WELCOME TO DAYBOOK, our daily collection of media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (and at the bottom) musical picks. Return for updates all day. Keep up with fresh items via tweets. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. To increase type size hit the middle "A" above right.
SF Chronicle: With major updates, Yahoo and Google now in "high-tech news war."
Nate Henn, American killed in Uganda blast worked with child soldiers, remembered by Dave Weigel here.
Very interesting Haaretz piece, inspired by Kristof, which notes calls for a Palestinian "Gandhi" but stresses that Israel needs its own version of same.
Rep. Eric Cantor and two of his comrades to publish book in September on conservative politics in pre-election push, Politico notes.
Are we really leaving? Although troops are schedule to be deployed out of Iraq by the end of 2011, troops will be staying on Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone as part of a heightened diplomacy mission. If this happens, the State Dept. may more than double the army of private security contractors. … U.S. eases rules so vets claiming PTSD can get benefits more easily.
Paul the Octopus, who got the World Cup right, now getting death threats. Still think he should be hired by Daily Kos after it pollster flap….