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10:20 AM ET, September 15, 2007


 Top Items: 
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 …
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's best-seller list.  ("Winning," by John F. Welch Jr., at a breezy 384 pages, is No. 1,431.)
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.
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Surgin' General  —  And the reeling Democrats.  —  When congressional leaders met with President Bush last week at the White House, the Republicans were upbeat, the Democrats far less buoyant.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a more imposing figure than her Senate colleague …
Discussion: and SWJ Blog
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
A Bush Speech That Could Backfire
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
N.Z. / Victory Caucus:
President Bush Meets with N.Z., Milbloggers
Giuliani Also Gets Liberal Discount From Times  —  Marketers, Take Note: 61% Price Chop for Ad in Grey Lady if You Buy Standby  —  NEW YORK ( — Rudy Giuliani got a lot of attention yesterday when he attacked The New York Times for giving what he called sweetheart pricing on the group's …
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Antiwar Ad Prompts Dispute
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 …
Erwin Chemerinsky / Los Angeles Times:
Dumped over an Op-Ed  —  Erwin Chemerinsky, unhired …
Discussion: Law Blog, LA Observed and Daily Pundit
New York Times:
Democrats Push a Tactic to Shift Iraq Plan  —  Now that President Bush and Gen. David H. Petraeus have charted their course for the Iraq war, Democrats in the Senate say one of their proposals aimed at shifting the president's strategy is finally close to winning enough Republican support for a real chance at being approved.
Gerard Alexander / Weekly Standard:
The Party of Civil Rights  —  It wasn't the Democrats.  —  An anniversary passed without much notice on September 9th.  It was fifty years since President Eisenhower signed the 1957 Civil Rights Act.  This was the first civil rights legislation to make it into law since Reconstruction …
Discussion: Power Line
Ana Marie Cox / TIME: Swampland:
McCain Calls for 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 …
Discussion: THE CUNNING REALIST and Daily Kos
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.
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  Manufacturing consent, stifling dissent  —  In April, Bill Moyers introduced Buying the War by explaining, "The story of how high officials misled the country has been told, but they couldn't have done it on their own; they needed a compliant press …
Discussion: Norwegianity and Booman Tribune
Los Angeles Times:
The politics of war  —  Who among American politicians is serious and unserious about the global war on terrorism?  How about among commentators?  How much is the war on terrorism really a stick used to hit one's own domestic opponents? … Bush: A modern-day Harry Truman  —  By Hugh Hewitt
Signorile / The Gist:
Condi's "Closest Female Friend"  —  Yesterday on the show I had an interesting conversation with Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler, whose new book is The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy.  —  There have long been questions …
Eli / Firedoglake:
Fred's Strategy Revealed  —  As Christy pointed out (additional hat tip to Michael Whitney), Ol' Fred seems a bit mnemonically challenged, to say the least.  —  On the Terry Schiavo circus, he said: … On the differences between his Social Security plan and Dubya's (which he supported):
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Needlenose
Associated Press:
Conviction in Jena case overturned  —  Judges rule teen should not have been tried as adult in racially tinged case  —  JENA, La. - A state appeals court Friday tossed out the aggravated battery conviction that could have sent a black teenager to prison for 15 years in last year's beating …
Discussion: First Draft
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Sloppy Analysis / Wall Street Journal:
Most Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted
Extreme Mortman:
Top Ten Tony Snow Exchanges With Helen Thomas
Michael Greenstone / SSRN:
Is The 'Surge' Working? Some New Facts
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
'A Terrible Loss ... for All of Iraq'
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Associated Press:
Pets eaten in meat-starved nation
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
The Long War Journal meets President Bush
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Doug Schoen / The Huffington Post:
After Petraeus, Conciliation: The Report Must Not Derail a Moderate …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Joseph L. Galloway / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Galloway commentary: Bush still refuses to admit he was wrong
Discussion: Reuters and TPMCafe blogs
 Earlier Items: 
Terry Frieden / CNN:
$5 meatballs send Justice lunch tab soaring
Discussion: TBogg
Horses Mouth:
I noted yesterday that it's become something of a cliche to point …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Taylor Marsh
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
THE PRESIDENT'S MATH  —  The White House has provided us …
Media Matters for America:
Fox only broadcast network that did not air Democratic response to Bush speech
Discussion: Liberal Values and News Hounds
White House:
President Bush Signs Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
Ezra Klein / In These Times:
Trending Towards Inanity
Discussion: and Ezra Klein

From Mediagazer:

Gene Maddaus / Variety:
A Los Angeles ethics agency fines former CBS CEO Les Moonves $15K for misconduct in obtaining confidential police info about a sexual assault claim against him

Neel Dhanesha / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Erica Heilman, host of “Rumble Strip”, an independent podcast she created in 2013 that chronicles how Vermont changed over the years

Jessica Testa / New York Times:
A look at Highsnobiety, a creative consultancy and clothing line, as well as magazine and website led by EIC Willa Bennett covering fashion and youth culture

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