discussion: Eschaton and Lean Left
Alan Elsner / Reuters:
Televangelist Robertson warns town of God's wrath  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Christian televangelist Pat Robertson told citizens of a Pennsylvania town that they had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting "intelligent design" and warned them on Thursday not to be surprised if disaster struck.
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Gov.'s New Proposition: Cooperation  —  Accepting blame for this week's defeat, he says more collaboration is needed to reach his goals.  Key Democrats' reaction is mixed.  —  SACRAMENTO — A chastened Arnold Schwarzenegger took complete blame Thursday for the thrashing he endured at the polls …
Los Angeles Times:
Times Plans New Op-Ed Lineup  —  In a major shake-up of its editorial pages, the Los Angeles Times announced Thursday that it was discontinuing one of its most liberal columnists as well as its conservative editorial cartoonist.  —  Editorial Page Editor Andrés Martinez said that Robert Scheer …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
John F. Harris / Washington Post:
Legacy of 42nd President Framed With Barbs at 43rd  —  HEMPSTEAD, N.Y, Nov. 10 — This was supposed to be a day for history, not politics.  Specifically, it was supposed to be a day to ruminate on the legacy of a certain former president who has managed to still be rather much in the news.

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