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12:20 PM ET, December 30, 2008

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Craig Schneider / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McKinney relief boat rammed by Israeli navy  —  A boat carrying international peace activists, including former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip sailed back into a Lebanese port on Tuesday after being turned back and damaged by the Israeli navy, organizers of the trip said.
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Jeffrey Goldberg:
A Fatah Friend Writes: I'm Supporting the Israeli Air Force  —  It's a strange world, but there you have it.  I've been talking to friends of mine, former Palestinian Authority intelligence officials (ejected from power by the Hamas coup), and they tell me that not only are they rooting …
Discussion: Hot Air
Max Socol / Jerusalem Post:
IDF launches YouTube Gaza channel  —  In the midst of its Gaza operations, the IDF is entering yet another conflict zone: the Internet.  The Israeli army announced yesterday the creation of its own YouTube channel, through which it will disseminate footage of precision bombing operations in the Gaza Strip …
Washington Post:
Israel Rejects Truce, Presses on With Gaza Strikes  —  Israel continued airstrikes against Gaza Strip targets for a fourth day on Tuesday, destroying civic and other buildings linked to the militant Hamas movement in a campaign Israeli leaders say will continue until the group is crippled.
Daoud Kuttab / Washington Post:
Has Israel Revived Hamas?  —  JERUSALEM — In its efforts to stop amateur rockets from nagging the residents of some of its southern cities, Israel appears to have given new life to the fledging Islamic movement in Palestine.  —  For two years, the Islamic Resistance Movement …
Vanity Fair:
Ghetto Blasters  —  In angry retaliation for the house arrest of Bernie Madoff, Israel has launched a hellacious air assault against Hamas in Gaza that errs so far on the side of disproportionality that its running up the fatality score may become self-defeating.  Johann Hari in The Independent:
David Grossman / Haaretz:
Is Israel too imprisoned in the familiar ceremony of war?
Wall Street Journal:
Hamas Knows One Big Thing
Discussion: New York Times
James Hider / Times of London:
Israel vows to sweep Hamas from power
Andy Barr / The Politico:
‘Magic Negro’ flap might help Saltsman  —  The controversy surrounding a comedy CD distributed by Republican National Committee chair candidate Chip Saltsman has not torpedoed his bid and might have inadvertently helped it.  —  Four days after news broke that the former Tennessee GOP chairman …
John Vinocur / International Herald Tribune:
From the left, a call to end the current Dutch notion of tolerance  —  AMSTERDAM: Two years ago, the Dutch could quietly congratulate themselves on having brought what seemed to be a fair measure of consensus and reason to the meanest intersection in their national political life …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
GOP warns against stimulus rush  —  Congressional Republicans on Monday criticized a $1 trillion stimulus as wasteful spending and signaled they will oppose having the bill ready by President-elect Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20.  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) …
Discussion: Think Progress
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Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Stimulus Will Test Remaining GOP Clout
Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:   McConnell Urges Caution in Debate on Economic Stimulus Measure
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Add Up the Damage  —  Does anyone know where George W. Bush is?  —  You don't hear much from him anymore.  The last image most of us remember is of the president ducking a pair of size 10s that were hurled at him in Baghdad.  —  We're still at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Reading Into Bush's Book List  —  In what without a doubt is the most astounding op-ed piece of the year, Karl Rove reveals that his friend and former boss, George W. Bush, has read probably hundreds of books over the course of his presidency.  One of them was Albert Camus' “The Stranger,” …
Amanda Hill / The 2008 Weblog Awards:
2008 Weblog Awards Finalists  —  Here is a complete list of the finalists for The 2008 Weblog Awards.  Finalists badges (hosted by Imageshack) will be available Wednesday.  Voting is scheduled to begin on January 5, 2009.  —  Please note that the names of the Technorati Autority categories have changed …
Associated Press:
Newdow to join legal challenge to inauguration prayer  —  A California physician and attorney whose legal fight against the words “under God” in the pledge of allegiance has drawn national attention now says he will join a lawsuit seeking the removal of all references to God and religion …
Vanity Fair:
Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House  —  The threat of 9/11 ignored.  The threat of Iraq hyped and manipulated.  Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib.  Hurricane Katrina.  The shredding of civil liberties.  The rise of Iran.  Global warming.  Economic disaster.
Associated Press:
Fallout begins after dismal holiday season  —  ‘The downturn has been catastrophic,’ according to one retail analyst  —  Fallout from the dismal holiday sales season promises to have a lasting impact on how the retail industry operates.  —  Retailers slash prices
 
 
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