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4:51 AM ET, March 24, 2006

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Erick / redstate.org:
We Must Defend.  —  It's true.  Ben Domenech is Augustine.  And I stand behind him 100%.  He has said nothing filled with racism or hate, or bigotry.  In fact, Ben has been a leader in keeping those he dubs the "evilcons" off RedState.  Unbeknownst to all of you, RedState continually self-polices …
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Meet Coffin.  —  As if we didn't have enough evidence that Ben Domenech was not the smartest hire at the Post, here is one more example.  —  It would appear that Ben Domenech is a plagiarist.  —  Thanks to Oregon Guy and anon, we find out that Ben's lyrical stylings on a real party …
Donald E. Graham / Washington Post:
Media Matters to Wash. Post brass: Fire bigoted blogger  —  CEO and Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post Co.  —  CEO & Publisher, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive  —  Dear Messrs.  Brady, Downie, Jones, and Graham, and Ms. Little:  —  I write today to request …
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Plagiarism  —  I really hadn't intended to write another post on puzzling things conservatives have recently said or done.  However, the story of Ben Domenech (aka Augustine)'s apparent plagiarism made me change my mind.  If you haven't seen it yet, here are some of the examples:
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta:
Western Hostages Rescued by Coalition Forces (UPDATED)  —  A great day for those of us following hostages in Iraq closely!!  Three peace activists from the Christian Peacemakers Team held hostage in Iraq have been freed by Coalition Forces.  Ironically, the CPT activists were in Iraq …
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Abdul Waheed Wafa / New York Times:
Afghan Judge in Convert Case Vows to Resist Foreign Pressure  —  KABUL, Afghanistan, March 23 — Despite growing international concern, the judge presiding over the prosecution of an Afghan man facing the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity said today that international pressure …
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Fox News:
Rice Calls Karzai on Christian Convert's Fate  —  WASHINGTON — Concerned about the fate of a Christian convert in Afghanistan on trial for his life, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday seeking a "favorable resolution" of the case.
Cynthia Leonor Garza / Houston Chronicle:
Former first lady's donation aids son  —  Katrina funds earmarked to pay for Neil Bush's software program  —  Former first lady Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil.
Ben Domenech / Red America:
Two Quick Notes  —  Two clarifications for the many folks who have risen up in force to attack the existence of this blog (I appreciate the attention, by the way).  —  Some people have taken issue with an old two-line comment of mine on RedState.com where I referred to Coretta Scott King as a Communist on the day after her funeral.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Some Readers See Red Over Post.com's New Blogger
Associated Press:
U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Co. to Scan Cargo  —  WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Breaking the Silence  —  A prominent former insider is criticizing the administration's handling of Iraq's reconstruction.  And there's more to come.  —  Marwan Naamani / AFP-Getty Images  —  Bremer reviews Iraqi troops in 2003  —  March 22, 2006 - Andrew Natsios has taken a lot of flak over his role in Iraq.
Editor and Publisher:
Another Bad Slip for 'NY Times': Katrina Victim Unmasked  —  NEW YORK For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story.  On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Carbon: too much, not too little  —  Like Henry George's theory of land taxation, Peak Oil seems to be one of those ideas, reasonable enough in itself, and modest in scope, that attracts a cult following in which it becomes the answer to all kinds of questions.
Discussion: TAPPED and Ezra Klein
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James Wolcott:
"WORSE THAN A FOOL"
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Next Hurrah
Sydney Morning Herald:
Now the bloody Yanks are offended  —  A major conservative American lobby group is set to unleash a campaign of protest against Australian tourism's "where the bloody hell are you?"  TV advertisement.  —  The controversial commercial has made its US debut in front of 20 million American TV viewers …
Maeve Reston / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
NOW says it will back challenger to Casey in U.S. Senate bid  —  WASHINGTON — Two women's rights groups yesterday endorsed Philadelphia lawyer Alan M. Sandals for U.S. Senate, warning that abortion rights supporters may stay home this November if state Treasurer Robert P. Casey Jr. gets …
Crooks and Liars:
Cafferty smacks down Kurtz  —  Cafferty smacks down Kurtz  —  On the Situation Room, Jack Cafferty just smacked down Howard Kurtz after Howie agreed with the GOP talking point that the press is too negative in its coverage of Iraq.  Cafferty came on immediately and was livid, saying that was ridiculous.
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
Rough Draft  —  The gross unfairness of an all-volunteer Army.  —  Three years after the invasion of Iraq, the United States does not feel much like a country at war.  Nearly 20,000 American soldiers have been killed or injured to date, but the more comfortable among us find it shockingly easy …
 
 
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Washington Post:
Envoy Accuses Iran Of Duplicity on Iraq
Michael A. Livingston / from milan to mumbai:
"Diversity," the ABA, and the law schools
Mark Steyn / Jerusalem Post:
Down with stability  —  Three years ago, in the weeks …
John / AMERICAblog:
Wash Post ombudsman blows off complaints about blogger, says the .com …
New York Times:
To All the Girls I've Rejected  —  A FEW days ago I watched …
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Right invasion, wrong explanation
Gateway Pundit:
Bush Plugs Blogs in Today's Media Event
Discussion: Big Lizards and Power Line
USA Today:
1,889 days and no vetoes: Bush gaining on Jefferson
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and TheAgitator.com
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Mark Tapscott / tapscottscopydesk.blogspot.com:
Halleluyah! I am Headed Back to the Newsroom!!
Raleigh News & Observer:
Labor Department edits previously published story
Patrick Cockburn / Independent:
Insurgent doctor killed dozens of wounded soldiers
Discussion: Gina Cobb and Jihad Watch
Jeff Jacoby / Townhall.com:
The humanitarian case for war in Iraq
Denis Horgan / Colin McEnroe:
Credibility  —  Joe Lieberman was a guest on our show today …
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Ex-Iraqi Official Unveiled as Spy