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Jobless rate falls to 9.7%. Andrew Sullivan collects some reactions, including Felix Salmon: at this rate the fall will not be enough to save Dems in November.
NYT with full blog treatment of what the Gore marriage breakup means–for others. Lot of links, too.
It’s come to this: Liz Cheney faults Obama (who has refused to condemn Israel) for simply saying, pro forma, that loss of life in flotilla raid was "tragic." …. Important Glenn Greenwald post today: How Israeli propaganda shaped U.S. media coverage of ship assault–as made clear as eyewitnesses finally can talk.… CNN: Autopsy results in and show: show all 9 victims died of gunshot wounds, one at very close range, like execution….. What a shock: Sen. Harry Reid says Israel’s attack on flotilla okay and so is it’s self-probe of it. …. Krauthammer now guilty of "Israel Derangement Syndrome"?….
M.J. Rosenberg on right wing (e.g. Beck) fervid backing of Israel….. Thinking the unthinkable–or not? Michael Wolff asks, "What if we drop Israel?" …. Marcy Winogrand, running against Rep. Jane Harmon in Calif., questions her backer, Rep. Henry Waxman: Is he more loyal to U.S. or to israel? He fires back.
Lot of controversy being sparked by Chris Bowers post at OpenLeft. Like many others, he’s happy that Nate SIlver (538.com) has gained wider platform in new NYT deal–but this is just latest of "amateur" expert bloggers being "taken over" (or at least hosted) by mainstream giants. Good or bad?