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9:00 PM ET, December 5, 2007

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KETV Omaha's Channel 7:
Landlord Describes Suspected Mall Shooter  —  Witness 'Kept Hoping God Would Spare Us'  —  OMAHA, Neb. — The shooter at Westroads Mall was identified as Robert A. Hawkins of Bellevue, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department.  —  Hawkins, 19, had been arrested on a couple …
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Oskar Garcia / Associated Press:
Man opens fire at Omaha mall, killing 8  —  OMAHA, Neb. - A man opened fire with a rifle at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life, in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
The Atlantic Online:
Three simple points about Iran/NIE  —  These don't qualify as news, given no doubt voluminous discussion overnight (my time) in the U.S. Still, for my own personal record:  —  1) The report is unambiguously good news, of the sort we're not accustomed to receiving in recent years from that part of the world.
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The Myth of the Mad Mullahs
Democracy Project:
The Inside Story Of The SwiftBoaters Finally Told  —  This is the most important book you'll buy this year: To Set The Record Straight, How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry, by Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler, with Forward by John O'Neill.
Discussion: Bookworm Room
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The System Is Working  —  Maybe this isn't acknowledged enough, but it seems to me that the Founders would for the first time be pleased with how the United States has been adjusting policy and personnel in wartime this past year.  I think when historians look back, they will note a few things.
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The Agonist:
America's Quiet Counter-Coup
Murray Waas / The Huffington Post:
Documents Expose Huckabee's Role In Serial Rapist's Release  —  Little Rock, Ark — As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee aggressively pushed for the early release of a convicted rapist despite being warned by numerous women that the convict had sexually assaulted them or their family members, and would likely strike again.
The Politico:
Cheney: Iraq to be self-governing by 2009  —  Vice President Cheney today predicted Iraq will be a self-governing democracy by the time he leaves office, calling the current U.S. surge strategy "a remarkable success story" that will be studied for years to come.
Holman W. Jenkins Jr / Opinion Journal:
The Science of Gore's Nobel  —  What if everyone believes in global warmism only because everyone believes in global warmism?  —  The Nobel Committee might as well have called it Al Gore's Inner Peace Prize, given the way it seems designed to help him disown his lifelong ambition …
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Revenge of the Evangelicals  —  Remember how evangelicals had "matured"?  Remember how the war on terror had replaced social issues?  It shouldn't be hard, since all those things were being said a couple of weeks ago (heck, still being said maybe even a few days ago).
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Sam Graham-Felsen / Obama HQ:
Obama's Call to Serve  —  A generation ago, President John F. Kennedy called on Americans to serve their country and they overwhelmingly responded.  —  Today, at Cornell College in Iowa, Barack Obama is calling on a new generation of Americans to step up, serve their country, and change the world.
Will Hinton / Good Will Hinton:
Libertarian Enemy Number One: Ron Paul  —  As the 2008 Presidential campaign unfolds, various storylines are appearing.  The supposed inevitability of Hillary, the evolution of Obama, and the musical chairs of the Republican candidates.  None of them however are as intriguing to me as the story of Ron Paul.
Robert Elder / Austin American-Statesman:
Coalition sues Land Office over wind farms  —  Groups, including King Ranch, want to require extensive environmental review of wind projects.  —  The famed King Ranch and a coalition of environmental groups sued Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in federal court Tuesday …
Discussion: A Blog For All and Right Voices
 
 
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Noah Millman / The American Scene:
"This is the place."  —  That's what Brigham Young said when he came …
Peter Page / LAW.com:
Law professors petition against on-campus military recruiting
Discussion: The Right Coast
Washington Post:
Poll: Clinton Has Single-Digit Lead Over Obama in N.H.
The Atlantic Online:
Ignorance is Bliss  —  At a minimum, I sincerely hope it is …
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Eschaton
R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly:
OH, BOY!  —  *This story was updated Dec. 5.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Calitics and Eschaton
CNN Political Ticker:
Oprah rally moved to football stadium
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Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
Personal side: Candidates' worst jobs
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
It's getting ugly: Specter accuses Reid of violating decorum
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Today's Must Read
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Begging the Question on Intelligence
CNN Political Ticker:
Thompson: Don't let the government tell you what to eat
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Iran's Ramazan Corps and the ratlines into Iraq
Regina Medina / philly.com:
THE PARTY'S OVER  —  medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985 Staff …
Discussion: Galley Slaves
 

 
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