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6:55 AM ET, April 9, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The right-wing brain in action  —  Michael Ledeen, the Corner, today: … Glenn Reynolds, linking to that post, today: … Glenn Reynolds, November 4, 2006 — a mere 5 months ago: … Yes: "untermenschen" — that, as Reynolds and Ledeen so sincerely lament today, is how "they" think …
Discussion: Unfogged and alicublog
JSOnline:
State GOP official pushed vote fraud issue  —  The mystery is solved.  —  For weeks, it was unclear who whined to the White House last year that not enough voter fraud cases were being prosecuted in Milwaukee.  —  Now we know.  —  The state Republican Party went straight to the top …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
Gonzales Crams for a Senate Grilling  —  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has virtually wiped his public schedule clean to bone up for his long-awaited April 17 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee—a session widely seen as a crucial test as to whether he will survive the U.S. attorney mess.
Richard S. Lindzen / Newsweek:
Why So Gloomy?  —  Judging from the media in recent months, the debate over global warming is now over.  There has been a net warming of the earth over the last century and a half, and our greenhouse gas emissions are contributing at some level.  Both of these statements are almost certainly true.
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Jo Revill / Observer:
Tories raise climate stakes
Discussion: NewsHog and Tim Worstall
TBlumer / BizzyBlog:
The Tribune Company Sale: An Object Lesson in the Price of Biased Reporting?  —  OVERVIEW: I believe that the sale of The Tribune Company last week to investor Sam Zell is an unrecognized low-water mark in the newspaper publishing business.  In fact, after subtracting the value …
Discussion: theneweditor.com
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Mark Graber / Balkinization:
Another Enemy of the People?  —  I am posting the below with the permission of Professor Walter F. Murphy, emeritus of Princeton University.  For those who do not know, Professor Murphy is easily the most distinguished scholar of public law in political science.
New York Times:
Army Is Cracking Down on Deserters  —  Army prosecutions of desertion and other unauthorized absences have risen sharply in the last four years, resulting in thousands more negative discharges and prison time for both junior soldiers and combat-tested veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army records show.
Discussion: TalkLeft
ABCNEWS:
Levin: Senate Won't Withhold Iraq Funds  —  Senate Will Not Stop Paying for Iraq War, Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin Says  —  The Senate will not stop paying for the Iraq war nor relent from insisting that President Bush keep pressing the Baghdad government for a negotiated end to the violence …
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Zachary Goldfarb / Washington Post:
April 8: Democrats back away from Iraq troops withdrawal demand
Discussion: Think Progress and New Pairodimes
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs  —  Is it too late to bring civility to the Web?  —  The conversational free-for-all on the Internet known as the blogosphere can be a prickly and unpleasant place.  Now, a few high-profile figures in high-tech are proposing a blogger code …
Lehigh Valley local news from The Morning Call …:
Speaker Pelosi's adventure in Damascus has cost her a lot of political capital  —  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria was the liveliest topic inside the Beltway last week.  Three points — one political, one constitutional and one relative to Mrs. Pelosi's job skills — are pertinent.
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Rahall: Pelosi Personally Told Bush Of Syria Trip And He Did Not Object
Discussion: The RBC
Michelle Malkin:
Johnny Hart, R.I.P.  —  One of my favorite cartoonists, the brilliant Johnny Hart, died yesterday—Holy Saturday.  He was funny, fierce, and faithful: … Flashback, my syndicated column, April 18, 2001: P.C. vs. B.C. … Here is Hart's B.C. page at Creators.com.  From his bio:
Discussion: BizzyBlog
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Johnny Hart, RIP
Discussion: Associated Press
Ben Lynfield / Scotsman:
Palestinians want 1,000 freed in return for one Israeli soldier  —  A LIST of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners wanted in exchange for long-term hostage Corporal Gilad Shalit has been presented to the Israeli government in the biggest sign of progress towards securing his release for nearly a year.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Associated Press:
U.S. announces 10 weekend soldier deaths; cleric wants forces out  —  BAGHDAD (AP) — The powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his militiamen to redouble their battle to oust American forces and argued that Iraq's army and police should join him in defeating "your archenemy."
CNN:
CNN LATE EDITION WITH WOLF BLITZER  —  Interview With Senators Lieberman, Spector; Interview With Cardinal Theodore McCarrick  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  WOLF BLITZER, HOST: This is "Late Edition," the last word in Sunday talk.
Discussion: Hot Air and Gateway Pundit
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
We threatened his mother with RAPE?!  —  So it appears.  From a Wall Street Journal article on Lt. Col. Stuart Couch, who refused to prosecute a significant al-Qaeda figure because his confession was tainted by his maltreatment at Guantanamo: … Don't worry, though: according …
Discussion: NION
 
 
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Ynetnews:
Iran to announce installation of 3,000 centrifuges in Natanz plant
Discussion: Hot Air
Ezra Klein / Los Angeles Times:
This time, we want healthcare reform
Discussion: Economist's View
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
The Other Show  —  THE OTHER SHOE....Ever since Monica Goodling …
Discussion: Donklephant and Jesus' General
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Romney: Seldom Needed Hunting License
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Kurtz still looking out for Malkin
Faiz / Think Progress:
McCain: It's 'Fun' When I 'Misspeak' About Progress In Iraq
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
Identity, Progressivism, and American Patriotism
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MSNBC:
MTP Transcript for April 8, 2007
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
'World News Tonight' Kicks off Global Warming Series as Record Cold Grips Nation
Ned Parker / Los Angeles Times:
Iraqi insurgents recruit among U.S.-held detainees
Discussion: Daily Kos
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Attorney Inquiry Touches a Pillar of New Mexico
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
CNN:
THIS WEEK AT WAR  —  Week's War-Related Events Recounted
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