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MONDAY WAKE-UP CALL
Amazing stat: only one of the GOPers running for the US Senate believes in scientific consensus that humans cause global warming…. Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller, who won’t talk to press, has his security goons detain and handcuff reporter for asking questions. At a pubic school, at public event, no less.
Tom Brokaw op-ed raises constant refrain at this blog: Why aren’t Iraq and Afghanistan wars a campaign issue—at all? Even though "the United States has spent more than $1 trillion on combat operations and other parts of the war effort, including foreign aid, reconstruction projects, embassy costs and veterans’ health care. And the end is not in sight."… New report on shocking effects on US soldiers: drugs, alcohol, mental disorder, suicides.
David Carr on Brett Favre outrage, what a combo. Opens: "In the last week, I’ve gotten a very clear view of two things—the male physique purported to belong to Brett Favre and the inner workings of modern media. I wish I could un-see both."
Watch highlights of one of nastiest debates of year last night, as Democrat Jack Conway mocks Rand Paul’s college "Aqua Buddha" stunt over and over — hard to believe that it helped him.
Howie Kurtz’s final Wash Post column.
Andy Borowitz: "Why would you pay to see Jackass when you can watch Glenn Beck for free?"