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9:00 AM ET, March 23, 2006


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Clinton W. Taylor /
The boola boola mullah  —  Greasing the Skids to the Gallows for Christians  — Email to a friend - Print this page - Text size: A A  —  Leave Islam, go to the gallows.  That's still the rule in Afghanistan, as we see in the sad case of Christian convert Abdul Rahman, on trial for his life there.
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Taliban Man at Yale  —  The story thus far.  —  Something is very wrong at our elite universities.  Last month Larry Summers resigned as president of Harvard; today Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi will speak by video to a conference at Columbia University that his regime is cosponsoring.   PM calls Karzai to express concern over Christian
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Harper Intervenes On Behalf Of Abdul Rahman
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Roberts Dissent Reveals Strain Beneath Court's Placid Surface  —  WASHINGTON, March 22 — A Supreme Court decision on Wednesday in an uncelebrated criminal case did more than resolve a dispute over whether the police can search a home without a warrant when one occupant gives consent but another objects.
Orin Kerr /
… I recently finished a very rough draft of a new paper, Four Models of Fourth Amendment Protection, in which I explain the "reasonable expectation of privacy" test by relying on four competing models of Fourth Amendment protection.  They are the norms model, which matches rules to social expectations …
James Vicini / Reuters:
Court rejects searches when occupants disagree
Discussion: TalkLeft
David Stout / New York Times:   Supreme Court Limits Police Searches of Homes
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press:
Reid Threatens Filibuster on Immigration  —  As the Senate prepares to tackle the most sweeping immigration reforms in years, a top Democrat vowed Wednesday to do everything in his power, including filibuster, to thwart Majority Leader Bill Frist's proposed overhaul.
Beth Fouhy / Newsday:
Clinton vows to block bill criminalizing illegal immigrants  —  NEW YORK — Invoking Biblical themes, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton joined immigration advocates Wednesday to vow and block legislation seeking to criminalize undocumented immigrants.  —  Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate …
Michael Yon on how the mainstream media covers Iraq.  —  HH: As I told you at the beginning of the hour, I am on CNN tonight, Anderson Cooper, opposite Michael Ware in Baghdad, and another CNN correspondent also based in Baghdad, whose name is Nic Robertson, arguing whether or not the coverage of the war in Iraq has been useful.
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 …
Bar Sweep Sparks Controversy  —  Comedian Weighs In On Public Intoxication Arrests  —  The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission sent a message to bar patrons last week.  —  TABC agents and Irving police swept through 36 Irving bars and arrested about 30 people on charges of public intoxication.
Chris Lehmann / New York Observer:
Russ Never Sleeps  —  'Politicians and Pundits Are Afraid,' Says Wisconsin's Feingold, As Democrats Abandon Him on Bush Wiretap Censure Motion; Will Senator Become the Eugene McCarthy of '08 Primaries?  —  None of this fits any of the tried-and-true formulations in the red-and-blue American playbook.
Greg Sargent at TAPPED / Hullabaloo:
The Worm Turns  —  Greg Sargent at TAPPED sees what's important …
Discussion: Alternate Brain
George F. Will / Washington Post:
In Florida, 'Uniform' Foolishness  —  MIAMI — What Florida's teachers unions consider a menace, and what Florida's Supreme Court considers an affront to the state's constitution, weighs 105 pounds, smiles shyly, speaks softly and wants to be a nurse.  Octavia Lopez, 17, an 11th-grader …
Eric Pianin / Washington Post:
Iraq War Vet Wins in Illinois Race  —  Tammy Duckworth, the decorated Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in a grenade attack, won a close race Wednesday in her bid for the Democratic primary nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R) in Illinois's 6th Congressional District.
Lorie Byrd /
The war about more than hurt feelings  — Email to a friend - Print this page - Text size: A A  —  A strange thing has been happening on the Left over the past few months.  For the first time in my memory, there seems to be a desire of those on the Left, and those in the media …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Betsy's Page
Ian / Expose the Left:
Woman Asks Where People Can See Good Things In Iraq, Bush: Blogs (VIDEO)  —  President Bush spoke to military and civilian families in Wheeling, West Virginia this afternoon about the War in Iraq.  As usual, he spent a long period of time with the audience to answer the questions they may have.
Steven Gutkin / Associated Press:
Israel May Be Next al-Qaida Battleground  —  Signs are mounting that al-Qaida terrorists are setting their sights on Israel and the Palestinian territories as their next jihad battleground.  —  Israel has indicted two West Bank militants for al-Qaida membership, Egypt arrested operatives trying …
Pachacutec / Firedoglake:
Let's Make a Movie!  —  I won't enlist.  Recruit in Harlem.  —  Dear Ben,  —  You know, it's not completely your fault.  They carefuly bred you to be a racist wingnut who doesn't understand basic science and post-enlightenment thought.  Like that guy in The Silence of the Lambs who bred the moths.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Russ Feingold and the Courage to Do the Right Thing  —  Anybody who didn't see Russ Feingold on the Daily Show tonight needs to do so (Crooks & Liars has the video).  He truly comes off as a man who has the confidence of knowing he did the right thing when everyone around …
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Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
Before the dawn  —  There's an ambitious article by JR Dunn …
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Media Lies
USA Today:
Fewer families can afford a home
Sue Major Holmes /
New Mexico Democrats call for Bush impeachment
ABC News:
Ex-Govt staffer condemns US 'ineptitude'
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
Chat room insults lead to internet libel victory
Discussion: Tim Worstall and The Agonist
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
AP's Bush 'Straw Man' Story: News Analysis Or Unlabeled Opinion?