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11:55 AM ET, September 7, 2009


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Carl Pope / The Huffington Post:
We All Blew It  —  On Thursday evening, I got worried.  Friday I put in a call to ask Van Jones how to help.  Saturday I started writing a blog post, which would have appeared this morning.  (I've attached it below because it goes into more detail on the history of the “Bush as addict” meme.)
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
Van Jones: Does the NYT Know What a Truther Is?  —  Amazingly, many New York Times print readers still don't know why Van Jones resigned!  Here's how the paper's John Broder describes his situation: … Reading that, would you realize the petition was a Truther petition?
The Politico:
Beck up, left let down and Jones defiant  —  The resignation early Sunday of “green jobs” adviser Van Jones says as much about the Obama White House as it does about Jones - marking the latest sacrifice to the political gods after a long summer of compromises and surrenders highlighted the limits of White House power.
Washington Post:
In Adviser's Resignation, Vetting Bites Obama Again  —  Uproar Concerned Environmental Aide's Past Activism  —  The resignation of White House environmental adviser Van Jones has revealed a lapse in the administration's vetting procedures that, nearly eight months into his tenure …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Van Jones: A Moment of Truth For Liberal Institutions in the Veal Pen
Andrew Breitbart / Washington Times:
Couric should look in mirror
Keith Olbermann / Daily Kos:
Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck
Jackturner / Jack & Jill Politics:
When Will This White House Learn You Cannot Negotiate With Terrorists?
Robert Pear / New York Times:
New Fee on Health Insurance Companies Is Proposed to Help Expand Coverage  —  WASHINGTON — In a last effort to give the Senate a bipartisan health care bill, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee circulated a comprehensive proposal on Sunday to overhaul the health care system and proposed …
Edmund Conway / Telegraph:
Barack Obama accused of making ‘Depression’ mistakes  —  Barack Obama is committing the same mistakes made by policymakers during the Great Depression, according to a new study endorsed by Nobel laureate James Buchanan.  —  His policies even have the potential to consign the US to a similar fate …
Gateway Pundit:
To Michael Moore “Capitalism Is Evil” Except For Its Perks
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Althouse
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
China alarmed by US money printing  —  The US Federal Reserve's policy of printing money to buy Treasury debt threatens to set off a serious decline of the dollar and compel China to redesign its foreign reserve policy, according to a top member of the Communist hierarchy.
John / Power Line:
Labor Yes, Unions No  —  Both Gallup (via Byron York) and Rasmussen find support for labor unions at a historic low.  This Gallup chart shows the trend:  —  What seems odd about these poll data is their volatility.  Both Gallup and Rasmussen find support for unions down sharply from a year ago.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
On Labor Day, support for unions plunges to all-time low
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and The Foundry
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
More czars on conservative hit list  —  Cass Sunstein, regulatory czar  —  Prolific Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein spent years examining the obscure corners of regulatory law and behaviorial economics.  Now, conservatives are combing through his writings to build a case against his nomination …
Washington Post:
Major U.S. Role in Mortgages Shaping Entire Market  —  Classes of Borrowers Cannot Find Loans as Publicly Backed Debt Mounts  —  In the go-go years of the U.S. housing boom, virtually anybody could get a few hundred thousand dollars to buy a home, and private lenders flooded the market …
Discussion: A Blog For All and EconLog
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Rifqa Bary Facebook Fatwa: “We Need to Kill Her”  —  I have said from the very first that Rifqa Bary is the highest value target in America.  Apostasy is the most egregious crime against Islam.  Her crime is not just against the family. it is against Islam.
New York Times:
Fake Afghan Poll Sites Favored Karzai, Officials Assert  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans loyal to President Hamid Karzai set up hundreds of fictitious polling sites where no one voted but where hundreds of thousands of ballots were still recorded toward the president's re-election, according to senior Western and Afghan officials here.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
A More Perfect Death  —  As if there weren't enough end-of-life anxieties floating around the health care debate, the Montana Supreme Court has chosen this month to weigh whether their state should join nearby Oregon and Washington in endorsing physician-assisted suicide.
Discussion: Sadly, No!, Daily Kos and TBogg
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Jerusalem Post:
Jane Fonda, Danny Glover heat up anti-Israel sentiment around Toronto Film Festival
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Gateway Pundit
Too Many Kooks  —  Obama's school speech drives the right crazy.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
NY Daily News:
Lupica: Obama not out to brainwash schoolkids
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Althouse
Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
People Power  —  A wake-up call for America's political elites.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Political Punch:
President Obama to Appoint Ron Bloom Manufacturing Czar
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The Caucus
Jules Crittenden:
Happy Labor Day!  —  I'll celebrate the way I usually do …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
A special Labor Day tribute to those Americans on duty from those of us off
Discussion: Don Surber and Hot Air
Jeffrey Gettleman / New York Times:
Sudan Court to Define Indecent Dress for Women
 Earlier Items: 
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
‘We tried to kill Carter and Blair’
Discussion: A Blog For All and Israel Matzav
Barry Rubin / Jerusalem Post:
The Region: America's obsession with dialogue
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Tom Walsh / Detroit Free Press:
Blue Cross hits customers with 22% rate hike
Simon Walters / Daily Mail:
No.10 turns on Obama and Clinton for criticising decision …