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10:10 AM ET, September 24, 2007

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David M. Schizer / law.columbia.edu:
STATEMENT BY DAVID M.SCHIZER RE: SIPA INVITATION TO MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD  —  A controversy has developed about the invitation extended to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran by the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.  Although Columbia Law School was not involved in arranging …
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CNN:
Brzezinski: U.S. in danger of 'stampeding' to war with Iran  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski likened U.S. officials' saber rattling about Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions to similar statements made before the start of the Iraq war.
Discussion: Vidiot Speak
James Carroll / Boston Globe:
N.Y. site transcends boundaries
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and TIME
Michael Slackman / New York Times:
U.S. Focus on Ahmadinejad Puzzles Iranians
Discussion: Unfogged and Oliver Willis
Jacob Gershman / New York Sun:
Legislatures May Act on Columbia
Discussion: City Room
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:   New York Grudgingly Opens Door to Ahmadinejad
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO COLUMBIA
Roger L. Simon / Pajamas Media:
ALL THE PROPAGANDA THAT'S FIT TO PRINT  —  Pajamas Media CEO Roger Simon underestimated how deep the institutional bias in the New York Times truly runs.  That won't happen again.  —  Support Pajamas Media; Visit Our Advertisers  —  It's not often I underestimate the stuck-in-time …
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
New York Times Says It Violated Policies Over MoveOn Ad
Discussion: MSNBC
Washington Post:
U.S. Aims To Lure Insurgents With 'Bait'  —  A Pentagon group has encouraged some U.S. military snipers in Iraq to target suspected insurgents by scattering pieces of "bait," such as detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, and then killing Iraqis who pick up the items, according to military court documents.
MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for Sept. 23, 2007  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: the Iraq war, healthcare, campaign fund-raising and more.  Our Meet the Candidates 2008 series continues.
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Hitting All the Sunday Talk Shows, Clinton Says a Lot but Reveals Little
Discussion: MSNBC, Boston Globe and Oliver Willis
CNN:   CNN LATE EDITION WITH WOLF BLITZER
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
French PM Fillon tells farmers 'France is broke'  —  France is bankrupt and can no longer afford to pay its workers generous salaries and subsidies, its prime minister has declared.  —  Francois Fillon made the undiplomatic outburst during a trip to the French island of Corsica, where farmers were demanding more government money.
un.org:
The Future in our Hands: Addressing the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change … UN SECRETARY-GENERAL CONVENES WORLD LEADERS TO BUILD MOMENTUM FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS IN BALI  —  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will seek to advance the global agenda on climate change …
The Corner:
Free-Speech Hypocrisy  —  Institutional memory is short, so just a flashback to the Qadhafi speech at Columbia.  The sad thing is that while faculty fall all over themselves to bring repressive dictators to campus, many dissidents from the same countries are ignored.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Politics in Black and White  —  Last Thursday there was a huge march in Jena, La., to protest the harsh and unequal treatment of six black students arrested in the beating of a white classmate.  Students who hung nooses to warn blacks not to sit under a "white" tree were suspended for three days …
Yossi Klein Halevi / Opinion Journal:
Iran's German Enablers  —  Berlin puts business interests ahead of nonproliferation.  —  JERUSALEM—Business opportunities in Iran were the theme of a German government-sponsored conference last week in Darmstadt, Germany.  "Iran is accustomed to crises," the conference invitation delicately noted …
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Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Giuliani's Rhetoric on Terror Contrasts With His Record  —  As Rudolph W. Giuliani campaigns for president, he rarely misses a chance to warn about the threat from terrorists.  "They hate you," he told a woman at an Atlanta college.  They "want to kill us," he told guests at a Virginia luncheon.
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
First Read: Thompson's Mackinac disadvantage  —  NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy reports... Attendees of the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI over the weekend were billing Fred Thompson's much anticipated speech on Saturday as an important first impression.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Hard Case: Job Market Wanes for U.S. Lawyers  —  Growth of Legal Sector  —  Lags Broader Economy;  —  Law Schools Proliferate  —  A law degree isn't necessarily a license to print money these days.  —  For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better.
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Post-9/11 Cases Fuel Criticism for Nominee  —  The 21-year-old Jordanian immigrant was in shackles when he was brought into the courtroom of Judge Michael B. Mukasey in Federal District Court in Manhattan.  —  It was Oct. 2, 2001, and the prisoner, Osama Awadallah, then a college student …
Discussion: Rook's Rant and Los Angeles Times
 
 
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Bill Sammon / Examiner:
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Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
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Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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The Politico:
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
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John Fund / Opinion Journal:
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Associated Press:
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Discussion: Truthdig
The Corner:
WFB on Ahmadinejad  —  The definitive statement on the controversy …
Discussion: Power Line
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Discussion: Corrente
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