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12:15 PM ET, May 28, 2007


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Michelle Malkin:
How not to honor a fallen soldier  —  Update: Don't forget to pause today at 3pm for the national moment of remembrance.  Click to play:  —  Bill Richardson: Dishonoring the dead  —  Welcome to Memorial Day 2007.  Here's a lesson in How Not To Honor a Fallen Soldier 101.
Gov. Bill Richardson / MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for May 27, 2007  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Our Meet the Candidates 2008 series continues.  An exclusive interview with Democrat Bill Richardson.  He is now in his fifth year as governor of New Mexico.  He was United States congressman …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Lonewacko
Boston Globe:
Contender Richardson wants to have it all  —  Can anyone be a New York Yankees fan and a Boston Red Sox fan at the same time and win the presidency?  —  Democratic candidate Bill Richardson wants to have it all.  —  "I'm a Red Sox fan," said the New Mexico governor, who was born in Pasadena …
Associated Press:
Richardson to Stop Using Name of Marine  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential hopeful Bill Richardson said Sunday he will stop using the name of Marine from New Mexico who was killed in Iraq and whose story the Democratic governor has recounted while campaigning.
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Tim Montgomerie / Britain and America:
British media could swing the next US election  —  By Tim Montgomerie, Editor of  —  Paul Wolfowitz gave what I think was his first interview this morning since giving up his battle to stay World Bank President.  He chose to give it to the BBC World Service.
Wolfowitz blames media for exit  —  The outgoing president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, has told the BBC an "overheated" atmosphere at the bank and in the media forced him to resign.  —  Mr Wolfowitz stood down after a scandal over his role in winning a new pay and promotion package for his girlfriend.
John / Argghhh!:
MEMORIAL DAY 2007.  —  Today, we honor those who have gone before.  In November, we honor the living.  —  I don't mind the sales.  Commerce built this country.  I don't mind "Going to the Lake" - having fun with family and friends makes life worth living.  And this day is about having a life worth living.
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
Jules Crittenden:
Memorial Day on the Ground  —  A quick glance around:  —  Acute Politics with Promotion Party and Gator.  Not exactly Memorial Day pieces, but they are, when you live where every day is Memorial Day.  For the occasion, here's a reprise of the Devil's Windchimes, which Don calls The Road to Hell.
Glenn Reynolds /   SOME MEMORIAL DAY THOUGHTS, from Peter Collier.  A must-read.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: Trust and Betrayal  —  Future historians will shake their heads over how easily America was misled into war.
Atrios / Eschaton:
We Must Be Able To Do Something  —  I understand where Adele is coming from.  We're good liberals, we gaze on the horror that we (yes, all of us) are responsible for, and are compelled to try to fix it.  To make it better.  To somehow uns**t the bed, if just a little bit.
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Andrew G. Bostom / American Thinker:
Ignorance, Cognitive Dissonance, and al-Sadr  —  Re-emerging publicly on Friday May 25, 2007 for the first time since he went underground 4-months ago, Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr journeyed in a long motorcade from Najaf to the adjacent city of Kufa where he delivered a fiery sermon before 6,000 worshippers.
Discussion: Power Line and Atlas Shrugs
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Wealthy Enclave Offers Windfall for Candidates  —  Senator John McCain made his pitch to this gilded shoreline suburb back in April.  Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts came on May 7, followed one night later by former President Bill Clinton on behalf of his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Scott Bronstein / CNN:
Group: Terrorism not focus of Homeland Security … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Claims of terrorism represented less than 0.01 percent of charges filed in recent years in immigration courts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a report issued Sunday by an independent research group.
Des Moines Register:
Vilsack becomes key player in Clinton campaign  —  Aides say the efforts seem to be tied to a possible role of running mate.  —  Sioux Center, Ia.  - Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has assumed a role in Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign unlike any of the New York Democrat's other national advisers.
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Another Top Bush Aide Makes an Exit  —  As the Bush administration inches closer to its concluding months, more top aides are headed out to the private sector.  Sara M. Taylor, the White House political director and microtargeting guru who has been with George W. Bush from the outset …
Discussion: Greatscat!
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The Good Soldier
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CBS News:
Ala.: Anti-Abortion, Gay Rights "Terror"
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and Pandagon
Mari Yamaguchi / Associated Press:
Cops: Japanese minister commits suicide
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Silence Speaks Volumes at Intersection of Views on Iraq War
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Tony-Winning Comic Actor, Dies at 76
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and TV Squad
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pays tribute to fallen U.S. troops
 Earlier Items: 
Weekly Standard:
Congress Gives In On War Funding
Discussion: Salon
Lee Bandy / The Politico:
Romney struggling in S.C.
Discussion: The Blue State
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Not to See the Fallen Is No Favor
Discussion: The Impolitic
Jon Mooallem / New York Times:
The Unintended Consequences of Hyperhydration
Discussion: The Impolitic
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Des Moines Register:
Norman: Grassley won't say how he'll vote on Gonzales
TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
New York Times:
Militants Widen Reach as Terror Seeps Out of Iraq