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State of the Day: As the U.S. surges, Maliki purges. He seems to be getting the hang of this democracy thing The Osterley Times: Saudi Arabia backs o

State of the Day: As the U.S. surges, Maliki purges. He seems to be getting the hang of this democracy thing

The Osterley Times: Saudi Arabia backs off from Bush. Y'think Bushites are puzzled as to why any country in the Middle East might be plotting a separate course from their own? These guys are to diplomacy what Rush Limbaugh is to race relations. Their heedless bungling across the region has been monumentally destructive.

NO QUARTER: A letter, written by a group of former intelligence officers, reflects disgust with George Tenet's effort to burnish his image with his new "tell" all book.

Sensen No Sen: A solution to the apparent impasse over re-opening New Orleans public housing - which is, by and large, safe enough for occupancy - remains in limbo. Efforts to provide housing to the poorest and economically weakest residents of New Orleans are not being vigorously pursued by the Louisiana congressional delegation 

The Sideshow: Always has a great roundup...

This American Life is rerunning the 2006 Peabody Award-winning Habeas Schmabeas. This report, about the denial of habeas corpus to terrorism suspects, focuses on the stories of two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners and explains why the right is so fundamental in American law.  Go listen...

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