Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:35 PM ET, November 30, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Michael Moore / Mike's Letter:
An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore  —  Do you really want to be the new “war president”?  If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president.  Pure and simple.
RELATED:
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Issues Order for More Troops in Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama has issued his order to send more troops to Afghanistan, communicating his decision to military leaders late Sunday afternoon during a meeting in the Oval Office, and will spend Monday speaking with foreign leaders …
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
My mixed feelings about the war in Afghanistan.  —  Columnists are supposed to have firm views and express them with steadfast certainty.  Since I write a column called “War Stories,” the least a reader might expect from me is a clear opinion on whether the United States should escalate or pull out of the war in Afghanistan.
New York Times:
Obama's Speech on Afghanistan to Envision Exit  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to lay out a timeframe for ultimately winding down the American involvement in the war in Afghanistan when he announces his decision this week to send more forces, senior administration officials said Sunday.
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
What Obama Needs to Say at West Point
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
Washington Post:
Today's GOP is both united and divided  —  Opposition to Obama is strong, but Republicans are split on GOP's direction and leaders  —  The Republican rank and file is largely in sync with GOP lawmakers in their staunch opposition to efforts by President Obama and Democrats …
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Palin particularly popular among fans of Limbaugh and Beck  —  Sarah Palin may or may not run for president in 2012, but she is already the overwhelming favorite in the Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck primaries.  —  In a new Washington Post poll, Palin beats other GOP leaders on two questions …
Geoffrey Dunn / The Huffington Post:
Palin's Latest Rogue Gaffe  —  There have been so many lies and distortions pointed out in Sarah Palin's Going Rogue since it was released last week that her memoir has already become something of a gag line.  —  But perhaps the most embarrassing gaffe so far is her mis-attributed quote to UCLA basketball legend John Wooden.
Discussion: The Mudflats and Ben Smith's Blog
RELATED:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Adam Bellow's Fact-Checking, Ctd  —  More fun from the book “edited” by Adam Bellow and “written” by Sarah Palin.  I have to say I guffawed out loud when reading her citations of Plato and Aristotle, when what she really meant to cite was Quote Garden.  But she can't even get more folksy references correct.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Huckabee: Justice system ‘failed miserably’ with Clemmons  —  (CNN) - Mike Huckabee took to the radio airwaves Monday to explain why, as governor of Arkansas in 2000, he commuted the nearly 100-year prison sentence of Maurice Clemmons, the man suspected of murdering four police officers in Washington state.
RELATED:
Huck PAC:
STATEMENT REGARDING WASHINGTON STATE SLAYINGS
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
CBO report predicts hike in insurance costs  —  Individual insurance premiums would increase by an average of 10 percent or more, according to an analysis of the Senate healthcare bill.  —  The long-awaited report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation …
RELATED:
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Come Fry with Me — By: Mark Steyn  —  In order to save the planet from global roasting, it seems entirely reasonable to ask Mr. and Mrs. Joe Peasant to subordinate their freedom of movement to an annual “carbon allowance” preventing them flying hither and yon and devastating the environment.
Victor Zapanta / Think Progress:
Washington Times Runs Anti-Obama Birther Ad Featuring Racial Undertones  —  This latest national edition of the Washington Times features a full-page ad that claims that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States.  The ad was purchased by the anti-Obama website ProtectOurLiberty.org.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Rick Warren, Silent Enabler Of Hatred  —  One of Rick Warren's (and president George W. Bush's) longtime allies in Uganda, Martin Ssempe, is the author of a classic piece of minority-baiting legislation.  Its details belong in the history of genocidal hatred:
Discussion: Jeffrey Goldberg and Mediaite
RELATED:
Newsweek Blogs:
Pastor Rick Warren Responds to Proposed Antigay Ugandan Legislation
John F. Harris / The Politico:
7 stories Obama doesn't want told  —  Presidential politics is about storytelling.  Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds.  —  No one understands this better …
Charles Bremner / Times of London:
Swiss voters back right-wing minaret ban  —  Swiss voters defied their Government and clerics yesterday and approved a ban on building minarets — reflecting an alarming hostility to a rising Muslim minority.  —  Fifty-seven per cent of voters in a referendum supported the direct democracy initiative …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
Swiss Ban Minarets in Controversial Vote
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Clive Crook:
More on Climategate  —  In my previous post on Climategate I blithely said that nothing in the climate science email dump surprised me much.  Having waded more deeply over the weekend I take that back.  —  The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness …
Tom Moran:
A surprisingly dark day for gay rights in New Jersey … Support for gay marriage in Trenton is draining away like water from a tub as nervous legislators scurry towards safer political ground.  —  “I can't say I'm confident now,” says Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), a lead sponsor.
David Stout / New York Times:
Supreme Court Overturns Decision on Detainee Photos  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a lower court's order that called for the release of photographs of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused by American military personnel.  The high court told the lower court to re-examine the issue.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Gawker
Jeffrey Goldberg:
Did Obama Inadvertently Excuse Palestinian Violence?  —  This is what the President had to say after the Israeli announcement that 900 apartment units would be built in the South Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo: … Two issues.  The first is that this Administration, unlike previous Administrations …
Andrew C. Revkin / Dot Earth:
On Climate Data, Trends and Peer Review  —  The reverberations continue from what the University of East Anglia says was the illegal dissemination of thousands of files from its Climatic Research Unit (CRU).  Over the weekend university officials put out an update saying 95 percent …
Matthew Cooper / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Obama's Winning First Year—And Palin As Worst Veep  —  Over at Slate, my friend Jacob Weisberg makes a compelling argument that Obama is having the most successful first year of any president since FDR.  He notes that a lot of that argument depends on the passage of health care reform, which, I think, remains a pretty good bet.
Discussion: MyDD, QandO, Mediaite and Ben Smith's Blog
Paul Krugman:
Things to come  —  What's going to happen, economically and politically, over the next few years?  Nobody knows, of course.  But I have a vision — what I think is the most likely course of events.  It's fairly grim — but not in the approved way.  This vision lies behind a lot of what I've been writing …
Discussion: Wonk Room
Sam Tanenhaus / New Yorker:
NORTH STAR  —  Populism, politics, and the power of Sarah Palin.  —  The last time the publication of a political memoir aroused as much interest as Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue: An American Life” (Harper; $28.99) was probably in 1995, when Colin Powell's autobiography, “My American Journey,” came out.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Still Leaning Against Healthcare Legislation  —  Majority disapprove of Obama's handling of the issue  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans currently tilt against Congress' passing healthcare legislation, with 49% saying they would advise their member to vote against a bill …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Mark Kirk Wrongly Claims That Health Reform Could Make It “Law” For Gov To Deny Mammograms  —  A new incarnation for the death panels?  —  GOP Rep Mark Kirk, who's running for Senate and facing a primary challenge from the right, is now claiming that if health care reform passes, it …
The Politico:
Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October.  House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $500 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter.
Discussion: Don Surber
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:35 PM ET, November 30, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Pilar Marrero / impre.com:
Latino voters see universal health care as the top priority
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and JOSHUAPUNDIT
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Release of secret reports delayed
Discussion: Politics Daily
Pollster.com:
Young and Amic: Polling on fuzzy issues like healthcare reform …
Ezra Klein:
Willem Buiter joins the rotten curs at Citibank
Discussion: Felix Salmon and TalkLeft
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Trade and Depression  —  Paul Krugman highlights this chart …
Discussion: Paul Krugman and MoJo Blog Posts
Daily Mail:
Five British sailors taken hostage in Iran
Matthew Lewis / The Center for Public Integrity:
Washington's Newest Gravy Train: High-Speed Rail
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 Earlier Items: 
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Durbin says Dems won't let abortion divide sink health bill
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Secret Service director, state dinner crashers to testify before Congress
Daniel Williams / Bloomberg:
Hamas Bans Women Dancers, Scooter Riders in Gaza Push
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Jawa Report