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David / Crooks and Liars:
Ted Olson: Same-sex marriage is a conservative value  —  The attorney at the center of successfully arguing that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional calls Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling an example of “judicial responsibility.”  —  Ted Olson told Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday that it's not …
David S Morgan / CBS News:
Same-Sex Marriage Decision: “Far From Over”  —  Conservative: “Activist” Judge Ruled Against Human History; Boies Says Fear and Prejudice Were Put on Trial, and Lost  —  (CBS) Even before this week's ruling in the case involving Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in California, appeals of the judge's decision were expected.
Discussion: AMERICAblog Gay
New York Post:
Half-baked mosque  —  Not so fast.  —  The developers of the controversial mosque proposed near Ground Zero own only half the site where they want to construct the $100 million building, The Post has learned.  —  One of the two buildings on Park Place is owned by Con Edison …
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Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Re: “United States of Arabia,” etc.
Discussion: Big Journalism and Sadly, No!
Frank Rich / New York Times:
How to Lose an Election Without Really Trying  —  COULD George W. Bush be a kind of Gipper-in-reverse and win yet one more for the Democrats?  Clearly this White House sees him as the gift that will keep on giving.  The 2010 campaign against the Bush administration is in full cry, with President Obama leading the charge.
Bloomberg:
U.S. Economy Improving, More Stimulus Isn't the Answer, Rubin, O'Neill Say  —  The U.S. economy will improve slowly and another round of fiscal stimulus probably wouldn't be effective, former Treasury secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin said.  —  Rubin, who served under Democratic …
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
Obama tests basketball skills against LeBron James, Magic Johnson  —  President Obama hosted more than a dozen current and former basketball pros for an afternoon game at Fort McNair Sunday.  —  The group included LeBron James, Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson and Bill Russell.
Discussion: CNN and The Swamp
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Further thoughts on the higher education bubble  —  Back at the beginning of the summer, I had a column in this space in which I predicted that higher education is in a bubble, one soon to burst with considerable consequences for students, faculty, employers, and society at large.
Discussion: Don Surber
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
What Was Michelle Obama Thinking?  —  I don't think there's anything wrong with Michelle Obama vacationing in Spain; they have the money, so why not?  But I agree with Doug Mataconis that, while there's nothing actually wrong with it, it's really quite unbelievably politically stupid.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Whiskey Fire
Sherry Jacobson / Dallas Morning News:
Across Texas, 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright  —  sjacobson@dallasnews.com  —  As Republican members of Congress press for changes to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, preventing automatic citizenship for babies born to illegal immigrants, opponents insist the debate is not really about babies.
Los Angeles Times:
The myth of the Social Security system's financial shortfall  —  The trust fund is in far better shape than critics admit.  —  ByMichael Hiltzik  —  The annual report of the Social Security Trustees is the sort of rich compendium of facts and analysis that has something for everybody, like the Bible.
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
McCain on Colorado Senate race: The Buck stops here  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) headlined two campaign rallies for Colorado Senate candidate Jane Norton (R) Sunday.  —  Norton is locked in a close and nasty primary battle with Prosecutor Ken Buck (R).  The state's primary is Tuesday.
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A mosque that wrecks bridges
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