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2:00 PM ET, September 12, 2007

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Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Two of Seven Soldiers Who Wrote 'NYT' Op-Ed Die in Iraq  —  NEW YORK The Op-Ed by seven active duty U.S. soldiers in Iraq questioning the war drew international attention just three weeks ago.  Now two of the seven are dead.  —  Sgt. Omar Mora and Sgt. Yance Gray died Monday in a vehicle accident …
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Think Progress:
Two Of Seven Soldiers Who Wrote New York Times Op-Ed Die In Iraq  —  On Aug. 19, seven active duty soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division wrote an op-ed in The New York Times called "The War As We Saw It."  The piece expressed skepticism about "recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasingly manageable":
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
(Updated) Petraeus Shouldn't Know if Iraq Makes Us Safer
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Balloon Juice
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Sees Fear Realized in Trouble With Donor  —  Of all the possible vulnerabilities facing Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton has long believed that the one of the biggest was money, friends and advisers say.  Some sort of fund-raising scandal that would echo …
NY Daily News:
Team Clinton can't explain ignoring warnings on Hsu  —  WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign couldn't explain yesterday why it blew off warnings about felon-turned-fund-raiser Norman Hsu - and the Daily News learned FBI agents are collecting e-mail evidence in the widening scandal.
WNCN-TV:
High School Bans American Flag  —  SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. - On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, students at one high school were not allowed to wear clothes with an American Flag.  —  Under a new school rule, students at Hobbton High School are not allowed to wear items with flags …
Ynetnews:
Report: Israel spots nuclear installations in Syria  —  Washington official says Israeli surveillance shows possible Syrian nuclear installation stocked by North Korea, Israeli Arab newspaper claims target of alleged raid last week was Syrian missile base financed by Iran
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Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The Assault on Petraeus  —  There is a long American tradition of savaging failed generals, from George McClellan to William Westmoreland.  It is a more novel tactic to attack a successful one.  Sen. Dick Durbin accuses Gen. David Petraeus of "carefully manipulating the statistics."
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Kay S. Hymowitz / Opinion Journal:
Freedom Fetishists  —  The cultural contradictions of libertarianism.  —  More than perhaps any other American political group, libertarians have suffered the blows of caricature.  For many people, the term evokes an image of a scraggly misfit living in the woods with his gun collection …
Associated Press:
Russia tests 'dad of all bombs'  —  MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — The Russian military has successfully tested what it described as the world's most powerful non-nuclear air-delivered bomb, Russia's state television reported Tuesday.  —  It was the latest show of Russia's military muscle amid chilly relations with the United States.
Bill / INDCJournal:
Random Pictures  —  EVIL MARINE MAKES IRAQI CHILD CRY.  Just kidding, this isn't an Agence France Presse caption.  Some Marines are bored with civil affairs missions, some embrace them.  This fellow loved interacting with kids, and picked up this crying child to comfort him.  Unfortunately ...
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Best of Luck to Tony Snow  —  This is Tony Snow's last day at the White House, and it's a good time to say he is a class act and wish him well.  —  I do not agree with many things he says, and suspect some of them he does not agree with either, but must say because of his position.
Discussion: The Swamp and The Politico
Tony Mauro / The BLT:
Just in: Justice Thomas to go on 60 Minutes  —  Legal Times has confirmed that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has agreed to be interviewed by the CBS News show 60 Minutes later this month to kick off promotion of his new autobiography, set for publication October 1.
Discussion: Law Blog
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
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Real Clear Politics:
Cuba Has Better Health Care Than U.S.?
Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News:
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Mark Bauerlein / Originals:
I'm Ok, You're Not Ok  —  "Reclaim Your Rights as a Liberal Educator."
Discussion: The Corner and Joe's Dartblog
John Raby / Associated Press:
Details Emerge in W. Va. Torture Case
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama adviser worries Israel supporters
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Kim Chipman / Bloomberg:
Thompson Says He's No Churchgoer, Won't Tout Religion on Stump
Jules Crittenden:
Why They Hate Us  —  Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper …
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Daniel Engber / Slate:
Global Swarming  —  IS IT TIME FOR AMERICANS TO START CUTTING OUR BABY EMISSIONS?
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
WHAT PETRAEUS MEANS FOR DEMOCRATS:
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Fars News Agency:
IAEA Chief Walks out on EU Speech on Iran
Reuters:
Fidel Castro says U.S. fooled world over 9/11
Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
Woolsey calls for attacks on colleagues