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11:15 PM ET, January 9, 2011


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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Wall Street Journal:
The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel  —  Those who purport to care about the tenor of political discourse don't help civil debate when they seize on any pretext to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.  —  Shortly after November's electoral defeat for the Democrats …
Discussion: Doug Ross
Obama London:
Inexplicable Edits on Sarah Palin's Facebook Page  —  Sarah Palin has a reputation for being an agressive editor of comments on her Facebook page - a reputation that has always seemed likely accurate to me, given the tedious consistency with which all comments on the page are along the lines of “I love you SARAH!”
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The shame — and hypocrisy — of CNN  —  Yesterday's horrific and senseless shooting of more than a dozen people in Tucson, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, provided a look into the biases of much of the American media — and it was not just an ugly sight, but a shamefully hypocritical peek as well, as Byron York points out.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Mr Kurtz, He Dead Wrong  —  If one were to try and muster the most pious response to the attempted Giffords assassination - and actual assassination of a federal judge - it would be hard to beat this: … I have yet to read or hear anyone who has both decried the violent rhetoric …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Should We Blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords' Shooting?
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Howard Kurtz / Blogs and Stories:
Should We Blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords' Shooting?
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A 'SURVEYOR'S SYMBOL'?.... On March 22, the day before the …
Tammy Bruce:
Special Public Podcast: Intv w Rebecca Mansour
The Caucus:
Live Blog: Latest Developments on Arizona Shooting  —  The flag flew at half-staff at the Capitol on Sunday.  —  Representative Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition after being shot in the head at a meet-and-greet in her Tucson area neighborhood Saturday.
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Federal Charges Cite Assassination Plan  —  TUCSON — Prosecutors charged Jared L. Loughner, a troubled 22-year-old college dropout, of five federal counts on Sunday, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, for his role in a shooting rampage that left 20 people wounded, six of them fatally, on Saturday morning.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech in the wake of the Giffords shooting.  —  The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the killing of six innocents outside a Tucson Safeway has bolstered the ongoing argument that when speaking of things political …
Matt Schneider / Mediaite:
Megyn Kelly Takes On Sheriff Dupnik Over His “Political Spin” On Shooting  —  On Fox News, Megyn Kelly interviewed the man in charge of the Arizona shooting investigation, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.  Kelly introduced the interview saying, “it is always a difficult task to try …
Arizona massacre suspect: ‘I planned ahead’  —  Follow the latest developments on CNN's “This Just In” blog.  Share your accounts, images from the shooting with CNN iReport.  For more information visit CNN affiliates KGUN, KOLD, KVOA, KPHO and KMSB.  —  (CNN) — The suspect in the weekend massacre …
Robert P. George / National Review:
The Dishonorable Sheriff  —  Evidently, some people just can't help themselves.
Laurie Merrill / Arizona Republic:
Murder charges filed against suspect in Arizona shooting of …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Jared Lee Loughner's statements tied to conspiracy theory  —  Jared Lee Loughner's rants about grammar and mind control track closely to the writings of a conspiracy theorist who believes that is how the government controls the populace, one leading group says - and the man tells POLITICO he agrees with some of Loughner's statements.
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
Latest on shooting of Congresswoman Giffords...motivation …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
DHS probing shooter's ties to fanatical group
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Jared Loughner's behavior recorded by college classmate in e-mails  —  In early June, Lynda Sorenson, 52, had gone back to community college in Tucson in hopes of getting back on the job market.  One of her classes was a basic algebra class—and one of her classmates was Jared Loughner …
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Born on Sept. 11, Claimed by a New Horror  —  Christina Green was on the student council of her elementary school, so on Saturday her mother's friend thought she might enjoy seeing government in action: the local congresswoman meeting with constituents outside a supermarket near Christina's home.
BRACE YOURSELVES: Democrat Fred Phelps and Westboro Hate Group …
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill  —  One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday.  —  McCarthy ran for Congress after her husband …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Shooting prompts legislation to protect lawmakers, officials
Discussion: Fox Nation and Donklephant
Arizona Republic:
Daniel Hernandez, intern, stays by Gabrielle Giffords' side  —  UA student pulls her into lap, holds head to stop bleeding  —  Daniel Hernandez had been U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' intern for five days when she was shot Saturday outside Tucson.  —  The junior at the University of Arizona …
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
House Dem calls for ‘beefed up’ security, special treatment for members by TSA  —  A top House Democrat said the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should change how members of Congress are screened at airports.  —  “I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease …
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Mark Finkelstein / blogs:
Dem Leader Clyburn Ties AZ Shooting To Sharron Angle Statement
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
No More Security  —  I imagine in the wake of this Arizona shooting …
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Erika Lovley / The Politico:
2 pols say they'll be armed back home
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Outside the Beltway
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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