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4:00 PM ET, July 28, 2007

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Samantha Power / New York Times:
Our War on Terror  —  The day after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush declared the strikes by Al Qaeda "more than acts of terror.  They were acts of war."  Bush's "war on terror" was "not a figure of speech," he said.  Rather, it was a defining framework.
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Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:
In reviewing Ian...  CONFLATING ALL OUR ENEMIES INTO ONE  —  In reviewing Ian Shapiro's new book, Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy Against Global Terror, Samantha Powers emphasizes a point that has been completely lost on Republican presidential candidates (and the man they hope to replace):
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
DIVIDE AND CONQUER....In a review/essay critiquing both the phraseology …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Marine Corps Times HOME:
Aide: Iraq PM relations with Petraeus poor  —  BAGHDAD — A key aide says Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's relations with U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus are so poor the Iraqi leader may ask Washington the withdraw the well-regarded U.S. military leader from duty here.
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Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Iraqi leader tells Bush: Get Gen Petraeus out  —  Relations between the top United States general in Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki, the country's prime minister, are so bad that the Iraqi leader made a direct appeal for his removal to President George W Bush.  —  Although the call was rejected …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Don Surber
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
U.S. Widens Push to Use Armed Iraqi Residents  —  The U.S. military in Iraq is expanding its efforts to recruit and fund armed Sunni residents as local protection forces in order to improve security and promote reconciliation at the neighborhood level, according to senior U.S. commanders.
Anne-Marie Slaughter / Washington Post:
Partisans Gone Wild  —  A funny thing is happening in American politics: The fiercest battle is no longer between the left and the right but between partisanship and bipartisanship.  The Bush administration, which has been notorious for playing to its hard-right base, has started reaching across the aisle …
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Jim Henley / Unqualified Offerings:
I Know When I'm Beat  —  The only honorable thing to do is admit that Anne-Marie Slaughter's new oped in the Washington Post beats Anne Applebaum out for the title of dumbest thing ever written by anyone in any venue.  If it weren't print, I'd expect her to break into a rendition of "Fly Away …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Kagro X / Daily Kos:
More on Lowe's pulling ads from O'Reilly  —  What moved Lowe's to pull its ads from the Bill O'Reilly hate-fest?  —  Could it be that targeting Home Depot for its support of the FOX Nutwork's coordinated campaign against science raised some eyebrows?  —  Even as Home Depot is hoping …
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Ken Wheaton / AdAge:
MoveOn Gets Someone to Bite on Faux Fox Protest
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Liberals Going After Fox Advertisers
Discussion: Hot Air
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MSNBC:   'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for July 26
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  And here's Mark Fiore with an animation on the Bush administration dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: "Pickling The Poor" with your host, Buzzie the Fly.  —  Click on the screenshot above or go here to see it.  —  All cartoons are posted with the artists' express permission to BobGeiger.com.
IOZ / Who Is IOZ?:
Many Happy Returns  —  Recall if you will.  It was a bright, warm day in September, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  In the busy East of the country, trains, planes, and automobiles disgorge lines of still-sleepy workers.  Across the Great Plains and into the Rockies, men and women wake slowly to their coffee.
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Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:   US accuses Saudis of telling lies about Iraq
Newsday:
Hate-crime arrests in Quran desecrations at Pace University  —  NEW YORK (AP) _ A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions, police said.  —  Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on charges …
Rasmussen Reports:
Labels Matter: Progressive Better than Liberal, Reagan-Like Better than Conservative  —  During last Monday's Democratic Presidential debate, Senator Hillary Clinton indicated that she preferred to be called "progressive" rather than "liberal."  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds …
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
The Centrists Didn't Hold  —  NOT very long ago, the Democratic Leadership Council was a maker of presidents — or, at least, the maker of a president.  In 1991, Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas, then the council's chairman, elucidated the "New Democrat" ethos and previewed the themes …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and TalkLeft
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  They just stand back and let it all be  —  Once upon a time, America had a rogue and lawless president who was willing to break the law to destroy his political opponents, use the full force of the federal government to carry out his personal and political whims …
The Corner:
The Cleavage Issue  —  I know that this week is devoted to singing Hillary's praises as a candidate, but surely it is in the area of fundraising where her skill and discipline really shine.  Over on Drudge there was a picture of the Senator in the pink jacket and fairly low cut black shell …
 
 
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Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Musharraf Meets With Opposition Leader Bhutto
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Gretel C. Kovach / Newsweek:
Trial against U.S. Muslim charity begins
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
In the '60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters
Washington Post:
Travelers Face Greater Use of Personal Data
Tapscott's Copy Desk:
Fred on Restoring Federalism: Bring Back Reagan on the 10th Amendment
Associated Press:
Bush: Surveillance law needs updating
Tom Coghlan / Telegraph:
Taliban in first heat-seeking missile attack
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Parents' Ire Grows at Pedophile's Blog
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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
A QUESTION FOR FAIRNESS DOCTRINE SUPPORTERS: If you support …
Discussion: Balkinization
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Bad News Tests China's Propaganda Arm
Redstate:
Is WaPo Sending a Fabulist To Iraq?
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Hillary the Progressive  —  Ross Douthat notes Hillary Clinton's …
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
DEAR WORLD  —  1. Scott Thomas Beauchamp's story is now in the hands of his superiors.
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