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9:30 AM ET, November 18, 2006

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Thomas Sowell / Opinion Journal:
Freedom Man  —  Milton Friedman had both genius and common sense.  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Milton Friedman was one of the very few intellectuals with both genius and common sense.  He could express himself at the highest analytical levels to his fellow economists in academic publications …
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Milton Friedman / Opinion Journal:
Friedman's Sampler  —  A selection of writings from The Wall Street Journal. … On Freedom  —  It is important to emphasize that economic arrangements play a dual role in the promotion of a free society.  On the one hand, "freedom" in economic arrangements itself a component …
Brad DeLong / Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal:
We Are Live at Salon, with an Obituary for Milton Friedman
WRAL-TV:
Controversial Assignment Leads To Teacher's Resignation  —  SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A Spanish teacher at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School resigned this week after handing out an assignment that some students and parents said teaches hate.  —  Khalid Chahhou, who was in his first year of teaching …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi / The Huffington Post:
Bringing the War to an End is my Highest Priority as Speaker  —  This morning, I visited our brave men and women at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center.  It is a place of prayers, of honor, of respect, and reflection.  And I left there more committed than ever to bringing the war to an end.
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Is Karl Rove On The Way Out Soon?
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
RNC denies offering chairmanship to Steele
Discussion: The News Blog
Tim Shipman / Daily Mail:
Iraq is a 'disaster' admits Blair  —  Tony Blair admitted that British intervention in Iraq has been a disaster last night - sending shockwaves through Westminster.  —  In his frankest admission about the war to date, Mr Blair admitted that Western forces have been powerless to stop the descent into violence.
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Times of London:
Blair admits Iraq is 'pretty much a disaster'
Discussion: Hot Air
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
A Second Pour of Good News About Substance in Red Wine  —  A component of red wine recently shown to help lab mice live longer also protects animals from obesity and diabetes and boosts their physical endurance, researchers reported yesterday.  —  The new research helps confirm and extend …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Syrian Officials and Iraq Study Group Met, Envoy Says  —  Vice President Dick Cheney and James A. Baker III, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, after a White House meeting.  The Syrian ambassador says Mr. Baker discussed how Syria might help in Iraq.  —  James A. Baker III …
Ezra Klein:
Still Proud To Be A Bruin?  —  The video begins in the study room of UCLA's Powell Library, a beautiful, ornate sanctuary that I inhabited as often as possible.  The library looked how a library should look: Imposing, serious, grave, and somewhat holy.  And in response, all of us who entered …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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David Lazar / Daily Bruin News Headlines:
Beware of easy knee-jerk reactions
Discussion: Blogcritics Section
Edward Wong / New York Times:
U.S. Searching for Americans Abducted in Southern Iraq  —  American and British military forces battled gunmen in southern Iraq today while searching for four American security guards and their Austrian colleague, who were abducted from a supply convoy Thursday afternoon at a checkpoint operated by men in Iraqi police uniforms.
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Andrew DeMillo / Associated Press:
Huckabee says campaign laws aid McCain  —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Friday said potential 2008 presidential rival John McCain's campaign finance reforms gives the Republican senator an advantage over other candidates by allowing him to transfer money easily.
Jeremy Greenstock / Washington Post:
Turning A Corner On Iraq  —  Avoiding defeat in Iraq is an unavoidably critical national interest — for the United States as for Britain.  If potentially lethal enemies are strengthened and re-motivated, the consequences will haunt us long after the headlines about withdrawal have faded.
Cillizzac / The Fix:
The Friday Line: A Way Early Look at the '08 Senate Races  —  The Fix is nothing if not forward-looking.  With the 2006 election now 10 days past, it's time to begin handicapping the races to come in 2008.  —  We'll begin today by looking at the 10 most competitive Senate races, with a post next week on the 10 biggest House targets.
Christian Wüst / Spiegel Online:
Not as Green as it Seems  —  BMW is manufacturing the first series of hydrogen fueled cars.  They're not as green as they seem.  For a start, they're incredibly thirsty — and they will put more strain on the environment than a heavy diesel truck.  —  There's a new method for fueling cars.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
New York Times:
Man Acquitted in 9/11 Perjury Case  —  A jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan returned a verdict of not guilty in the second trial of a Jordanian immigrant who was accused of trying to mislead a grand jury investigating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  —  The jury of 9 women and 3 men found …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, TalkLeft and On Deadline
Bill O'Reilly / Fox News:
AMERICAN CULTURE HITS ITS LOWEST POINT EVER  —  Rock bottom has arrived as O.J. Simpson is being paid to speculate about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman — murders a civil court ruled he committed.  —  As you may know, Simpson will reportedly receive $3.5 million to detail …
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Houston Police Run Over Striking Janitors with Horses  —  Houston police trampled on striking janitors with horses last night.  The janitors make on average $20 a day with no health insurance.  The companies responsible?  Chevron.  And Hines Interest, the city's largest hometown building owner.
Discussion: Confined Space
 
 
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Flavia Colgan / The Huffington Post:
Is James Carville Throwing Hillary Clinton Under the Bus?
Nayla Razzouk / Agence France Presse:
French UN troops prepare guns against Israeli jets in Lebanon
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Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
McCain: Bush Admin Breaks Laws to Hide Global Warming Data
Nico / Think Progress:
Kondracke Dubs Nancy Pelosi The 'Wicked Witch Of The West' »
Examiner:
GOP didn't learn a Lott from '06 defeat
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Sen. Baucus to tackle health care costs
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
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Republicans just love the filibuster now
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Pat Leahy wants to investigate Laura Ingraham
Andrew Bridges / Associated Press:
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Nada Bakri / Lebanon Daily Star:
Hizbullah rules out return to talks, says protests are likely
Rachel Kapochunas / CQPolitics.com:
Sen. Stevens Casts Rumors Aside, Will Seek Re-election in Alaska
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Jim Suhr / Associated Press:
Gay penguin book shakes up Ill. school
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Who'll Claim the Center?
Carrie Budoff / Philadelphia Inquirer:
Santorum: No oval office run