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9:45 PM ET, November 26, 2006

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Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Quartet of ladies shows where we're headed  —  Have you seen a movie called ''Four Jills In A Jeep''?  Don't worry, it's not at the multiplex.  It came out in 1944.  A wartime movie, about the contribution of the gals to the big existential struggle.  Great title, and downhill after that.
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Ralph Peters / New York Post:
THE 'EURABIA' MYTH  —  A RASH of pop prophets tell us that Muslims in Europe are reproducing so fast and European societies are so weak and listless that, before you know it, the continent will become "Eurabia," with all those topless gals on the Riviera wearing veils.  —  Well, maybe not.
Discussion: The Corner and Blue Crab Boulevard
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THEY REPORT, YOU DECIDE (WITH UPDATE FROM MARK STEYN)  —  Most of our readers are aware of Mark Steyn's "Demography is Destiny" theme, which he has elaborated in much of his recent writing.  Steyn thinks that low birth rates among Europeans, in particular, will inevitably lead to their replacement …
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
U.S. involved in Iraq longer than WWII  —  WASHINGTON - The war in Iraq has now lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in the war that President Bush's father fought in, World War II.  As of Sunday, the conflict in Iraq has raged for three years and just over eight months.
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Jeffrey Bartholet / Newsweek:
Sword of the Shia  —  He can deal out death through …
Discussion: The American Street
Los Angeles Times:
Do we need another T.R.?  —  If John McCain gets his way, you'll have your faith in the country restored ... or else!  —  YOU CAN READ 1,000 profiles of GOP presidential front-runner John McCain without encountering a single paragraph examining his core ideological philosophy.
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:   DIGGING INTO McCAIN....The redoubtable Matt Welch does …
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
The "centrist" position on the war in Iraq  —  This Washington Post article on the inner workings of the bizarrely revered Baker-Hamilton Commission is notable for several reasons, the first of which is that neoconservatives are stomping their feet and whining loudly because they feel …
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Robin Wright / Washington Post:
Iraq Group a Study In Secrecy, Centrism  —  In the history of U.S. foreign policy, there's been nothing like it: a panel outside government trying to bail the United States out of a prolonged and messy war.  —  The innocuously titled Iraq Study Group, which has evolved into a parallel policy establishment …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Rangel says men join the army only if they can't have "a decent career"  —  Hence his support for the draft.  If even our volunteers are there involuntarily, why shouldn't everyone be? … This won't get as much attention as what Lurch said (or was understood to have said) a few weeks ago.
Atrios / Eschaton:
No  —  Look, people who advocate adding "personal accounts" to Social Security are just stupid people.  Really, just morons.  There's no reason to do it.  There's no reason to take any part of Social Security contributions and put them in a little fund account with my name on it.
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Brad DeLong / Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal:
Social Security Reform
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Gateway Pundit:
Another Massive Anti-Chavez Protest in Caracas  —  Amazing!  —  It was the largest protest in Venezuelan history!  —  V-Crisis has the story and more photos from the demonstration today in Caracas.  —  (Hat Tip Instapundit)  —  Venezuela News and Views has video!  —  Wow!
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Daniel / Venezuela News And Views:   Apotheosis in Caracas: Rosales draws the biggest rally in Venezuela's History
Abby Ellin / New York Times:
Big People on Campus  —  ASK Sheana Director for a detailed description of herself, and chances are the word fat will come up.  It is not uttered with shame or ire or any sense of embarrassment; it's simply one of the things she is, fat.  —  "Why should I be ashamed?" said Ms. Director …
Des Moines Register:
Obama talks with top advisers in Iowa  —  The Illinois senator gets filled in on the caucus leadoff state as he weighs a 2008 presidential bid.  —  Democrat Barack Obama has sought the advice of top campaign workers in Iowa and has established a seedling support network in this state …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Laurie David / Washington Post:
Science a la Joe Camel  —  At hundreds of screenings this year of "An Inconvenient Truth," the first thing many viewers said after the lights came up was that every student in every school in the United States needed to see this movie.  —  The producers of former vice president Al Gore's film …
Louis Uchitelle / New York Times:
Here Come the Economic Populists  —  FOR years, the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party, exercising a lock on the party's economic policies, argued that the economy could achieve sustained growth only if markets were allowed to operate unfettered and globally.
BBC:
Bookcase 'trap' killed US woman  —  The body of a missing US woman has been found by her family, wedged upside down behind a bookcase in her room.  —  Mariesa Weber, 38, is believed to have fallen over and become trapped as she tried to reach behind the bookcase to adjust the plug for a TV set.
Discussion: The Education Wonks
 
 
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Lott Attacks Rove, Says 'I've Had Problems With Some Of His Conduct'
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Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Hail to the chief  —  Dick Cheney's mission to expand …
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Home Schoolers Content to Take Children's Lead
Discussion: The Remedy and The News Blog
Reuters:
Democrats say no liberal plans in next Congress
Larry Kahaner / Washington Post:
Weapon Of Mass Destruction
Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Bring back Saddam Hussein
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
In New Congress, Pork May Linger
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Dallas Morning News:
THE TABOO PEW  —  Evangelicals have sought to discredit …
Scott Turow / New York Times:
Scalia the Civil Libertarian?
Discussion: The Heretik
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Guess Who Financed The Insurgencies?
Washington Post:
Needed: A Big Stick
Washington Post:
Success of Drug Plan Challenges Democrats
Associated Press:
Despite truce, Palestinian attacks go on
Telegraph:
Britain wants UK break up, poll shows
G. Willow Wilson / eteraz.org:
AZHAR OUTLAWS FEMALE CIRCUMCISION