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Veronika Oleksyn / Associated Press:
Holocaust Denier Gets Three Years  —  VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing British historian David Irving pleaded guilty Monday to denying the Holocaust and was sentenced to three years in prison, even after conceding he wrongly said there were no Nazi gas chambers at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Holocaust denier Irving is jailed  —  British historian David Irving has been found guilty in Vienna of denying the Holocaust of European Jewry and sentenced to three years in prison.  —  He had pleaded guilty to the charge, based on a speech and interview he gave in Austria in 1989.
David Irving jailed for Holocaust denial  —  Staff and agencies  —  The British revisionist historian and Nazi apologist David Irving was today sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted denying the Holocaust.  —  An eight-member jury at a court in Vienna convicted Irving, 68 …
Dawood Wafa / Reuters:
Afghan cartoon protesters threaten to join al Qaeda  —  JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Hundreds of Afghan students shouted support on Monday for Osama bin Laden and threatened to join al Qaeda during a protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.  —  In an attempt to cool the controversy …
Ray Robison / The American Thinker:
The proof has been right in front of you the entire time.  Documents available on the internet, which pass the smell test and are probably genuine, show the link between Saddam and al Qaeda.  —  On October 11th, 2004 an online news service called CNSnews published 42 documents that they claimed came from the Iraq Survey Group.
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
The dying scandal that keeps growing  —  Ever since the NSA scandal began, Bush followers, led by Karl Rove, and even some frightened Democrats, have loudly insisted that this scandal is actually beneficial for Republicans, because they can use it to depict Democrats as weak on national security.
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Roots  —  Taylor Marsh did a post recently that really stuck with me and I've been meaning to do something on it for a while.  It was about local radio, and how the Republicans have such an excellent network of people they can rely on to get their message out.  There is nothing like it that exists on the left:
Daily Kos:   Local races  —  One thing I hope to encourage everyone …
Jimmy Carter / Washington Post:
Don't Punish the Palestinians  —  As the results of the recent Palestinian elections are implemented, it's important to understand how the transition process works and also how important to it are actions by Israel and the United States.  —  Although Hamas won 74 of the 132 parliamentary seats …
Patrick Hynes /
Is Jimmy Carter On The Hamas Payroll?
Discussion: Suitably Flip
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Carter: They Know Not What They Did  —  Jimmy Carter takes …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
How Not to Keep Your Head Down  —  Nothing makes journalists madder than the feeling that they're not getting the full story — and the Bush administration has been giving them plenty of practice.  —  On one controversy after another, the White House has been the gang that couldn't shoot straight …
New York Times:
More Objections to Port Takeover by Arab Entity  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 — Conditions set by the federal government for approving an Arab company's takeover of operations at six major American ports are not enough to guard against terrorist infiltration, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday.
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush: U.S. on Verge of Energy Breakthrough  —  MILWAUKEE - Saying the nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would "startle" most Americans, President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil.  —  Less than half the crude oil used …
Maha / The Mahablog:
Patriotism v. Francis Fukuyama  —  This is only tangential to the "patriotism v. nationalism" series I seem to have embarked on, but I'd like to toss it in to the mix now before it gets stale.  —  Some years ago I read the original "The End of History?" article that Francis Fukuyama wrote in 1989 …
Jim Tankersley /
Hackett's research targeted Brown  —  Votes to cut funding for intelligence cited  —  Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Sherrod Brown voted to cut intelligence funding more than a dozen times before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a record that Paul Hackett's campaign advisers called proof …
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
THE MEMO  —  How an internal effort to ban the abuse and torture of detainees was thwarted.  —  One night this January, in a ceremony at the Officers' Club at Fort Myer, in Arlington, Virginia, which sits on a hill with a commanding view across the Potomac River to the Washington Monument …
Sydney Morning Herald:
PM's Muslim comments 'offensive'  —  Prime Minister John Howard's suggestions that some Muslims are extremists who cannot embrace the country's ways are offensive and ignorant, the Islamic Council of NSW says.  —  Mr Howard today said he stood by his comments outlined in a book to mark …
Discussion: The RCP Blog, lgf and Secular Blasphemy
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Rise Of The Cult, Day Three - Unanswered Challenges  —  When Peter Daou of the normally-serious Salon described some audience-boosting flatulence from Glenn Greenwald as "seminal", I took a bit of interest.  What I found was an utterly generic diatribe bashing Bush and his supporters.
Discussion: QandO
Michael J. Totten:
"Our Jerusalem"  —  ERBIL, IRAQ - Iraq may not survive in one piece.  The overwhelming majority of Iraqi Kurds are packing their bags.  Most have already said goodbye.  Erbil (Hawler in Kurdish) is the capital of the de-facto sovereign Kurdistan Regional Government.

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