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MONDAY MORNING MADNESS
Glenn Greenwald on the scary anti-mosque actions far from Ground Zero, including arson in Murfreesboro, Tenn. — site of last week’s Daily Show visit. Update: Report that shots now fired at mosque there.
Krugman on the conservative/GOP "witchhunt" against Obama, and "bear in mind, too, that unless something changes the political dynamics, Republicans will soon control at least one house of Congress. This is going to be very, very ugly." And asks: " So where is this rage coming from? Why is it flourishing? What will it do to America?"
My interview here w/ Harry Shearer about the "unnatural" disaster that was Katrina–and his new film airing tonight across USA.
Obama To Birthers: “I Can’t Spend All My Time With My Birth Certificate Plastered On My Forehead.” … One conservative place that, surprisingly, is moving somewhat to the left: Orange County, CA. The OC….
New Newsweek cover story: exploding the manyh Fox-generation "myths" about Obama ….. The turnout at Beck’s "Whitestock" rally in perspective. … Although Ross Douthat of NYT now says he "underestimated" Beck based on rally…. David Koch, subject of that New Yorker piece on his rightwing funding, appears at big Tea Party event after denying connection.