Irenep / Michael Yon:
Beauchamp and the Rule of Second Chances — October 25, 2007 — Beauchamp and the Rule of Second Chances: Pass it Along — I'd known that General Petraeus was once accidentally shot in the chest, but I first heard the full story this summer in Baqubah, from an eyewitness whose account I wrote about in Second Chances.
Discussion: The Newshoggers, Hot Air, Little Green Footballs, Riehl World View, BLACKFIVE, Roger L. Simon and Confederate Yankee
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers: Beauchamp vindicated by his commander
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Michael Yon: The rehabilitation of Scott Beauchamp
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE: CHALLENGE TO FOER/TNR
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Army Acknowledges Leaking Beauchamp Docs To Drudge, Promises Investigation — Updated below. — There's been a very interesting turn in the saga of The New Republic's "Baghdad Diarist," the American soldier in Iraq who's been accused of fabricating negative stories about U.S. troops and publishing them in the mag.
Discussion: Salon, National Review, Hot Air and Confederate Yankee
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: The growing link between the U.S. military and right-wing media and blogs
National Review: McCain: 'I Would Just Be Shocked That Something Like That Would Occur at The New Republic'
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Baghdad Diarist Was On Guard When Questioned by Editors — The soldier whose New Republic article about military cruelty in Iraq was labeled false by Army investigators refused to defend his accusations when questioned by the magazine, even after being told that the editors could no longer support him unless he cooperated.
Discussion: protein wisdom, Pajamas Media, Balloon Juice, Captain's Quarters, Jon Swift, Flopping Aces, Winds of Change.NET, Hot Air, Jules Crittenden, Instapundit.com, Neptunus Lex, NewsBusters.org, SCSUScholars, Power Line, PoliPundit.com, A Blog For All, mediabistro.com, Right Wing News, BitsBlog, The Van Der Galiën Gazette and Little Green Footballs
Karl / protein wisdom: TNRgate Update
Bob Owens / Pajamas Media: THE NEW REPUBLIC'S WILLFUL COVER-UP
John Cole / Balloon Juice: All The Beauchamp You Never Wanted
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters: Foer Still Spinning
Armed Liberal / Winds of Change.NET: TNR - "Nice wife you have. Shame if something happened to her..."
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com: FRANKLIN FOER, STILL IN THE BUNKER: … Read the whole thing.
Ken Shepherd / NewsBusters.org: TNR's Foer Sticks by Beauchamp, Who Won't Defend His Writing Publicly
The Big Trunk / Power Line: IT'S THE COVERUP THAT KILLS YOU, PART 5
Lawhawk / A Blog For All: Teeing Off On Franklin Foer
Patrick / mediabistro.com: TNR, Beauchamp, Drudge & Kurtz
John Hawkins / Right Wing News: The Final Nail In The Coffin Of The New Republic's Fabulist Author …
Michael van der Galiën / The Van Der Galiën Gazette: Ethics, Journalism, Fact Checking and TNR
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters: Yon: Beauchamp's Honor
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
In His Words: Giuliani on Torture — DAVENPORT, Iowa — At a town hall meeting here last night, Rudolph W. Giuliani expanded upon his views of torture. Here is a transcript of the exchange. — Linda Gustitus, who is the president of a group called the National Religious Campaign Against Torture …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly: RUDY ON WATERBOARDING....Rudy Giuliani on whether waterboarding is torture:
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online: Giuliani On Waterboarding — He tells the truth about what Bush and Cheney believe.
Kyle E. Moore / Comments from Left Field: Rudy (Wrong) On Torture
John Riley / Spin Cycle: More waterboarding mush, this time from Rudy
Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog: IF YOU THINK GIULIANI'S MORAL COMPASS WORKS PROPERLY, YOU'RE ASLEEP
Glenn Greenwald — Anonymous Liberal for Glenn Greenwald: Giuliani on torture — In his book, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin described his experience being tortured by sleep deprivation at the hands of the KGB: … Here's U.S. presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, speaking at a town hall event in Iowa yesterday:
GOP cries foul on timing of children's health vote — WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Republicans are fuming over Democrats' decision to hold the next vote on the State Children's Health Insurance Program on Thursday — when many Republicans will be in California as President Bush tours areas hit by wildfires.
Discussion: The Hill, Wonkette, Angry Bear, Middle Earth Journal, Cliff Schecter and The Rude Pundit
Jim Newell / Wonkette: Pelosi Throws the Shocker
Ron Beasley / Middle Earth Journal: SCHIP Foul — This is ironic: — GOP cries foul on timing of children's health vote
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
House Democrats Set For Vote on New Version Of Children's Health Bill
House Democrats Set For Vote on New Version Of Children's Health Bill
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters: The New S-CHIP, The Same Ram Job
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice: The Math of Political Hypocrisy
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report: The fight over children's health — Round II
BarbinMD / Daily Kos: Another Vote On SCHIP Today
Brandon English / The Stakeholder: Dems Force Republicans' Hands on SCHIP
William J. Broad / New York Times:
Satellite Photos Show Cleansing of Syrian Site — New commercial satellite photos show that a Syrian site believed to have been attacked by Israel last month no longer bears any obvious traces of what some analysts said appeared to have been a partly built nuclear reactor.
Discussion: The Newshoggers, Danger Room, A Blog For All and Prairie Weather
Cernig / The Newshoggers: Syria Calls In The Cleaners
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room: Sayonara, Syrian Nukes
Lawhawk / A Blog For All: Keyser Soze and the Syrians
Docweasel / docweaselblog:
Bobby Caina Calvan Blog : the entire post with comments preserved — UPDATE: Good gracious, blogging since '97 and my first Instalanche. Thank you Mr. Reynolds! Thank you AOSHQ and the lovely and talented Michelle Malkin as well. — The entire site is 404′d, and the comments were the sweetest plum!
Discussion: Little Green Footballs, Riehl World View, The Jawa Report, Ace of Spades HQ, NewsBusters.org, At-Largely, Death, On Deadline, Don Surber, McClatchy Watch, Althouse, Patterico's Pontifications, michellemalkin.com, BLACKFIVE, Instapundit.com, The GALLIVANT, Blue Crab Boulevard, Take Our Country Back, Say Anything, Sister Toldjah and FreeSpeech.com
Pam Meister / NewsBusters.org: MSM Reporter Shows True Colors in Blog Post About Military Check Point
Larisa Alexandrovna / At-Largely: The Malkinites attack...again, and again, and again...
Mondoreb / Death By 1000 Papercuts: Calvan & Media Arrogance Squared: Lima's Beautiful, Baghdad Sucks
Mike Carney / On Deadline: Blogs erupt after reporter wrote about effort to 'bully' soldier in Baghdad
Kevin Gregory / McClatchy Watch: Shame at McClatchy's Baghdad bureau - reporter belittles US soldier …
Ann Althouse / Althouse: "Look at the bright side, kid. …
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE: KNIGHT RIDDER, NIGHT RIDER YOU GOT SOME ID CHUMP?
Bobby / The GALLIVANT: Simply Simpatico — Lima is beautiful in the spring, when it's not too hot, I was told.
Rob / Say Anything: Bobby Calvan: Moron
Not Her Real Name / FreeSpeech.com: Jackass Journalism
Faiz / Think Progress:
Thompson Downplays Iraq Insurgency: 'A Bunch Of Kids With Improvised Explosive Devices' — Speaking during a stop in South Carolina today, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) downplayed the Iraq insurgency as child's play. The insurgency is made up of "a bunch of kids with improvised explosive devices," Thompson said:
Cornelia Dean / New York Times:
'55 'Origin of Life' Paper Is Retracted — In January 1955, Homer Jacobson, a chemistry professor at Brooklyn College, published a paper called "Information, Reproduction and the Origin of Life" in American Scientist, the journal of Sigma Xi, the scientific honor society.
Discussion: Pharyngula and DefCon Blog
Clark / DefCon Blog: Bad Week for Creationism
Little Green Footballs:
Ted Rall: Only Idiots Die in Iraq, US IQ Soars — Here's a look into the squirmy, ugly mind of Ted Rall, whose latest cartoon about US troops in Iraq says: "Only idiots signed up; only idiots died. Back home, the average I.Q. soared." — (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, The American Street, Death and Tim Blair
Kevin Hayden / The American Street: Ted Rall: Genius?
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Ron Paul Wars — RedState defends its decision to bar future posters from supporting Ron Paul: … I don't think I qualify as a Neo-Nazi or a Code Pink activist. Full Wired story here. But here's a simple message to Ron Paul supporters. You're welcome here.
Discussion: Wired News, The Van Der Galiën Gazette and Eunomia
Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News: Conservative Blog Limits New Ron Paul Supporters
Daniel Larison / Eunomia: The Ban, Revisited — The RedState ban of new arrivals …
David Eggert / Associated Press:
Student hounds prof running for Congress — MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - A politically conservative student armed with a video camera and a Web site is trying to force a Democratic congressional candidate out of his teaching job at Central Michigan University. — Dennis Lennox, a 23-year-old junior …
Discussion: The Van Der Galiën Gazette, BartBlog and UrbanGrounds
Col. David Hunt / Fox News:
America Could Have Killed Usama bin Laden — But Didn't — Because there is no shortage of things to yell about regarding the War on Terror, Iraq, Afghanistan, Homeland Security, and so on, deciding what to write about is always fun. — This week, I was going to yell about how the Bush …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, BuzzFlash.org, BLACKFIVE and Cliff Schecter
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE: CAN SOCOM PULL THE TRIGGER, EVEN ON BIN LADEN?
Michael Rubin / The Corner:
Academic Freedom? — Yesterday, the University of Delaware asked Asaf Romirowsky to step down from an academic panel at the University of Delaware because another panelist, University of Delaware political scientist Muqtedar Khan, didn't want to share the podium with anyone who served in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
John Feehery / The Hill:
Dems Are Out of Touch on Taxes — Earlier this year, The Tax Foundation released a poll about the attitudes that Americans have towards the tax code. It found that a majority of U.S. adults believe the federal tax code is complex, that the federal income taxes they pay are "too high," …
Discussion: The Politico, Macsmind and Blue Crab Boulevard