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MONDAY, CAN"T TRUST THAT DAY
First U.S. soldier killed in Iraq — since combat "ended" and war "over."
Wash Post with major new analysis of WikiLeaks docs–discovers al-Qaeda almost after-thought now in Afghan war, little presence and contact. Meanwhile, four U.S. troops die in Afghan war on Sunday.
GOPer Chuck Hagel endorses Joe Sestak vs. old Repub colleague Arlen Spector in Pa. race for U.S. Senate, and will campaign for him.
My new piece with brand new trailer for upcoming Hollywood film on Plame / CIA Leak Case, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.
Krugman: Oh, right, let’s join the GOPers and Dems who want to give tax breaks to the needy–you know, the 120,000 richest Americans.
NYT op-ed: Report from a ship deck at the top of the world on the coming disaster from global warming.
SARAH SMILED My new piece at The Nation on how the media REALLY created Sarah Palin. Hint: It happened ever before McCain picked he as veep candidate.
MOSQUE OF THE CRED DEATH Wash Post surveys anti-mosque protests around USA and signs of growing anti-Muslim beliefs…. Nick Kristof: Those opposing an Islam center near ground zero are taking bin Laden’s side, not America’s…. Michael Wolff agrees with Frank Rich’s Sunday column–much of "mosque" obsession traces back to Murdoch and News Corp…. Ron Paul: anti-"mosque" campaign "is all about hate and Islamaphobia."