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LABOR DAY LINKAGE
Fareed Zakaria: yes, now it can be told — America totally overreacted to 9/11 attack.
Don’t miss: new New Yorker profiles the infamous resting place for once and future disgraced politicians, the C Street House, in D.C. as "The Frat House for Jesus."
New video encourages Stephen Colbert to hold a “Restoring Truthiness” rally at the Lincoln Memorial next month.
U.S. troops in Iraq join in resisting deadly assault–so much for "new non-combat era." …. Tony Blair says he may cancel book tour in UK due to protests over his Iraq war role. ..Mix-up by London newspaper leads to woman getting 99 lashes in Iran.
Novel rock and roll death — member of ELO killed by hay bale that rolled down hill.
Watch brief teaser for my upcoming book on Upton Sinclair’s incredibly influential (and wild) leftwing race for governor of California in 1934, which inspired the invention of the modern political campaign–and Hollywood’s first all-out entry into politics.
Glenn Greenwald on his upcoming book, plus two new hard-hitting books on the American right.