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11:55 PM ET, June 12, 2010


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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech  —  The little money that Atlas generates (I have no large donors) is about to be cut off.  Apparently the jihad is hard at work trying to kill free speech (and the bus ads and the 9111 no mosque movement) from making its way to those in pursuit of truth.
Caroline Glick:
YouTube silences Latma, removes We Con the World  —  As Israel went offline for the Jewish sabbath, YouTube removed most versions of Latma's hit parody song We Con the World.  If you try to access the song on YouTube you receive the notification:  —  This video is no longer available due …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Inevitable: YouTube pulls “We Con the World” video; Update: Video rehosted  —  What happens when a song parody skewering a politically-correct target reaches viral stage on YouTube?  Caroline Glick gives us the answer: … As Glick notes, it's not the first time that YouTube has come …
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
“I am a Muslim,” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit Islamic Coup on the White House … Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, in which President Obama told him that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Days After BP Denies Blocking The Media From Covering The Spill, Reporter Is Harrassed On A Public Beach  —  In response to numerous media reports that BP has been blocking journalists from covering the oil spill and speaking with clean-up workers, BP CEO Doug Suttles issued a letter …
Investor's Business Daily:
Administration: 51% Of Companies' Health Plans Won't Pass Muster  —  Internal White House documents reveal that 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage by 2013 due to ObamaCare.  That numbers soars to 66% for small-business employers.
Discussion: and Betsy's Page
Investor's Business Daily:
Keep Your Health Plan Under Overhaul?  Probably Not, Gov't Analysis Concludes  —  Internal administration documents reveal that up to 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage because of ObamaCare.  —  Small firms will be even likelier to lose existing plans.
Gail Collins / New York Times:
S.C. Strikes Again  —  Alvin Greene filed for our sins.  —  Greene, an unemployed 32-year-old, is currently the most famous Democratic candidate in South Carolina.  He just won the nomination to run against Senator Jim DeMint in November, overcoming major obstacles such as not having campaign staff …
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:   Nikki Haley and Rand Paul Races: Where Have All the Reporters Gone?
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Demystifying Charter Cities  —  Sebastian Mallaby has a good piece in the Atlantic on Paul Romer and the idea of “charter cities”—places that would be administered by credible developed democracies but inhabited by migrants from poor countries—that I recommend to one and all.
Sebastian Mallaby / The Atlantic Online:   The Politically Incorrect Guide to Ending Poverty
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Karzai Is Said to Doubt West Can Defeat Taliban  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Two senior Afghan officials were showing President Hamid Karzai the evidence of the spectacular rocket attack on a nationwide peace conference earlier this month when Mr. Karzai told them that he believed the Taliban were not responsible.
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Courage to Leave
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Enviros give Obama a pass on spill  —  Last week, it seemed, environmentalists were finally ready to let loose on President Barack Obama over the Gulf oil spill.  —  Actress Q'orianka Kilcher chained herself to the White House fence while her mother slathered the “Pocahontas” star in black paint meant to look like oozing crude.
Paul Gillespie / The Irish Times:
Merkel has depleted her capital of trust within EU  —  Jürgen Habermas, who receives the Ulysses Medal from University College Dublin next week, is Germany's foremost philosopher and critical theorist.  His lifelong work on language, communicative reason and discourse in the public sphere …
Julian Pecquet / Ballot Box:
Campaigns react to Jerry Brown comparing Whitman to Goebbels  —  Jerry Brown's campaign for California governor continues to suffer fallout from off-the-cuff comments he made to a radio reporter comparing Republican Meg Whitman's messaging to Nazi propaganda.
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
‘Tea party’ candidates hurt by lack of organization in movement  —  The polls hadn't even closed Tuesday when “tea party” activists in Nevada started sniping at one another over whether Sharron Angle, the soon-to-be Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, was the best candidate to bring down Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid.
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Fox News:
NAACP Urges Hallmark to Pull ‘Racist’ Card From Shelves
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Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Newly released Kagan papers show a flair for the political
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
FTC to Probe Apple Practices
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and Mashable!
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
Obama on the spill: 'I can't suck it up with a straw'
Ken Layne / Wonkette:
The Atlantic Hiring 29 Journalists and an Idiot
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State Wants to Borrow From Pension Fund, to Pay the Fund
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America's ALWAYS tried to do down Britain
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Flash Floods Sweep Through Arkansas Camps
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