Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:25 PM ET, March 16, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Think Progress:
One Year Later, Market Where McCain Strolled ‘Freely’ Is Controlled By Sadr, Too Unsafe For Americans To Visit  —  On April 1, 2007, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) strolled through the open-air Shorja market in Baghdad in an effort to prove that Americans are “not getting the full picture” of what's going on in Iraq.
Discussion: Associated Press and Hullabaloo
RELATED:
Bradley Brooks / Associated Press:
McCain makes unannounced trip to Iraq  —  BAGHDAD - Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president who has linked his political future to U.S. success in Iraq, was in Baghdad on Sunday for meetings with Iraqi and U.S. diplomatic and military officials, a U.S. government official said.
John F. Burns / New York Times:
Five Years  —  FIVE years on, it seems positively surreal.  —  On the evening of March 19, 2003, a small group of Western journalists had grandstand seats for the big event in Baghdad, the start of the full-scale American bombing of strategic targets in the Iraqi capital.
Sweetness & Light:
Pastor Wright Erased From Obama's Website  —  Just like in the bad old days of the Stalinist Soviet Union, an inconvenient personage has been airbrushed from the Barack Obama campaign's website.  —  Before, via Google's cache (as retrieved on Mar 8, 2008 20:01:06 GMT): … And the current page:
Discussion: JustOneMinute
RELATED:
Little Green Footballs:
Obama Web Site ‘Disappears’ Radical Pastor  —  The official Barack Obama campaign web site has quietly airbrushed away any mention of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, with no statement or explanation.  He was formerly the very first person listed on Obama's “Testimonials” page: Pastor Wright Erased From Obama's Website.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama's church accuses media of character assassination  —  The Chicago church attended by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) issued a statement Sunday contending that coverage of his pastor's inflammatory remarks amounted to character assassination and “an attack on ... the history of the African American church.”
RELATED:
Chicago Tribune:
Obama prepares for full assault on Clinton  —  Contender to take aim at Clinton's ethics  —  PLAINFIELD, Ind. - Sen. Barack Obama is trying to air his dirty laundry — even some items that might appear just a little wrinkled — as he prepares a full assault on Sen. Hillary Clinton over ethics and transparency.
Discussion: The Swamp and Ben Smith's Blogs
Doug B. / Sentencing Law and Policy:
Why the #$@! is AG Mukasey speaking out against execution for 9/11 plotters and suggesting US justice is sadist?  —  I have never quite figured out what's going on with the Justice Department under the leadership of AG Michael Mukasey, but this new piece from ABCNews has me really scratching my head.
RELATED:
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:   Mukasey Personally Opposes Death Penalty for al-Qaeda Detainees
ABCNEWS:
AG Opinion: No Execution for 9/11 Plotters
Discussion: JONATHAN TURLEY
New York Times:
The Intelligence Cover-Up  —  For more than two years now, Congress, the news media, current and former national security officials, think tanks and academic institutions have been engaged in a profound debate over how to modernize the law governing electronic spying to keep pace with technology.
Associated Press:
Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern on YouTube Clip: Homosexuality Bigger Threat Than Terrorism  —  OKLAHOMA CITY — A YouTube audio clip of a state lawmaker's screed against homosexuality, which she called a bigger threat than terrorism, has outraged gay activists and brought death threats rolling in.
Ali / Think Progress:
Perino: men know more about war ‘by osmosis.’  —  Perino: men know more about war ‘by osmosis.’  —  On Fox News Sunday today, White House press secretary Dana Perino was named the “Power Player of the Week.”  She explained to host Chris Wallace that, in addition to the pressure to look good …
Andrew Ferguson / Weekly Standard:
The Wit & Wisdom of Barack Obama  —  Some of it may sound familiar.  —  There's still room for whimsy at the New Yorker magazine, I don't care what you've heard.  Just the other day two of the New Yorker's bloggers (now there's a phrase to send Harold Ross spinning) were chewing over the widely noted eloquence of Barack Obama.
New York Times:
Through Bush-Colored Glasses  —  President Bush admitted on Friday that times are tough.  So much for the straight talk.  —  Mr. Bush went on to paint a false picture of the economy.  He dismissed virtually every proposal Congress is working on to alleviate the mortgage crisis, sticking to his administration's inadequate ideas.
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
Offense Taken  —  First of all, I unequivocally dissociate myself from remarks by my second cousin to the effect that my worthy opponent is a “prize bitch.”  My cousin is a dog breeder and thought she was being complimentary.  She did not appreciate that such phraseology could give offense …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:25 PM ET, March 16, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Byron York / The Corner:
Axelrod: A “Major” Reason Wright Didn't Speak At Obama's Announcement …
Bob Fertik / Democrats.com:
Iraq Fax-in  —  March 19 marks the 5th Anniversary …
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …:
Winter Soldier II; my impressions, an AAR
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
Obama decries racial rhetoric
Garrett Therolf / Los Angeles Times:
Iraqi feel-good stories prove elusive
Lisa Schiffren / The Corner:
Barak, Church and State
Discussion: American Spectator
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
The Pimps' Slaves  —  Reading between the sheets, the world of …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
 Earlier Items: 
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Rescue Me: A Fed Bailout Crosses a Line
Kevin Hayden / American Street:
Sad Anniversary
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Eriposte / The Left Coaster:
The Clinton Rules and The Obama Rules
The Politico:
Obama, Clinton brace for three-month deadlock
Richard Russo / Washington Post:
A Novel Take on an Ending  —  Back when I was teaching fiction writing …
Spiegel Online:
Germany's First Suicide Bomber in Afghanistan?
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Jindal ‘bats a thousand’ at session
 

 
From Techmeme:

Kylie Robison / The Verge:
Google says it is “taking swift action” to remove AI Overviews on certain queries “where appropriate under our content policies”

Wes Davis / The Verge:
A US jury finds that Phoenix Digital, which owns the cheat mod site AimJunkies, is guilty of violating Bungie copyrights when it created cheats for Destiny 2

Washington Post:
Two lawsuits filed on behalf of the Uvalde shooting victims allege Activision, Meta, and the gunmaker, Daniel Defense, are responsible for “grooming” the gunman

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page