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Time magazine’s new cover story: "Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace."
More attacks on Muslims in USA. Two of today’s episodes: fists fly at a hookah bar. Man beats guy in turban, says, go home, : “You’re not even American, you’re Al-Qaeda.” But those gunshots near mosque in Tennesee? May have just been opening of squirrel season.
Wash Post headline says it: "Twitter Breaks News on Discovery Channel Gunman."
Here are some of liveliest quotes from Meghan McCain’s new Dirty Sexy Politics book, so you don’t have to buy or even skim it. And Wash Post reviews it, suggesting there is some sexual tension in the cover photo of Meghan with an elephant, before concluding: "She ended the  campaign feeling alienated from her party and worried about its domination by the Christian right.
New Bob Woodward book on Obama’s first year in office, still untitled, with a lot of debate over Afghan policy, arriving Sept. 27…. Obama and George W. Bush, it turns out, hardly ever speak.
Coming from NYT Mag on Sunday–how London tabloid listened in on, and ‘hacked," the elite, right up to "the royals." Piece now posted…. We noted earlier that in his new memoir Tony Blair admitted that he "wept" for those killed due to the war in Iraq but he said he’d join the U.S. effort again. But actually the book reveals very little, this review says.