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4:50 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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Los Angeles Times:
The politics of war  —  Who among American politicians is serious …
Discussion: Townhall.com
Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
Keyes looks to rescue GOP, announces run for president  —  Former Reagan diplomat says he's unmoved by lack of moral courage displayed by others  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - After two previous runs for U.S. president, former Reagan diplomat Alan Keyes has announced he's again seeking …
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RenewAmerica:
Alan Keyes announces for President!  —  Will appear in Values Voter Debate Sept. 17  —  On Friday, Sept. 14, Alan Keyes filed a Statement of Candidacy (Form 2) with the Federal Election Commission—thus officially announcing as a Republican candidate for President of the United States.
Discussion: Oliver Willis and All Spin Zone
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 …
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Wall Street Journal:
Greenspan Book Criticizes Bush And Republicans
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Gen. Wesley Clark Endorses Hillary Clinton  —  Update: Here's Gen. Clark's statement.  —  In a blogger conference call this morning, Gen. Wesley Clark endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.  (Big Tent Democrat and I were both on the call.  Be sure to read his separate post on the endorsement.)
Discussion: MyDD and The Democratic Daily
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Wes Clark / WesPAC:
I'm proud to endorse Hillary Clinton
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Agonist
Andrew Kirtzman / WCBS-TV:
Hillary Slams Giuliani Over Political Ad
New York Times:
Behind an Antiwar Ad, a Powerful Liberal Group  —  There is no mistaking the influence of MoveOn.org, with its 3.2 million members and powerful fund-raising apparatus, within the Democratic Party.  —  This liberal activist group has come to occupy a prominent seat at the table among the party elite …
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David Gelernter / Weekly Standard:
Defeat at Any Price  —  Why Petraeus's testimony was a nightmare for the Democrats.
Discussion: SWJ Blog and Power Line
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Surgin' General
Washington Post:
Antiwar Protest Held in Washington  —  Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Washington today, from near the White House to the Capitol, where they planned to stage a "die-in" to demonstrate their fervant opposition to the war in Iraq.  —  Protesters and counter-protesters started …
Discussion: Wake up America and Murdoc Online
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Associated Press:
War protesters, supporters rally in D.C.
Discussion: Eschaton
The New Republic:
LIKE BRITNEY, BUSH IS A FLOP:  —  On Sunday night, it seemed pretty clear that Britney Spears' performance at the MTV awards ceremony was the biggest prime-time fiasco of the week.  Then came Thursday night and President Bush's Oval Office address on Iraq.  At first blush, coverage …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Redstate
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 …
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.
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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
AQI Declares War On The Sunni  —  The leaders of al-Qaeda in Iraq will never run short on enemies, mostly because they hate everybody.  Today they issued a statement declaring war on the Sunni tribes of western Iraq, a move that will undoubtedly underscore the folly of believing them to be liberators …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Gateway Pundit
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 …
Richard S. Dunham / Houston Chronicle:
Snow: Immigration bill opposition misjudged  —  Outgoing White House press secretary Tony Snow said today that the Bush administration had underestimated the ferocity of opposition to White House-backed immigration legislation.  —  "I freely admit that we underestimated the (public) …
Discussion: The Anchoress and Hot Air
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Extreme Mortman:
Top Ten Tony Snow Exchanges With Helen Thomas
Discussion: IMAO and mediabistro.com
 
 
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Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
Politically Incorrect Paper, a continuing series
Vic Lee / KGO-TV:
More Trouble Looms For Fugitive Financier Norman Hsu
New York Times:
In Turnaround, Industries Seek Regulations
Discussion: Economist's View
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
War Critics Question Obama's Fervor
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Caucus
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Bush: With more 'success,' more come home
GottaLaff / Cliff Schecter:
"I didn't have a crap-load of clients" —Wendy Cortez, Vitter's escort
Discussion: Agitprop and DownWithTyranny!
Ronald Bailey / Reason Magazine:
Organic Farming Is a Load of—hmmm—Fertilizer
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
TDS: Stewart Pitches McCain New Names for "Straight Talk Express"
 Earlier Items: 
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Former ABC Consultant Says He Faked Nothing
Discussion: MoJoBlog and War and Piece
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
At the U.S. Border, the Desert Takes a Rising Toll
Mary Jordan / Washington Post:
In Europe and U.S., Nonbelievers Are Increasingly Vocal
CTV.ca:
Liberals face major challenges in Quebec: poll
Discussion: Daimnation! and Jay Currie
Sloppy Analysis / Wall Street Journal:
Most Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted
Gerard Alexander / Weekly Standard:
The Party of Civil Rights
Media Matters for America:
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Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Sources: NYT managers launched a leak probe after The Intercept revealed internal debate over a yet-to-air episode of The Daily about Hamas and sexual violence

Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz is launching Power User, a weekly Vox Media video podcast on trends shaping the internet and tech landscape, on March 21

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Nexstar Media Group asks the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the FCC's decision to uphold a long-standing rule setting limits on TV station ownership

 
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