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10:35 AM ET, November 29, 2008


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Suketu Mehta / New York Times:
What They Hate About Mumbai  —  MY bleeding city.  My poor great bleeding heart of a city.  Why do they go after Mumbai?  There's something about this island-state that appalls religious extremists, Hindus and Muslims alike.  Perhaps because Mumbai stands for lucre, profane dreams and an indiscriminate openness.
Anmol Saxena / Aljazeera:
Oh, Mumbai!  —  India is mourning its dead but also asking why [EPA]  —  India is in sombre reflection and mourning.  —  What happened in Mumbai was by any standard unprecedented and the shock at the sheer audacity of the attacks on India's commercial capital continues to resonate.
Discussion: Associated Press
José M. Guardia / Barcepundit:
MUMBAI TERROR, DAY 4: All major operations are basically over, with terror targets under control, according to local authorities [see previous day coverage].  We'll be following the developments overnight...  3:02 am EST: Siege at Taj Mahal hotel over, officials say (BBC): … 3:34 am EST: Police going in (NYT):
Mike Atherton / Times of London:
Bombay: wealthy owe lives to hotel's cummerbund heroes  —  Staff shielded guests from gunmen's bullets  —  They were heroes in cummerbunds and overalls.  The staff of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel saved hundreds of wealthy guests as heavily armed gunmen roamed the building, firing indiscriminately …
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Adviser Who Insulted Clinton Has Role in Transition  —  Samantha Power, the Harvard professor who was forced to resign from Barack Obama's presidential campaign last spring after calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton “a monster,” is now advising the president-elect on transition matters relating …
Amity Shlaes / Wall Street Journal:
The Krugman Recipe for Depression  —  Massive government spending is no solution to unemployment.  —  Paul Krugman of the New York Times has been on the attack lately in regard to the New Deal.  His new book “The Return of Depression Economics,” emphasizes the importance of New Deal-style spending.
Wall Street Journal:
Rubin, Under Fire, Defends His Role at Citi  —  ‘Nobody Was Prepared’ for Crisis of '08  —  Under fire for his role in the near-collapse of Citigroup Inc., Robert Rubin said its problems were due to the buckling financial system, not its own mistakes, and that his role was peripheral …
Michael Falcone / The Caucus:
Bush Weighs In on His Legacy  —  As the clock ticks down on his days in the White House, President George W. Bush is taking part in one of his last presidential rituals — helping to shape the perception of his years in office.  —  In an interview conducted earlier this month by his sister …
Discussion: The Swamp and The Impolitic
Charles Mahtesian / The Politico:
Sarah Palin: A digital superstar  —  Three weeks after the Republican ticket suffered a sweeping defeat at the polls, Sarah Palin continues to dominate search engine queries, cable news and online video sites.  —  The only American politician who generates comparable interest is President-elect Barack Obama.
Discussion: The Swamp
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Mr. Obama, enjoy the media adulation while you can
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Hullabaloo
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Mumbai, the NYT's revisionism, and lessons not learned  —  The New York Times Editorial Page, today, on poor U.S./Latin American relations: … Indeed it did.  But what the Times fails to mention, and is apparently eager to erase, is that “the Bush administration” was far from alone in blessing that coup attempt:
Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. / The Jawa Report:
American Muslims Justify, Equivocate Mumbai Massacre [UPDATED, Bumped]  —  Samir Khan emerges from his parents' house in Charlotte, NC  —  Our nemesis Samir Khan [aka, “inshallahshaheed"] over at the “Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge” is talking about the Mumbai massacre over at this blog.
Derrick Z. Jackson / Boston Globe:
This year, why not try something different?  —  ONE THING I am thankful for on Thanksgiving weekend is having absolutely no desire to go to the mall.  I cannot remember the last time I did so, which by extension leaves me utterly out of touch with the national impulse to waddle out of bed at 4 a.m. …
Jack Healy / New York Times:
Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers  —  A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning, turning the annual rite of post-Thanksgiving bargain hunting into a frenzy.
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