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10:00 AM ET, April 28, 2008


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Jaketapper / Political Punch:
Rev. Wright Delivers Fiery Address to NAACP  —  Speaking in Detroit, at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's 53rd annual “Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner,” Rev. Jeremiah Wright took on his critics even while he spoke of a new, unified day coming.  —  You can watch the speech HERE.
Michelle Malkin:
Monday morning engine-starter: Jeremiah Wright, racial phrenologist  —  Good morning, people.  I'll be on Fox and Friends at around 8:15am to talk politics.  Today's engine-starter is The American Digest's post on Jeremiah Wright's racial brain theories.  —  Do you remember nutball racialist …
Discussion: Rachel Lucas and Political Punch
Washington Post:
Reverend's Words Stir Debate on His Creed  —  Obama's Ex-Pastor To Visit D.C. Forum On Black Church  —  Bobby Henry was angry when he first saw the now-famous snippets of sermons by the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. playing over and over on television.  He considered the uproar …
Discussion: and The Page
Surprise, There is a Difference Between Black Brains and White Brains: Obama's Pastor Explains It All to You  —  “In comparing African-American children and European-American children, we were comparing apples and rocks.”  —  “Different is not deficient.”  It would seem there is a profound …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The Wright Stuff: Echoes of The Bell Curve?  —  One of the stranger aspects of Jeremiah Wright's speech came in the supposed neurological explanation of the differences between whites and blacks.  Wright claims that the very structure of the brains of Africans differ from that of European-descent brains …
Rev Wright NAACP Speech (Video)  —  Complete video of Reverend Jeremiah Wright's speech to the NAACP  —  Rev. Wright NAACP Speech PART ONE Rev. Wright NAACP Speech PART TWO Reverend Wright NAACP Speech PART THREE Reverend Wright NAACP Speech PART FOUR  —  Wow.  I saw this on CNN tonight - and was moved to tears.
Associated Press:   Obama pastor recalls his ‘crucifixion’ in Dallas sermon
New York Times:
Eyes on Blue-Collar Voters, Obama Shifts Style  —  ANDERSON, Ind. — Senator Barack Obama is making subtle changes to his campaign style and message in an effort to strengthen his appeal to blue-collar voters and to avoid a defeat in Indiana that aides fear could give Democratic Party leaders further pause …
Discussion: The Page
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Tackles Bread-and-Butter Issues in Indiana
Discussion: The Page
Karl / protein wisdom:
GOP 2008: rEVOLution in Reno  —  The campaign of presumptive presidential nominee John McCain continues to inspire supporters... of Ron Paul: … There have been similar scenes playing out in Alaska, Florida, Missouri and Minnesota, Texas and Washington.  The Politico notes the Paulians are being rather modest:
William Kristol / New York Times:
Hillary Gets No Respect  —  I normally don't claim to speak for other members of the vast right-wing conspiracy.  After all, we're each nefarious in our own, individual way.  Indeed, we often disagree with one another.  —  But I do think I can speak for most of my fellow right-wingers when I say this …
Ezra Levant:
CHRC: “nothing untoward, nothing wrong” with hacking citizen's Internet  —  Nelly Hechme is the innocent bystander whose Internet connection was hacked by the Canadian Human Rights Commission, so their investigators could cover their tracks when they went online under their secret codenames to surf white supremacist websites.
Discussion: small dead animals
Colin Perkel / Canadian Press:   Internet hijacking ‘disturbing’ says Ottawa woman
Jimmy Carter / New York Times:
Pariah Diplomacy  —  A COUNTERPRODUCTIVE Washington policy in recent years has been to boycott and punish political factions or governments that refuse to accept United States mandates.  This policy makes difficult the possibility that such leaders might moderate their policies.
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
New FAS-FAX: Steep Decline at ‘NYT’ While ‘WSJ’ Gains  —  NEW YORK Print circulation continues on its steep downward slide, the Audit Bureau of Circulations revealed this morning in releasing the latest numbers for some of the country's largest dailies for the six-month period ending March 31, 2008.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Boston's Scrappy Herald, Screaming for Readers  —  BOSTON — Kevin Convey is proud of that morning's screaming front-page headline.  —  “HONEY, I DUCT-TAPED THE KIDS!” blares the Boston Herald, describing a local mother accused of mistreating her young children and posting the photos on MySpace.
Ray Kimball / The Huffington Post:
The Next Generation  —  I have a dirty little secret — I'm at least two “generations” apart from the majority of the force.  I came into the Army at a time when we were trying to figure out just what we were supposed to do in a post-Cold War World.  I vividly remember several of my instructors …
Gary Younge / Guardian:
Hillary has cynically turned to the one argument she has left: race  —  She failed to convince the electorate of her own viability.  Now her team claims that voters won't back a black candidate  —  It is one of the enduring paradoxes of American racism that those black Americans most likely …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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