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Allan Hall / Daily Mail:
Patient trapped in a 23-year ‘coma’ was conscious all along  —  A man thought by doctors to be in a vegetative state for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it was revealed last night.  —  Student Rom Houben was misdiagnosed after a car crash left him totally paralysed.
Discussion: Althouse and BLACKFIVE
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Wave of Debt Payments Facing U.S. Government  —  WASHINGTON — The United States government is financing its more than trillion-dollar-a-year borrowing with i.o.u.'s on terms that seem too good to be true.  —  But that happy situation, aided by ultralow interest rates, may not last much longer.
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Top Dem Threatens War Surtax if Obama Commits More Afghan.  Troops  —  Rep. Obey Warns President Obama He Will Ask Taxpayers to Pay for War, Should More Troops Be Sent  —  The powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has a stark message for President Obama about Afghanistan …
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Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:   In 3 Tacks for Afghan War, a Game of Trade-Offs
Financial Times:
Microsoft and News Corp eye web pact  —  By Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles, Richard Waters in San Francisco and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York  —  Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company's being paid to “de-index” …
Nigel Lawson / Times of London:
Copenhagen will fail - and quite right too  —  Even if the science was reliable (which it isn't), we should not force the world's poorest countries to cut carbon emissions  —  Exactly a fortnight from today, the United Nations climate change conference opens in Copenhagen.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
They Chose Celebrity  —  Before the 2008 election, almost nobody outside Alaska and Arkansas had heard of Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee.  But in a long and crowded campaign season, they were the only Republican politicians who inspired any genuine enthusiasm.  —  They had other things in common as well.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Phantom Menace  —  A funny thing happened on the way to a new New Deal.  A year ago, the only thing we had to fear was fear itself; today, the reigning doctrine in Washington appears to be “Be afraid.  Be very afraid.”  —  What happened?  To be sure, “centrists” in the Senate have hobbled efforts to rescue the economy.
Ed Driscoll / Pajamas Media:
All The News That's Fit To Bury  —  Seeing as they each impact key pillars of what today passes for liberalism, there seems to be more than a few connections between the recent ACORN stings by Giles, O'Keefe and Breitbart, and the recent hacking of the emails of the University …
Steve Kraske / Kansas City Star:
Dennis Moore won't seek re-election  —  U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who confounded the GOP by winning six consecutive elections in a heavily Republican district, will not seek re-election next year, key Democrats said Sunday.  —  Moore, who represented Johnson, Wyandotte and a portion …
Discussion: Scorecard's Blog
Fox News:
Lawyer: 9/11 Defendants Will Tell Jury ‘Why They Did It’  —  NEW YORK — The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday.
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Robert J. Samuelson on the health bill's burdens for the young  —  One of our long-running political stories is the economic assault on the young by the old.  We have become a society that invests in its past and disfavors the future.  This makes no sense for the nation, but as politics it makes complete sense.
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Forecast for Dem primaries: Ugly  —  Republicans aren't the only ones staring at the unnerving prospect of a 2010 primary season filled with smash-mouth intraparty contests that threaten to distract the party and leave Senate nominees bloodied and cash-depleted.
Discussion: The Confluence and Prairie Weather
 
 
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Major Hasan and Holy War
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Thomas Erdbrink / Washington Post:
Iran stages war games as West's nuclear offer remains on table
Karl Vick / Washington Post:
Support for legalizing marijuana gaining ground rapidly
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The Politico:
The White House's climate conundrum
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Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
Papers reveal No 10 cover-up over Iraq
Discussion: Telegraph and Informed Comment
Jonathan Spyer / Jerusalem Post:
Analysis: Virtual diplomacy, real damage
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
White House Pushes Science and Math Education
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Chris Matthews Shocker: Obama Making ‘Carteresque’ Mistakes
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Tom Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Iowa GOP likes Palin, but most Iowans have doubts
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Boston Globe:
Coakley leads, but electorate unsettled
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Freshman Dem: Passing health care reform worth losing my seat
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