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11:00 AM ET, September 28, 2007

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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
BREAKING NEWS: Electoral initiative backers give up  —  Plagued by a lack of money, supporters of a statewide initiative drive to change the way California's 55 electoral votes are apportioned, first revealed here by Top of the Ticket in July, are pulling the plug on that effort.
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Dan Morain / Los Angeles Times:
GOP electoral initiative dealt major blows
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   ELECTORAL COLLEGE HIJINKS....Remember that cute little piece …
Michelle Malkin:
Reports: Military junta cuts Internet access in Burma; Sniper reportedly killed Japanese journalist Kenji Nagai; Update: Videos added  —  Update 9:50am Eastern.  PJM pays tribute to monks and bloggers.  —  And read Agam's Gecko, an Asian-based blog that has followed the Burmese democracy movement for many, many years.
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Michael Medved / Townhall.com:
Six inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery  —  Those who want to discredit the United States and to deny our role as history's most powerful and pre-eminent force for freedom, goodness and human dignity invariably focus on America's bloody past as a slave-holding nation.
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Jillian / Sadly, No!:
Pick A Bale Of Stupid  —  I am beginning to suspect that the greenhouse gases being released into the world by industrialized nations are having an adverse effect on the space-time continuum.  There are days, based on the rhetoric I see coming from some of the loonier corners of the right wing batty brigade …
Discussion: Lean Left
Sam Schulman / AMERICAN.COM:
Lee Bollinger's Illusory Idealism  —  What the Columbia president is forgetting.  —  Many commentators have argued that Columbia University President Lee Bollinger was unwise—or, in Arnold Ahlert's view, "idiotic"—to have hosted Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
What Free Speech Means, And What It Doesn't  —  For a nation birthed on the concept of free speech, we seem to have a very poor understanding of the concept.  Jonah Goldberg notices this in his NRO column today, and uses the case of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia to make the point:
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Leading GOP Candidates Skip Debate on Black Issues  —  4 Contenders Attend Fundraisers Instead  —  Fred D. Thompson was at a fundraiser in Franklin, Tenn. Mitt Romney was gathering checks in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Rudolph W. Giuliani was in California raking in some last-minute cash just north of Napa.
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Washington Post:
Minority debate undercut by GOP no-shows
Discussion: CNN and The Moderate Voice
Tom Humphrey / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Cigarette surveillance program begins today  —  Motorists bringing large numbers of smokes into state will be charged  —  NASHVILLE — Starting today, state Department of Revenue agents will begin stopping Tennessee motorists spotted buying large quantities of cigarettes in border states …
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Why They Call Them Tax Regimes
James Risen / New York Times:
State Dept. Tallies 56 Shootings Involving Blackwater on Diplomatic Guard Duty  —  The State Department said Thursday that Blackwater USA security personnel had been involved in 56 shootings while guarding American diplomats in Iraq so far this year.  It was the first time the Bush administration had made such data public.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hired Gun Fetish
Guardian:
The Islamic Reformation  —  Those who call for an Islamic 'Reformation' are missing the point: it has already happened, unfortunately.  —  Since 2001 a plethora of writers have made calls for an Islamic "Reformation".  Many hopes (and careers) are pinned on the idea, but there is no such thing coming.
CNN:
Mistake costs dishwasher $59,000  —  MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — For 11 years, Pedro Zapeta, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, lived his version of the American dream in Stuart, Florida: washing dishes and living frugally to bring money back to his home country.
Tom Baldwin / Times of London:
New Hampshire prepares a rocky ride for Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton's lead in the polls is no guarantee of victory in New Hampshire, where they want a contest not a coronation  —  The smooth road to the White House down which Hillary Clinton has sped so far threatens to become rocky in the Granite State of New Hampshire.
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John Podhoretz / New York Post:
IT'S RUDY V. HILL
Discussion: The Corner
Washington Post:
Showdown Looms as Child Health Bill Passes  —  The Senate, with an overwhelming bipartisan vote yesterday, sent President Bush a $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, setting up the biggest domestic policy clash of his presidency and launching a fight that will reverberate into the 2008 elections.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
S-CHIP Battle Moves To Vetoland, Population: 3
Discussion: Redstate
Steven Reynolds / All Spin Zone:
Matthew Shepard Act Passes, Republicans Threaten Veto  —  A few Republicans supported the Matthew Shepard Act, which protects gay and lesbian citizens from hate crimes, but Republicans like Lindsey Graham (suspected of being gay) say Bush will veto the bill.  Larry Craig, of course, who is not gay, voted against the bill.
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Dems unite to slam Limbaugh, GOP silent  —  As a rule, Democrats and their allies are a little slow when it comes to organized outrage.  A high-profile Republican will say or do something that most decent Americans would find outrageous, progressive blogs will call him or her on it …
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Wilkes faces court date on Friday  —  Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos is waging an aggressive defense of Brent Wilkes, a California businessman accused of bribing former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.).  —  Wilkes and alleged co-conspirator John Michael are set to appear before a judge Friday …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Joe Conason / Salon:
The war president "at peace" with himself  —  Bush's 2003 conversation with the Spanish prime minister shows his smug determination to invade Iraq at all costs.  —  George W. Bush answers a question during a joint news conference with Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar …
Discussion: Truthdig
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Wanted: Democratic Straight Talk on Iraq  —  Yes, you heard it right: At the Dartmouth College debate Wednesday evening, not one of the three leading Democratic candidates could pledge that all U.S. combat troops would be out of Iraq by the end of his or her first term as president.
New York Times:
Blackwater Shooting Scene Was Chaotic  —  Participants in a contentious Baghdad security operation this month have told American investigators that during the operation at least one guard continued firing on civilians while colleagues urgently called for a cease-fire.
Discussion: The Swamp and NO QUARTER
 
 
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Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
GOP's crucial '08 base divided
Discussion: TIME
Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
Report Assails F.D.A. Oversight of Clinical Trials
Discussion: Daily Kos
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
How big a problem is lack of health insurance?
Washington Post:
U.S. to Allow Key Detainees to Request Lawyers
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
France Flips While Congress Shifts
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Andrew Miga / Associated Press:
Senate approves Lieberman resolution on Iran
Andrew J. Bacevich / The American Conservative:
Sycophant Savior  —  General Petraeus wins a battle in Washington—if not in Baghdad.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama Distances Himself From Clinton, on Her Turf
William Tucker / American Spectator:
The Nuclear Renaissance Begins