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Naomi Klein at Huff Post on the G20 results and Toronto, which seems "like a crime scene to me" after hundreds of arrests. ….Simon Johnson, meanwhile, says Krugman should be new budget director — to save us from The Age of Auserius.
Glenn Greenwald on "two poles" of journalism, hitting CBS’s Lara Logan for ripping Rolling Stone’s MIchael Hastings. Logan actually charged: "Hastings has never served his country the way McChrystal has." She also says her policy is to tell interviewers all key subjects she’ll raise before talking to them… .
Dave Weigel, axed by Wash Post, with very honest assessment of his career (at Breitbart’s site), "hubris" and getting too "cocky" and snarky on that list-serv, and what he hopes to do next.
TPM with great live blog of Kagan hearings right now. Only took a few minutes for Sen. Sessions to mention the word "socialism." …. Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling puts local, state gun bans at risk…. Court also says it won’t stop lawsuit against Vatican saying it transferred a priest despite repeated sexual abuse accusations.
Rachel Maddow will be hosting show from Kabul next week. … House Dems move to strip money from Afghans due to corruption…. Nancy Pelosi to Huff Post promises there will be big drawdown of troops next July.