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1:05 AM ET, September 12, 2011


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Paul Krugman:
The Years of Shame  —  Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?  —  Actually, I don't think it's me, and it's not really that odd.  —  What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
I'm glad Krugman gave voice to it on this day
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Turner poised for big upset  —  Republican Bob Turner is poised to pull a huge upset in the race to replace Anthony Weiner as the Congressman from New York's 9th Congressional District.  He leads Democrat David Weprin 47-41 with Socialist Workers candidate Christopher Hoeppner at 4% and 7% of voters remaining undecided.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
In leaked custody filing, ‘heedless’ Weprin; ‘dirty politics’ alleged  —  As the unexpectedly heated race for Anthony Weiner's old seat draws to a close, POLITICO has obtained a 25-year old child custody ruling that paints Democratic candidate David Weprin in a searingly negative light.
Andy Bloxham / Telegraph:
9/11 anniversary: Muslim protesters burn US flag outside embassy in London  —  A group of Muslim protesters set fire to an American flag outside the US embassy in London during a minute's silence to mark the moment that the first hijacked airliner hit the World Trade Center 10 years ago.
Daily Mail:
100 protesters burn American flag outside U.S. embassy in London during minute's silence for 9/11  —  Protesters set fire to the U.S. flag outside the American embassy in London today during a minute's silence to mark the moment the first hijacked airliner hit the World Trade Centre.
Was Iran behind 9/11?  —  US lawsuit charges that Iran, Hezbollah involved in facilitation of September 11 attacks.  Ynetnews presents special report about dramatic revelations that could change everything we knew about 9/11  —  Ronen Bergman  —  Commission members didn't know what to do.
New York Times:
Muted in Last Debate, Bachmann Looks to Rejoin Conversation  —  Representative Michele Bachmann burst like a nova onto the presidential race thanks to a smooth and confident performance that lit up the stage at a Republican debate in June.  —  Now, with polls showing her popularity dwindling …
Discussion: CNN and Saint Petersblog
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Bachmann plans to hit Perry on Social Security
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Redistricting sparks big-time feuds  —  Verbal altercations, charges of backstabbing and plotting with the enemy, finger-pointing: It might sound like a midday soap opera, but it's not.  —  The once-in-a-decade redistricting process hasn't even been completed in most states …
Lee Ferran / ABCNEWS:
On Anniversary, Iran's Ahmadinejad Says U.S. Planned 9/11 Attacks  —  As thousands of Americans gather across the country for tearful ceremonies to remember the nearly 3,000 killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks ten years ago today, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked the anniversary …
9/11 Flights of Fancy Lead to Moments of Fear  —  Fighter planes were scrambled, bomb squads were called, FBI command centers went on alert and police teams raced to airports today, but in the end two separate airline incidents were caused by apparently innocent bathroom breaks and a little “making out,” federal officials said.
Douglas Irwin /
What caused the recession of 1937-38?  —  The swift policy response to the recent financial crisis helped the world economy avoid a replay of the Great Depression of 1929-32.  But can we avoid a replay of 1937-38?  With the world economy weakening once again, this column addresses the question …
John Eligon / New York Times:
Larceny Trial of John Haggerty Could Hurt Bloomberg  —  While John F. Haggerty Jr., a Republican political operative, will be the only defendant sitting at the defense table when his trial begins this week, the proceeding could prove damaging for another person: the mayor of New York.
Janny Scott / New York Times:
In Tapes, Candid Talk by Young Kennedy Widow  —  In the early days of the Cuban missile crisis, before the world knew that the cold war seemed to be sliding toward nuclear conflict, President John F. Kennedy telephoned his wife, Jacqueline, at their weekend house in Virginia.
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Janet Daley / Telegraph:
9/11: The dark day that brought out the worst in Britain
Discussion: National Review
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
While McConnell Opposes Infrastructure Investment, Major Kentucky Bridge Shuts Down Over Safety Concerns
N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
How to Make Business Want to Invest Again
Washington Post:
Steven Pearlstein  —  The magical world of voodoo ‘economists’
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The covert commander in chief
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and The TrogloPundit
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