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1:05 AM ET, August 9, 2010

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Igor / Think Progress:
Ted Olson To Chris Wallace On Marriage Equality: 'Would You Like Fox's Right To Free Press Put Up To A Vote?'  —  This morning, Ted Olson — the conservative lawyer who represented President Bush in Bush v. Gore — appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss his recent victory in overturning Proposition 8 …
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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: Hot Air and AMERICAblog Gay
Matthew Yglesias / Washington Post:
Anchor babies, the Ground Zero mosque and other scapegoats  —  Politics always seems to get a bit off-kilter when the temperature goes up.  But instead of the familiar silly-season stuff of years past — made-up scandals and who-cares gossip — the past two summers have been filled with vitriol.
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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.
Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Re: “United States of Arabia,” etc.  —  Jonah, I appreciate that, big guy, and admiration is very much a two-way street.  —  On the GZ mosque, Jonah and I are substantially in agreement.  I don't mean to weasel, so let me elaborate.  I say “substantially” because my sense …
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.
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 …
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.
Rachel Streitfeld / CNN:
Activists rally to ‘Free Bradley Manning’ in WikiLeaks case  —  Quantico, Virginia (CNN) — Activists rallied outside the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, Sunday to applaud the man military officials suspect leaked scores of military documents to the WikiLeaks website — a 22-year-old Army private named Bradley Manning.
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:
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.
Discussion: The Page
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
 
 
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Jobless and Staying That Way  —  Americans have almost always taken growth for granted.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
John Ingold / Denver Post:
Pot dispensaries feeling burned by banks' reluctance to work with them
Discussion: TalkLeft and Corrente
Los Angeles Times:
The myth of the Social Security system's financial shortfall
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
What Was Michelle Obama Thinking?
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Housing Policy's Third Rail
Discussion: Beltway Confidential
James Zogby / thenational.ae:
Virulent anti-Middle East rhetoric grips the US right
Discussion: Doug Ross and The Hill
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Christopher Caldwell / Financial Times:
A mosque that wrecks bridges
Discussion: The New Republic