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NYT public editior Clark Hoyt considers criticism of use of euphemism "targeted killing" instead of "assassination," and more in that vein.
Colbert, GA. decides not to invite Stephen Colbert to its Fourth of July picnic—refusing petition to change pronunciation from Cull-bert to Coal-bare.
Elizabeth Warren: Forget left vs. right. It’s greed vs. fairness, banks vs. families and like that.
L.A. Times: Kagan’s views on abortion far from clear….. Gingrich: no hearings needed, withdraw nomination, she’s "anti-military." ….Jay Rosen tweet re: Glenn Greenwald on ABC’s "This Week" today: "did what he was there to do: he busted the Washington consensus, criticizing Obama and the Republicans." Let’s go to the video.
Israel bars Noam Chomsky at border as he arrives for lecture.
THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE BOYS: Frank Rich on George Rekers, hypocrisy and "heaven sent rent boys."
SPECTER OF DEFEAT? Arlen in new ad now going after Sestak from the left, calling him "pro gun control." …. Wash Post previews Tuesday primaries around USA…. Palin backs Brewer, misreads laws, says "come visit Arizona." The trifecta!…..Rolling Stone: Rove secretly running GOP again and raising $135 milion war chest.
THAT ’70s SHOW: Don’t miss high school photo of Ben Bernanke with shaggy hair and moustache on page 8 of NYT biz section today.
MUMBLES and SIGH: Listen to two of our great modern philiosophers chat: Bob Dylan with Tom Waits. Plus: that Seth MacFarlane video (funny until Ali arrives).