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See my new post previewing Jack Hitt article in forthcoming Harper’s on "Palin Porn."
From the great Jonathan Landay of McClatchy: new report finds Afghan army still "riddled" with "corruption and feuding." Jeremy Scahill, watching Obama press conference with caped crusader Karsai, tweets: "Obama said he and McChrystal are ‘accountable’ for civilian deaths in Afghanistan. Really? How?"
New NBC/WSJ poll finds 31%, alltime high number, find political system "broken" and want third party.
The new Doug Liman film Fair Game, based on Plame case and starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watt, about to be screened at Cannes–we previewed it here last week and will follow what’s next. I just posted the first clip from it here.
If you missed the Greenwald/Lessig debate on Kagan on Democracy Now! today it is here….New Pulitzer winner Kathleen Parker hits Kagan as "miles away" from mainstream America. She once said much the same about Obama in a column I critiqued (and she later backtracked a bit)…. Colbert last night: Yes, critics are right, Kagan might be too young for court–big Justin Bieber fan, we hear.
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