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Talking Points Memo: The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapp

Talking Points Memo: The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded.

Hard News: Doctors are fleeing Iraq and the medical system has become sickening

Oliver Willis: A moment of irony...

Vague Nihilism: What ideas are behind the Conservative Movement?

Bob Geiger: Best of the week's editorial cartoons

GRAB BAG: The disconnect between Israeli public opinion and government policy... Latest approval ratings for all 100 U.S. Senators...The "Ig Nobels" highlight science of a special kind...Why Bill Cosby is wrong...A map of active U.S. hate groups...recognizing the people and players responsible for polluting our information environment...the National Science Teachers Association has refused to accept free copies of "An Inconvenient Truth"


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