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12:45 PM ET, September 15, 2007

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Harriet Rubin / New York Times:
Ayn Rand's Literature of Capitalism  —  One of the most influential business books ever written is a 1,200-page novel published 50 years ago, on Oct. 12, 1957.  It is still drawing readers; it ranks 388th on Amazon.com's best-seller list.  ("Winning," by John F. Welch Jr., at a breezy 384 pages, is No. 1,431.)
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Wall Street Journal:
Greenspan Book Criticizes Bush And Republicans  —  'They Deserved to Lose';  —  Former Fed Chief Defends  —  Pre-Bubble Rate Cuts  —  In a withering critique of his fellow Republicans, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says in his memoir that the party to which he has belonged …
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Greenspan Is Critical Of Bush in Memoir  —  Former Fed Chairman Has Praise for Clinton  —  Alan Greenspan, who served as Federal Reserve chairman for 18 years and was the leading Republican economist for the past three decades, levels unusually harsh criticism at President Bush …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
New York Times:
Fed's Ex-Chief Attacks Bush on Fiscal Role  —  Alan Greenspan, who was chairman of the Federal Reserve for nearly two decades, in a long-awaited memoir, is harshly critical of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the Republican-controlled Congress, as abandoning their party's principles on spending and deficits.
Los Angeles Times:
UCI reportedly working on a deal to rehire Chemerinsky  —  Days after the legal scholar was rejected as law school dean, talks are in progress.  He is noncommittal.  —  UC Irvine officials on Friday were attempting to broker a deal to once again hire liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as dean …
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Gillian Flaccus / Associated Press:
GOP politician sent email asking how to stop naming of dean  —  A conservative Los Angeles County politician asked about two dozen people in an e-mail last month how to prevent the University of California, Irvine from hiring renowned liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as its founding law school dean …
Discussion: Law Blog
Erwin Chemerinsky / Los Angeles Times:
Dumped over an Op-Ed  —  Erwin Chemerinsky, unhired …
Discussion: Law Blog, LA Observed and Daily Pundit
Sharon Stello / Davis Enterprise:
UC yanks speaker's invitation: Controversial ex-Harvard president was scheduled to address regents Wednesday  —  After a group of UC Davis women faculty began circulating a petition, UC regents rescinded an invitation to Larry Summers, the controversial former president of Harvard University …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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The Corner:
Summers Disinvited  —  After protests, the University of California, Davis has rescinded a speaking invitation to former Harvard president, Lawrence Summers:
David Gelernter / Weekly Standard:
Defeat at Any Price  —  Why Petraeus's testimony was a nightmare for the Democrats.  —  To prepare for General David Petraeus's long-awaited testimony on Iraq to Congress last week, the liberal pressure group MoveOn.org wrote itself into the history books with an anti-Petraeus ad so repulsive …
Discussion: Power Line and SWJ Blog
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Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Surgin' General
Discussion: Townhall.com and Sister Toldjah
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Gingrich: Republicans need "clean break" from Bush
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
A Bush Speech That Could Backfire
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Moderate Voice
Alpha Doggs / Network World:
Researchers flash personal aircraft, future jetpack  —  This one is straight out of a James Bond movie or Batman script.  —  German researchers this week showed off their Gryphon personal strap-on jet wing that lets the pilot scream through the air at about 135MPH.
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Moran Upsets Jewish Groups Again  —  U.S. House Democrat Said Pro-Israel Lobby Promoted War  —  Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) has again come under fire from local Jewish organizations for remarking in a magazine interview that the "extraordinarily powerful" pro-Israel lobby played a strong role promoting the war in Iraq.
Mary Jordan / Washington Post:
In Europe and U.S., Nonbelievers Are Increasingly Vocal  —  BURGESS HILL, England — Every morning on his walk to work, high school teacher Graham Wright recited a favorite Anglican prayer and asked God for strength in the day ahead.  Then two years ago, he just stopped.
Ana Marie Cox / TIME: Swampland:
McCain Calls for MoveOn.org to be "Thrown Out of the Country"  —  At a crowded rally at a VFW hall in Hudson, NH last night, McCain — again — used the MoveOn "Betray Us" ad as a emotional crowd-pleaser.  It was a boisterous event, so when I thought I heard McCain call for MoveOn to be …
CTV.ca:
Liberals face major challenges in Quebec: poll  —  The Liberals appear to be in big trouble in the Montreal riding of Outremont, where a byelection is to be held Monday, a poll suggests.  —  The Unimarket-La Presse poll published Friday suggests that NDP candidate Thomas Mulcair …
Discussion: Daimnation! and Jay Currie
AdAge:
Giuliani Also Gets Liberal Discount From Times  —  Marketers, Take Note: 61% Price Chop for Ad in Grey Lady if You Buy Standby  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Rudy Giuliani got a lot of attention yesterday when he attacked The New York Times for giving MoveOn.org what he called sweetheart pricing on the group's …
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At the U.S. Border, the Desert Takes a Rising Toll
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Gerard Alexander / Weekly Standard:
The Party of Civil Rights
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Los Angeles Times:
The politics of war  —  Who among American politicians is serious …
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