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7:55 PM ET, May 31, 2007


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Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE HOUR IS LATE  —  From Baghdad comes news of a popular uprising against al Qaeda: … We have noted a number of similar stories over the past several years.  No doubt a large majority of Iraqis have little sympathy for al Qaeda and other extremist groups, and want the violence to end.
Washington Times:
RNC fires phone solicitors  —  The Republican National Committee, hit by a grass-roots donors' rebellion over President Bush's immigration policy, has fired all 65 of its telephone solicitors, Ralph Z. Hallow will report Friday in The Washington Times.  —  Faced with an estimated 40 percent fall-off …
Dallas Morning News:
A spreading terror  —  Iraq now set up as a school for insurgents ready to be exported, says GEORGIE ANNE GEYER  —  Anyone who knows anything about cancer knows that the danger point comes when the cancer suddenly and unexpectedly appears in another supposedly "clean" part of the body.
CBS News:
Inspector Ignored Warning On TB Patient  —  Man Quarantined With Dangerous Strain Of Tuberculosis ID'd As Lawyer And Son-In-Law Of CDC Microbiologist  —  (CBS/AP) A U.S. border inspector who allowed an Atlanta lawyer infected with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis back into the country …
TB patient's relative works on TB research
Discussion: The RBC and Shakesville
Sam Brownback / New York Times:
What I Think About Evolution  —  IN our sound-bite political culture, it is unrealistic to expect that every complicated issue will be addressed with the nuance or subtlety it deserves.  So I suppose I should not have been surprised earlier this month when, during the first Republican presidential debate …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Endgame Ahead  —  While the rest of us enjoyed our holiday, 10 more Americans were killed in Iraq on Memorial Day — adding to the human toll of that accursed war.  —  This summer threatens to bring more such grim days as the expanded ground forces move deeper into Baghdad neighborhoods …
Discussion: The Reaction
NASA's Top Official Questions Global Warming  —  NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Questions Need to Combat Warming  —  NASA administrator Michael Griffin is drawing the ire of his agency's preeminent climate scientists after apparently downplaying the need to combat global warming.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Case for Conservatism  —  Conservatism's recovery of its intellectual equilibrium requires a confident explanation of why America has two parties and why the conservative one is preferable.  Today's political argument involves perennial themes that give it more seriousness than many participants understand.
Fred Thompson /
Living in Terror  —  Let me ask you a hypothetical question.  What do you think America would do if Canadian soldiers were firing dozens of missiles every day into Buffalo, N.Y.?  What do you think our response would be if Mexican troops for two years had launched daily rocket attacks on San Diego — and bragged about it?
Ben Smith / The Politico:
John Edwards: 'I read Iraq report'  —  John Edwards told a Google "town hall" yesterday that he had read the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate, the summary of the evidence that led to war in Iraq.  —  "There was this National Intelligence Estimate, that was confidential, that only …
Discussion: Political Radar and Liberal Values
Atrios / Eschaton:
Why Do We Stay In Iraq?  —  Josh Marshall heads down the path to madness in order  —  to try to answer that question.  —  The answer is unknowable because there isn't one.  There are a variety of powerful actors who have different motives.  It's as true, if not more true …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Fred Thompson, "tough guy" and "folksy cultural conservative"  —  Newsweek's Howard Fineman — last seen expressing admiration for the "reassuring" "male" qualities exuded by the GOP presidential field — was on Hardball last night heaping praise on Fred Thompson.
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
OF ASHES AND SASHES  —  Vacancy Signs Point to a Very "Special" Summer  —  Just as Ben Franklin assured us of two certainties in life, let the Crystal Ball assure you of two certainties in congressional special elections this year: deaths and taxpayer-funded University posts will be the cause …
Discussion: Facing South and Daily Kos
Lou Dobbs / CNN:
An answer for my critics  —  Editor's note: Lou Dobbs' commentary appears weekly on  This commentary is a transcript of a commentary Lou delivered on "Lou Dobbs Tonight"  —  NEW YORK — I've been — over the years, because of our reporting on controversial issues and my strongly held beliefs …
Michael Yon:
The Final Option  —  Left to Right: Lieutenant Colonel Doug Crissman; General Hamid; Sayed the interpreter.  Seconds after this photo, LTC Doug Crissman grabbed General Hamid's pistol.  (Note: the pistol was already unsnapped.)  —  Hit, Anbar Province, Iraq
Discussion: Fox News and Neptunus Lex
Emptywheel / The Next Hurrah:
Reggie's Got Mail—But We'll Have Mail, Too, on June 5  —  First the bad news: we're not getting the letters sent in support of sentencing until the hearing.  I had hoped to send a letter urging for their earlier release.  The media and the blogosphere, after all, are going to be in a much better position …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
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National Review Online:
Editors: The Editors Challenge  —  Will the WSJ editors come out of the shadows?
Henry A. Kissinger / Los Angeles Times:
The lessons of Vietnam  —  Iraq desperately needs a political solution …
Discussion: neo-neocon and Sister Toldjah
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
U.S. Economic Growth Weakest in Over 4 Years
Discussion: The Newshoggers
David Blair / Telegraph:
Al-Qa'eda prepares for a new wave of terror
Discussion: Power Line
Al Pessin / Voice of America:
US General Says He May Need More Time to Assess Iraq Surge
National Review:
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Vladimir Isachenkov / Associated Press:
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Joe Klein / Time:
Mitt Romney's Disappointing Campaign
Washington Post:
A Presidential Daughter Gears Up for the Next Chapter in Her Life
Associated Press:
White House envisions "Korean model" in Iraq
David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Ex-Clinton FBI chief pushing Prez Rudy