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FATHER ALONG FOR SUNDAY
Bono pens NYT op-ed on this week’s shocking "Bloody Sunday" report: justice at last for families, and lessons for elsewhere, maybe. Plus, a flashback to the studio when U2 recorded "Sunday Bloody Sunday." Record exec: Kill the bloody, bad word for radio…. Update on the Lord Saville report itself, and the man at least partly responsible, as I highlighted earlier this week, for it: the whistleblowing "Soldier 027" (now in witness protection program).
Frank Rich: Obama was right, this is a "9/11" moment, and he needs to "clean house" and clean clocks–and show government can work. … Nick Kristof for Father’s Day pays tribute to his late dad and the immigrant experience…. See my new piece for all the dads whose kids have not come home from our wars: One man ‘s story.
Daily Beast headline: "ANTICLIMACTIC: Federal Panel Votes Against ‘Female Viagra."
Naomi Klein on Gulf leak, a "hole in the earth," and the "hubris" of capitalism. …. Andy Borowtiz imagines BP boss Tony Hayward’s comment on going to yacht races yesterday: "Well, at least my yacht doesn’t have a leak."
Another day, another report of Afghan civilians, including kids, killed in air strike….
Wash Post: Ombud says Deep Throat might be out of luck at the paper today, people with tips don’t know how to reach reporters or have trouble doing it when they try…. High school journalist shows adult reporters how to do it — state senator walks out on tough interview.
— SATURDAY ON THE LINKS
AFGHAN AWOL Nationwide alert for Afghan pilots who went AWOL — in Texas. Oh, how much trouble could a few planes do? …. This comes just as more concerns raised about Obama’s double-talking on the war back in their home. George Will pushing for keeping to timetable for U.S. pullback as timetables threatened (again).