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Bradley Burston / Haaretz:
Bradley Burston / The worst anti-Israel charges you'll hear in wartime  —  It is, abruptly and again, wartime.  Across the globe, the selective pacifists of the left and the recliner Rambos of the right are spoiling for their next battle, the war in Gaza.  —  They will fight one another …
Hana Levi Julian / Arutz Sheva:
IDF Releases Photos of Hamas Targets, Terror Training Facilities  —  (IsraelNN.com) The IDF on Saturday night released aerial photos of Hamas facilities targeted by IAF fighter pilots on Saturday in Operation ‘Cast Lead.’  —  The photos show the military training facilities Hamas has developed in Gaza …
Discussion: Israpundit, Ynetnews and Atlas Shrugs
BBC:
Eyewitness: Chaos in Gaza  —  The BBC's Rushdi Abou Alouf in the Gaza Strip described the chaos as Israeli warplanes fired missiles at Hamas targets, killing at least 155 Palestinians.  —  Israeli planes are still flying over Gaza and they have just targeted another Hamas [security] …
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip Imperil Obama's Peace Chances  —  Likely Escalation Complicates Already-Delicate Diplomacy  —  Israel's airstrikes on Gaza yesterday, in retaliation for a nonstop barrage of rocket attacks from Hamas fighters, raised the prospect of an escalation of violence …
David Horovitz / Jerusalem Post:
Analysis: The policy of restraint is over
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Israel to mount emergency international PR effort in wake of Gaza campaign
Discussion: Mondoweiss, Telegraph and Yourish.com
Mike Allen / The Politico:
24 days till Inauguration …
Discussion: MoJoBlog
New York Times:
Israeli Attack Kills Scores Across Gaza
Mike Allen / The Politico:
GOP chair ‘appalled’ by ‘Magic Negro’ CD  —  Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan issued a statement Saturday distancing the party's leadership from one of the GOP's best-known operatives, Chip Saltsman, who distributed a CD containing “Barack the Magic Negro” …
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Andie Coller / The Politico:
After Bush, will MoveOn live up to its name?  —  After more than a decade spent railing against the Republican machine, MoveOn wants to move on —even if it means leaving some of its high-minded ideals behind.  —  Last week, the group's members chose their top four priorities for the organization …
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New York Times:
By Saying Yes, WaMu Built Empire on Shaky Loans  —  “We hope to do to this industry what Wal-Mart did to theirs, Starbucks did to theirs, Costco did to theirs and Lowe's-Home Depot did to their industry.  And I think if we've done our job, five years from now you're not going to call us a bank.”
Christopher Booker / Telegraph:
2008 was the year manmade global warming was disproved  —  Looking back over my columns of the past 12 months, one of their major themes was neatly encapsulated by two recent items from The Daily Telegraph.  —  The first, on May 21, headed “Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts” …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The GOP Goes South  —  As a rule, a new president's choice of a secretary of transportation makes few headlines, even when the appointee is a member of the opposition.  In 2001, George W. Bush decided to name as transportation secretary Norman Mineta, a former representative from California …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Charles Krauthammer / Weekly Standard:
The Net-Zero Gas Tax  —  A once-in-a-generation chance.  —  Americans have a deep and understandable aversion to gasoline taxes.  In a culture more single-mindedly devoted to individual freedom than any other, tampering with access to the open road is met with visceral opposition.
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
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New York Times:
The Gas Tax  —  President-elect Barack Obama and the Democrats …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and marbury
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
The Disaster In Tennessee  —  I'm late to this story, but: what's happening in Tennessee sounds horrific: … This is much bigger than the Exxon Valdez spill.  You can see aerial video here.  I find it disturbing that the amount of fly ash now thought to have been released is over twice …
Marianne Mollmann / Washington Post:
Ending Impunity For Rape  —  I have a project for Joseph Biden and Hillary Clinton to work on together: ending impunity for rape.  Rape-conviction rates are appallingly low across the globe.  I don't mean only in countries that many would think of as lacking good justice systems …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Frank Rich / New York Times:
You're Likable Enough, Gay People  —  IN his first press conference after his re-election in 2004, President Bush memorably declared, “I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it.”  We all know how that turned out.  —  Barack Obama has little in common …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Corydon Ireland / Harvard University Gazette:
Samuel Huntington, 81, political scientist, scholar  —  ‘One of the most influential political scientists of the last 50 years’  —  Samuel P. Huntington - a longtime Harvard University professor, an influential political scientist, and mentor to a generation of scholars in widely divergent fields - died Dec. 24 on Martha's Vineyard.
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Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Samuel P. Huntington of Harvard Dies at 81
Discussion: Foreign Affairs
 
 
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