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5:45 PM ET, March 23, 2008

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
One of Instapundit's favorite blogs speaks on race  —  Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds today linked to what he called “EASTER THOUGHTS” from one of his favorite right-wing blogs [gers], his namesake, “Instapunk.”  That Easter post has a large picture of a crucified Christ along with a lovely religious poem.
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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!
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New York Times:   Obama's Talk Fuels Easter Sermons
Doug Kmiec / Convictions:
Endorsing Obama  —  Today I endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States.  I believe him to be a person of integrity, intelligence and genuine good will.  I take him at his word that he wants to move the nation beyond its religious and racial divides and to return United States …
Discussion: Power Line, The RBC and Redstate
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.
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The Day, New London, CT:
We Don't Know This Sen. Joe
Discussion: toohotfortnr
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:   Connecticut Newspaper Apologizes For Lieberman Endorsement
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
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 …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
FOXNews Sunday: Brit Hume Dismisses McCain's Iran/al Qaeda Confusion As A “Senior Moment”  —  Brit Hume tries to dismiss McCain's misstatements on the Iran/al Qaeda connections as a “senior moment” for McCain. … Once again, ONCE might have been a senior moment.  Repeated transgressions does not a senior “moment” make.
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Ali / Think Progress:
Hume dimisses McCain gaffe as ‘a blip’ and ‘a senior moment.’
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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: TalkLeft and The Confluence
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
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
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.
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 …
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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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Cheney hears Palestinian complaints
Discussion: Forum: News/Activism
 
 
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Robert H. Reid / Associated Press:
Attacks Kill 57 in Iraq; Green Zone Hit
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Wright Post 9/11 Sermon
Discussion: Commentary and Shakesville
Ben Ehrenreich / New York Times:
War Dodgers  —  Next month, the Canadian House of Commons …
Discussion: VetVoice
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]
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
Tony Allen-Mills / Times of London:
Barack Obama: toxic mentors start to corrode pristine campaign
Discussion: Macsmind, NO QUARTER and Don Surber
Omid Memarian / The Huffington Post:
Is Sen. McCain's expertise in foreign policy expired?
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
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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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

Max Tani / Semafor:
The Intercept is losing ~$300K/month and could run out of cash by May 2025, according to data from March; its CEO says the projection was a worst case scenario

Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
A look at the negotiations to provide media access to Trump's trial; the state court system hired ex-journalist Al Baker to prepare for the historic trial

 
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