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8:10 PM ET, April 4, 2010

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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Progressives can't get past the Knowledge Problem  —  “If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?”  — President Reagan, Jan. 20, 1981.  —  Economist Friedrich Hayek explained in 1945 why centrally controlled “command economies” …
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
School Law Clinics Face a Backlash  —  ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Law school students nationwide are facing growing attacks in the courts and legislatures as legal clinics at the schools increasingly take on powerful interests that few other nonprofit groups have the resources to challenge.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews and the ‘regime’ question  —  On Friday, I asked Rush Limbaugh for his response to President Obama's description of him as “troublesome” and of his program as “vitriol.”  Limbaugh told me he does not believe Obama is trying to do what is best for the country and added …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Obama!  —  NOT since Clark Kent changed in a phone booth has there been an instant image makeover to match Barack Obama's in the aftermath of his health care victory.  “He went from Jimmy Carter to F.D.R. in just a fortnight,” said one of the “Game Change” authors, Mark Halperin, on MSNBC.
Washington Post:
Obama family attends Easter service in Southeast D.C.  —  President Obama and his family attended Easter Sunday service at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a 2,500-member congregation in the poorest section of the nation's capital.  —  Hundreds of people began lining up in front …
Discussion: DCist
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obamas attend Easter service in Washington  —  The First Family traveled to the poorest section of Washington, D.C. to attend Easter Sunday services.  —  President Barack Obama and his family worshiped at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  According to the Washington Post …
Discussion: CNN
Telegraph:
David Petraeus for President: Run General, run  —  With many voters yearning for an outsider, and military officers looked up to, General David Petraeus could be a powerful presidential candidate and a potentially accomplished President.  —  Toby Harnden's American Way
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
Missing link between man and apes found  —  A “missing link” between humans and their apelike ancestors has been discovered.  —  The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week.
Evan Halper / Los Angeles Times:
Californians take generally positive view of healthcare reform  —  A new Times/USC poll shows voters saying by a 46%-29% margin they would be more likely to vote for a politician who had backed the health bill.  On immigration, the poll found continued polarization.
Michael J. Burry / New York Times:
I Saw the Crisis Coming.  Why Didn't the Fed?  —  ALAN GREENSPAN, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, proclaimed last month that no one could have predicted the housing bubble.  “Everybody missed it,” he said, “academia, the Federal Reserve, all regulators.”  —  But that is not how I remember it.
Discussion: Political Punch and Balloon Juice
Political Punch:
Greenspan: Financial Crisis Doesn't Indict Ayn Rand Theories  —  If the recent financial crisis reveals a problem with the Ayn Rand view that free markets can police themselves, Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan doesn't see it.  Greenspan will testify before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jim Snyder / The Hill:
Summers: Economy has ‘long way to go’; recovery to accelerate  —  The economy has a “long way to go” before unemployment falls significantly, although job numbers will continue to improve, Lawrence Summers, the director for the National Economic Council, said Sunday.
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
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CNN:
Summers on jobs: 'We've got a long way to go'
Discussion: The Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Karzai Slams the West Again  —  KABUL, Afghanistan—President Hamid Karzai lashed out at his Western backers for the second time in three days on Saturday, accusing the U.S. of interfering in Afghan affairs and saying the Taliban insurgency would become a legitimate resistance movement if the meddling doesn't stop.
Discussion: Political Punch and The Caucus
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Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Violence Helps Taliban Undo Afghan Gains
Discussion: The Page
 
 
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CNN:
Israeli Amb.: Palestinians need to come to negotiating table
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
New iPad launch-day estimate: 600,000-700,000 sold
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Kyl: Jobless benefits extension needed
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Monthly
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Parochially Post-American  —  Hillary Clinton, America's secretary …
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Outrageous!... NY Times Sunday Hit Piece Pictures Tea Party Protesters …
Toby Helm / Guardian:
Tape reveals Tory backing for gay ban
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Agence France Presse:
Islamists order Mogadishu radios to stop playing music
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Steve Randy Waldman / interfluidity:
Capital can't be measured  —  Simon Johnson and James Kwak are absolutely right.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias