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NO SUNDAY OF REST
Newsweek cover story out today: Re-thinking Afghan war, i.e. not worth it? ….Shocking detail in that report of U.S. Army suicides climbing again: massive surge among Guard, probably due to U.S. economic stress.
Study finds only about 2% of top climate scientists do not believe in man-made global warming. Will media care?
American Nazi group now patrolling border in (where else?) Arizona.
Frank Rich hits Mel Gibson and recalls rightwing, and Fox, backing for Mel and "The Passion." Where are they now? …. Maureen Dowd: If Roman Polanski were a priest he’d still be working in the Vatican.
According to CBS News WH reporter Mark Knoller—first 18 months in office Obama took 65 days off, Bush: 216.
Good for Tom Friedman: he slams CNN for firing Middle East expert Octavia Nasr over "Hezbollah" slip.
Leave it to Cleaver: Waiting for Daily Show to come back & cover most absurd story of year: New Black Panther threat. Wash Post ombud elevates it here.
PBS ombud Michael Getler strongly critiques that fawning series about George Shultz, and PBS, partly inspired by piece I wrote about it week here — and creator smacks me in response.