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5:50 PM ET, September 15, 2007

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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
CBS News:
McCain To MoveOn: Get Out  —  Senator Blasts Anti-War Group In New Hampshire  —  (CBS) Arizona Senator John McCain has taken criticism of anti-war group MoveOn.org to a whole new level: He is suggesting that the organization "ought to be thrown out of this country."
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Firedoglake
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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
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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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 …
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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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.)
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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
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 …
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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: Don Surber and Captain's Quarters
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The Corner:   Summers Disinvited  —  After protests, the University of California …
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Campaign Ads: Don't Do It Rudy, and Sen. Thompson, Do You Really Want to be Called Fred0?  Analyzing Political Ads and Symbols  —  It looks like we're in for another season of campaign ads that accidentally entertain without meaning to, some that rise to fine and memorable art …
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.
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
New York Times:
The Jane Fonda Effect  —  Nuclear Energy  —  In the movie "The China Syndrome," Fonda played a California TV reporter filming an upbeat series about the state's energy future.  While visiting a nuclear power plant, she sees the engineers suddenly panic over what is later called a "swift containment of a potentially costly event."
 
 
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
American War Culture in a nutshell
Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Thompson courts gun advocates in Florida
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Thompson charm covers weakness on detail
Discussion: Power Line
Robert Verkaik / The Independent:
Al-Jazeera man 'close to death' at Guantanamo Bay
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
Politically Incorrect Paper, a continuing series
Richard S. Dunham / Houston Chronicle:
Snow: Immigration bill opposition misjudged
New York Times:
In Turnaround, Industries Seek Regulations
Discussion: Economist's View
N.Z. / Victory Caucus:
Victory Caucus meets Gathering of Eagles
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Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
War Critics Question Obama's Fervor
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Caucus
New York Times:
Behind an Antiwar Ad, a Powerful Liberal Group
GottaLaff / Cliff Schecter:
"I didn't have a crap-load of clients" —Wendy Cortez, Vitter's escort
Discussion: Agitprop and DownWithTyranny!
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
TDS: Stewart Pitches McCain New Names for "Straight Talk Express"
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