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5:15 PM ET, March 21, 2006

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Ben Domenech / Red America:
Pachyderms in the Mist: Red America and the MSM  —  This is a blog for the majority of Americans.  —  Since the election of 1992, the extreme political left has fought a losing battle.  Their views on the economy, marriage, abortion, guns, the death penalty, health care, welfare, taxes …
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Editor and Publisher:
'Wash Post' Launches Conservative Blog, Provokes a 'Firestorm'  —  NEW YORK During the recent controversy surrounding Dan Froomkin's blog at The Washington Post, editors not only decided to clearly label his column "opinion" but also to make an effort to hire a conservative blogger to balance his alleged liberal slant.
Greg Sargent / TAPPED:
THE WASHINGTON POST'S NEW RIGHT-WING BLOGGER.  Via Atrios, the Washington Post has apparently granted a column to conservative blogger Ben Domenech.  The name of the column is "Red America."  —  Why Domenech?  It seems likely that the Post hired Domenech mainly as a sop to the paper's right-wing critics.
Chris Bowers / MyDD:   There Is No Right-Wing Blogosphere Anymore
White House:
Press Conference of the President  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  Yesterday I delivered a — the second in a series of speeches on the situation in Iraq.  I spoke about the violence that the Iraqi people had faced since last month's bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra.
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Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
Bush Defends Decisions on Iraq War  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush said Tuesday the decision about when to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq will fall to future presidents and Iraqi leaders, suggesting that U.S. involvement will continue at least through 2008.
Michelle Malkin:
THE UNITED NATIONS SMEARS LEGO  —  ***scroll for updates***  —  Today is The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is celebrating the day with this vile poster portraying Denmark's most famous company as racist:
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The Sandmonkey / Rantings of a Sandmonkey:
There is something rotten in the UN
New York Times:
2 Years After Soldier's Death, Family's Battle Is With Army  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick K. Tillman stood outside his law office here, staring intently at a yellow house across the street, just over 70 yards away.  That, he recalled, is how far away his eldest son, Pat …
Meghan Clyne / New York Sun:
Kalb Upbraids Harvard Dean Over Israel  —  WASHINGTON - The furor over a paper co-authored by the academic dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government about what is described as the far-reaching influence of an "Israel lobby" intensified yesterday, as it drew sharp criticism …
Stephen Bates / Guardian:
Archbishop: stop teaching creationism  —  Williams backs science over Bible  —  The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has stepped into the controversy between religious fundamentalists and scientists by saying that he does not believe that creationism - the Bible-based account …
National Review:
How It's Looking  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: In a energetic lunchtime address and Q&A Monday in Cleveland, President Bush spoke about progress in Iraq and a "strategy for victory" there.  —  To mark the three-year anniversary this week of the Coalition going into Iraq, National Review Online gathered …
Kurt Kleiner / Toronto Star:
How to spot a baby conservative  —  Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints?  Chances are he grew up to be a conservative.  —  At least, he did if he was one of 95 kids …
David W. Chen / New York Times:
Cheney at Fund-Raiser, but Not With the Candidate  —  NEWARK, March 20 — In the biggest campaign fund-raiser yet on behalf of State Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney traveled to New Jersey on Monday and praised Mr. Kean as someone with "the experience …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Pastors' Get-Out-the-Vote Training Could Test Tax Rules  —  WASHINGTON, March 20 — Weeks after the Internal Revenue Service announced a crackdown on political activities by churches and other tax-exempt organizations, a coalition of nonprofit conservative groups is holding training sessions …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
G.O.P. Makes Its Pitch to Firefighters' Union  —  WASHINGTON, March 20 — With the election season heating up, the Bush administration and the Republican Party used a good deal of energy and charm on Monday to woo a group that has long been part of the Democrats' base: organized labor.
Christopher Hitchens / Opinion Journal:
The Stone Face of Zarqawi  —  Iraq is no "distraction" from al Qaeda.  —  In February 2004, our Kurdish comrades in northern Iraq intercepted a courier who was bearing a long message from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to his religious guru Osama bin Laden.  The letter contained a deranged analysis …
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The GOP's Shrinking Middle  —  Members of Congress retire all the time, but some retirements are leading indicators of the direction of our politics.  Rep. Sherwood Boehlert's announcement last week to call it quits matters, and in a depressing way.  —  The affable 69-year-old New York Republican …
Charles S. Johnson / helenair.com:
Poll: Burns struggling in race  —  HELENA - If U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns drops out of the race, either Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg or former Gov. Marc Racicot would instantly hold big leads over the top two Democrats against whom Burns is struggling, a poll released Monday shows.
 
 
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Laura Barton / Guardian:
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Los Angeles Times:
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Associated Press:
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John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The Sort Of Pics The MSM Always Seems To Miss At Anti-War Rallies
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
If Only ...  The lessons of our Iraqi bungles.
Kenneth R. Bazinet / NY Daily News:
I'm boss, Hil tells Bill