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9:05 PM ET, March 23, 2006

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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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Jerusalem Post:
EU tries to save Christian convert
Fox News:
Rice Calls Karzai on Christian Convert's Fate
Discussion: Danny Carlton
Yourlogohere / Your Logo Here:
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 …
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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 …
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.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
An Open Letter to Jim Brady: Who is Augustine?
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.
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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.
cpt.org:
CPT Statement: CPTers Released  —  Our hearts are filled with joy today as we heard that Harmeet Singh Sooden, Jim Loney and Norman Kember have been safely released in Baghdad.  Christian Peacemaker Teams rejoices with their families and friends at the expectation of their return to their loved ones and community.
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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
Drudge Report:
ABC NEWS EXEC: 'BUSH MAKES ME SICK'; E-MAIL REVEALED  —  A top producer at ABC NEWS declared "Bush makes me sick" in an email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.  —  John Green, currently executive producer of the weekend edition of GOOD MORNING AMERICA, unloaded on the president in an ABC company email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.
Reuters:
Texas arresting people in bars for being drunk  —  SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas has begun sending undercover agents into bars to arrest drinkers for being drunk, a spokeswoman for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said on Wednesday.  —  The first sting operation was conducted recently …
New York Times:
Are Late Innings the Time for a Relief Pitcher?  —  Karl Rove, center, in the Cabinet Room last week with Senators Rick Santorum, left, of Pennsylvania and George Allen of Virginia.  "I'm an idiot one day and a genius the next," he said about experts' views of him.
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.
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 …
Patrick Cockburn / Independent:
Insurgent doctor killed dozens of wounded soldiers  —  When policemen, soldiers and officials in Kirkuk who were injured in insurgent attacks arrived in the emergency room of the hospital, they hoped their chances of surviving had gone up as doctors tended their wounds.
Discussion: Gina Cobb and Jihad Watch
 
 
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