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4:00 PM ET, May 28, 2007


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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 …
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
How not to honor a fallen soldier  —  Welcome to Memorial Day 2007.  Here's a lesson in How Not To Honor a Fallen Soldier 101.  Don't do what Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson did to fallen Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Austin:  —  Get his name wrong.  —  Exploit his death on the campaign trail.
Associated Press:
Richardson to Stop Using Name of Marine
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Right-wing blogger geniuses expose another journalistic fraud!  —  The genius investigators in the right-wing blogosphere — who serve as our Watchdogs over the Corrupt "MSM" — made a major, major discovery this weekend.  Last Wednesday, former CIA agent Larry Johnson published a Memo …
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pays tribute to fallen U.S. troops  —  ARLINGTON, Va. - President Bush on Monday honored U.S. troops who have fought and died for freedom and expressed his steely resolve to succeed in the war in Iraq.  "As before in our history, Americans find ourselves under attack and underestimated," he said.
Gateway Pundit:
CHAVEZ FORCES CLASH WITH DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS!  —  Venezuala continues its descent into hell.  —  ** The Jungle Hut is following the clashes from Venezuala.  —  ** Globovision has photos from the crackdown by the regime.  —  ** Venezuela News and Views- Even in San Felipe we are hearing sirens and pot banging!
Venezuela replaces opposition TV with state network
Jungle Mom / The Jungle Hut:   The Latest Happenings !  —  Eye Witness Account!  —  Julia_1984 said...
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.
Tim Montgomerie / Britain and America:   British media could swing the next US election
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
When terror 'seeps out' of Iraq  —  The good news is there appears to be something of an "exodus" of terrorists leaving Iraq.  The bad news is they're leaving because they've finished their training and are now prepared to wreak havoc elsewhere. … Most of the White House's Iraq rhetoric …
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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Not to See the Fallen Is No Favor  —  On this Memorial Day, thousands of United States men and women are engaged in untold acts of bravery and drudgery on behalf of what our leaders have defined as vital American interests in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Memorial Day 2007: Lend A Hand  —  Taps at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington seemed awfully appropriate for Memorial Day today.  It is a mournful song, and that suits my mood this morning to a tee.  —  I went back to an older post that quoted a letter from Kevin Tillman, and it ticked me off all over again in the read.
Los Angeles Times:
Time to tax carbon  —  A carbon tax is the best, cheapest and most efficient way to combat cataclysmic climate change.  —  IF YOU HAVE KIDS, take them to the beach.  They should enjoy it while it lasts, because there's a chance that within their lifetimes California's beaches will vanish under the waves.
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural  —  The e-mail came from the next room.  —  "You gotta see this!"  Jorge Moll had written.  Moll and Jordan Grafman, neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health, had been scanning the brains of volunteers as they were asked …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Memorial Day.  —  Picture source explained.  More here.  Memorial Day always makes me think of my parents, who are both dead, not that they died in a war, but they did meet in the Army, during WWII.  —  My first Memorial Day post:
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
John Edwards' populism is a risky bet  —  The presidential candidate takes a forceful tone on poverty that appeals to the Democratic base but might alienate others.  —  WASHINGTON — When Elaine Ellis began her rounds as a New York nursing assistant one morning this spring …
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: Salon and Unqualified Offerings
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San Francisco Chronicle:
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John Ward Anderson / Washington Post:
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Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
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The Good Soldier
Discussion: KnoxViews
National Review:
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Andrew G. Bostom / American Thinker:
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Discussion: Power Line and Atlas Shrugs
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Japan official hangs self amid scandal
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Another Top Bush Aide Makes an Exit
Discussion: Greatscat!
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Silence Speaks Volumes at Intersection of Views on Iraq War
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
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Discussion: Pam's House Blend and TV Squad
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: Trust and Betrayal
Scott Bronstein / CNN:
Group: Terrorism not focus of Homeland Security