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9:30 AM ET, September 25, 2007


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Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
Playing Democrat At Columbia  —  The novelty of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance yesterday at Columbia University did not, as many critics would have it, lie in the fact that an august Ivy League institution had invited the Iranian president — a Holocaust-denier, authoritarian leader and sponsor of terrorism — to speak on its campus.
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
Bush to Urge U.N. to Fight for Freedom
Matt / Think Progress:
Hunter: I Will Try To 'Cut Off Funds To Columbia University …
Bret Stephens / Opinion Journal:
Columbia's Conceit
Rasmussen Reports:
23% Approve of Petraeus Ad, 58% Disapprove  —  Twenty-three percent (23%) of Americans approve of an ad run in the New York Times "that referred to General Petraeus as General Betray Us."  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% disapproved.
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Ugly Side of the G.O.P.  —  I applaud the thousands of people, many of them poor, who traveled from around the country to protest in Jena, La., last week.  But what I'd really like to see is a million angry protesters marching on the headquarters of the National Republican Party in Washington.
Juan Williams / Washington Post:
A Little Rock Reminder  —  Nine Pioneers Showed Why School Integration Matters  —  Fifty years ago this week, President Dwight Eisenhower risked igniting the second U.S. civil war by sending 1,000 American soldiers into a Southern city.  The troops, with bayonets at the end of their rifles …
Discussion: Too Sense and Feministe
David Margolick / Vanity Fair:
Through a Lens, Darkly
Discussion: Dean's World
Associated Press:
Giuliani party seeks $9.11 per person  —  WASHINGTON - A supporter of Rudy Giuliani's is throwing a party that aims to raise $9.11 per person for the Republican's presidential campaign.  —  Abraham Sofaer is having a fundraiser at his Palo Alto, Calif., home on Wednesday …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Center Holds  —  In the beginning of August, liberal bloggers met at the YearlyKos convention while centrist Democrats met at the Democratic Leadership Council's National Conversation.  Almost every Democratic presidential candidate attended YearlyKos, and none visited the D.L.C.
Opinion Journal:
Other People's Politics  —  In defense of the New York Times.  —  Two bastions of liberalism are discovering the nasty side of campaign finance reform now that it has landed in their own backyards.  —  On Sunday, a spokeswoman for the New York Times admitted it had "made a mistake" …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Shuster to Rep. Blackburn: "When was the last time a New York Times ad ever killed somebody?"  —  Tucker substitute host David Shuster confronts Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) about the blatant hypocrisy of the Republican party when he asks about Rush Limbaugh's Senator Betrayus smear …
Jesus' General:
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Dan Noyes / KGO-TV:
Marines Denied Permission To Film Commercial  —  On The Streets Of San Francisco  —  New York said "yes," but we said "no." Why were the U.S. Marines denied permission to film a recruiting commercial on the streets of San Francisco?  —  San Francisco is, once again, the center of a controversy …
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Court Advances Military Trials for Detainees  —  A special military appeals court, overturning a lower court ruling, on Monday removed a legal hurdle that has derailed war crime trials for detainees at Guantanámo Bay, Cuba.  —  The ruling allows military prosecutors to address …
Clinton Camp Raises Q3 Money Expectations for Rival  —  Clinton Camp Puts Own Q3 Haul at $17-20 Million; Predicts Obama's Over $30 Million  —  In the last week before the third quarter fundraising totals are due, the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. …
Discussion: Don Surber
Tom Hester Jr / Associated Press:
Poll: Democrats sit strong with voters despite corruption  —  TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters link government corruption more with Democrats, but they're not necessarily planning to vote Republican, a poll released Tuesday found.  —  And they're unsure whether they want a top corruption-buster …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Mari Yamaguchi / Associated Press:
Fukuda elected Japan's prime minister
John Hickman / The Space Review:
Still crazy after four decades: The case for withdrawing from the …
Mickey Kaus / Slate:
Is the GQ Man a Wuss?
Discussion: Lonewacko
The Blotter:
Armed Children in Iraq Featured in New Propaganda Video
Micheline Maynard / New York Times:
In G.M. Strike, Both Sides See a Crossroads
Southern Baptist Leader Defends Fred Thompson
Discussion: RealClearPolitics, TIME and Hot Air
Editorial Cartoons:
Union Doozy  —  Sorry to everyone who was expecting a new cartoon last Friday.
Armando Acuna / Sacramento Bee:
Public Editor: Suspect-description restraint prompts debate
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Iraq's Inevitabilities  —  The creation of modern India …
Sydney Morning Herald:
Aussie diggers injured and dog killed
ANI / Yahoo! News:
FBI arrests six more Pakistan-origin suspects on charges of money laundering
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
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The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Search For the Higgs Boson
Chris Colin / San Francisco Chronicle:
ON THE JOB  —  The former president's pool boy
Ezra Klein:
Fearful Nation  —  I genuinely don't understand the quaking fear …