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4:25 PM ET, March 23, 2008

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
One of Instapundit's favorite blogs speaks on race  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III - Update IV)  —  Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds today linked to what he called “EASTER THOUGHTS” from one of his favorite right-wing blogs [gers], his namesake, “Instapunk.”
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
EASTER THOUGHTS, from InstaPunk.  —  UPDATE: Jeez, get a clue, Greenwald.  I don't know why you felt you had to bring me into this — well, actually, I think I do — but the post you're bitching about is by a different blogger than the post linked above.  I know it's hard to get your mind around …
Discussion: protein wisdom, Althouse and Redstate
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
How Many Punks Does It Take To Embarrass Glenn Greenwald?  —  Glenn Greenwald opens a new frontier by criticizing Glenn Reynolds for a post he didn't link to.  Folks who go to Greenwald's post will currently see this: … But there is trouble in paradise, as the InstaPundit explains in an UPDATE:- “InstaPunk” is a group blog!
Judson Berger / Fox News:
In Easter Sermon, New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim of ‘Lynching’  —  CHICAGO — The new pastor of Barack Obama's church delivered a defiant defense of its retiring reverend Sunday, comparing media coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to a modern-day lynching that resembles Jesus' death at the hands of the Romans.
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New York Times:   Obama's Talk Fuels Easter Sermons
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
JOHN McCAIN'S WORLD....When it comes to the Iraq war, John McCain's basic policy is “Just like Bush, but even crazier!”  (LA Times rundown here.)  Now Robert Gordon and James Kvaal have gone where weaker men fear to tread, taking a close look at McCain's economic policy for the Center for American Progress.
Discussion: Salon and Politics Blog
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Bob Drogin / Los Angeles Times:
John McCain is betting big on Iraq
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
David Corn / MotherJones.com:
McCain in NH: Would Be “Fine” To Keep Troops in Iraq for “A Hundred Years”
Discussion: Think Progress
Thomas Fitzgerald / Philly.com:
Obama says he'll bring Iowa tactics to Pa.race  —  Sen. Barack Obama, coming off a rough two weeks dominated by the furor over his former pastor's anti-American comments, said he planned to compete hard in the Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary - by treating it like Iowa.
Discussion: The Page and The Democratic Daily
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:   8 Questions That Will Shape Where the Race for the Democratic …
Matthew Yglesias:
Speaking Up  —  Item number 4 on Mark Halrpin's list of painful things Hillary Clinton knows — or should know: … Pelosi has certainly said and done some things that have “signaled” this, as we say in DC, but I think that insofar as it's really true that she and “other leading members of Congress” …
Discussion: The Confluence and TalkLeft
Edgar B. Anderson / Originals:
University Of The Absurd  —  Recently I sat down with a young woman who shared with me the experience of her first year at Thurgood Marshall College, one of the six colleges of the University of California at San Diego.  She explained to me that regardless of her major field of study …
Discussion: Power Line and The Corner
Paul Berman / New York Times:
Why Radical Islam Just Won't Die  —  THE big surprise, viewed from my own narrow perspective five years later, has taken place in the mysterious zones of extremist ideology.  In the months and weeks before the invasion of Iraq, I wrote quite a lot about ideology in the Middle East …
Christopher Caldwell / Financial Times:
Obama breaks the secret code  —  Towards the end of his speech about race on Tuesday, Barack Obama made an observation that was raw enough to knock any attentive American listener out of his chair.  —  Mr Obama was talking about one of his campaign volunteers, a white woman in her 20s …
Discussion: marbury
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Lieberman is McCain's bipartisan wingman  —  Wherever John McCain goes these days, it seems, Joseph I. Lieberman is there.  —  When McCain needed a quick reminder in Jordan last week on how to characterize Islamic radicals in Iraq receiving aid from Iran, Lieberman was there to whisper into his colleague's ear.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Let's define ‘national controversy’  —  I have a feeling Kevin Drum might tease me again for writing this, but I can't help myself.  It's just too annoying.  —  The New York Times' Deborah Solomon chatted with notorious televangelist John Hagee this week for an interview that ran in today's NYT Sunday magazine.
Tony Allen-Mills / Times of London:
Barack Obama: toxic mentors start to corrode pristine campaign  —  The Democrat was surging ahead but now revelations about the men who helped shape him are putting voters off  —  Watch Barack Obama's speech on race  —  Long before Barack Obama launched his campaign for the White House …
Discussion: Macsmind, NO QUARTER and Don Surber
Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
BBC admits inaccuracies in coverage  —  The BBC has apologized for significant errors in two recent news reports on Israel.  —  In a news item on March 7, following the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva attack, the BBC showed a bulldozer demolishing a house, while correspondent Nick Miles told viewers …
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Ben Ehrenreich / New York Times:
War Dodgers  —  Next month, the Canadian House of Commons …
Discussion: VetVoice
Doug Kmiec / Convictions:
Endorsing Obama  —  Today I endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States.
Discussion: The RBC
Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
Another U.S. Soldier Suicide in Iraq — Or Was It Murder?
Rand Simberg / Transterrestrial Musings:
War Critics Decry Interminable And Unwinnable Conflict
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Closing in on 2 million donors this year [CORRECTED]
Ali / Think Progress:
Hume dimisses McCain gaffe as ‘a blip’ and ‘a senior moment.’
New York Times:
The Supreme Court and Indecency
Discussion: Balkinization
Los Angeles Times:
Sara Jane Olson rearrested
 Earlier Items: 
Amir Oren / Haaretz:
Saddam collected information on dozens of potential targets in Israel
Omid Memarian / The Huffington Post:
Is Sen. McCain's expertise in foreign policy expired?
Discussion: Macsmind
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Stalwart Service for U.S. in Iraq Is Not Enough to Gain Green Card
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and Shakesville
Megan McArdle:
Political misstatement of the week
Victoria Cherrie / Charlotte Observer:
17-year-old dies after shock from police Taser gun
John Coles / The Sun:
Tatt's harsh for cop wannabe
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Haunting Obama's Dreams
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Gap in Life Expectancy Widens for the Nation
 

 
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Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap:
Nielsen: US monthly TV viewership rose 1.4% YoY to a four-year high in January, which included three of the top 10 days with the most TV viewing since May 2021

CNBC:
Lawsuit document: FuboTV sues Disney, Fox, and WBD over their planned joint venture in sports streaming, citing “extreme suppression of competition”

Arijit Barman / The Economic Times:
Sources: Zee has re-engaged with Sony in a last-ditch attempt to revive their $10B merger, which had been called off on January 22; ZEEL closed up 7.93%

 
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