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10 March 2006 @ 01:25 pm
Now that work's quieted down...  
Bush thinks the ports-deal rejection sends a bad message. NYTimes analysis discusses the implications for free trade abroad. David Ignatius on the dangers of anti-Arab sentiments at home. David S. Broder covers the Republican breakdown.

"Political momentum is growing for a change in federal policy that would require government-funded health researchers to make the results of their work freely available on the Internet."

* Andrew Cohen on a Congressional cop-out
* Infamous prison at Abu Ghraib to shut down.
* The military discusses the Iraqi civil war and what they might do.
* Asra Nomani on the Sharia problem.
* Analysis: Republicans wary of following the administration's lead these days.
* Maryland House votes in favor of returning to paper ballots.
* Yeah, when even South Carolina is turning down your anti-evolution shenanigans, might be time to revise your tactics.
* Census report looks at the changing face of an aging America.
* Liquid water found on Saturn moon?
* Rosemary Kooiman, champion of pagan rights, passed away.

Today's awesome science headline: Rat-squirrel back after 11-million-year absence
PMMJ: News Chimpcheetahmaster on March 10th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
"But if they are guilty of anything, the House Republicans who are revolting on this issue are guilty of doing something the incompetent staffers at the White House can't seem to do very well these days: listen and respond effectively to their constituents. When all is said and done, security-minded Americans would rather not see management of terminals at our U.S. ports in the hands of an Arab state-owned company whose government officials not only provided cover to Osama bin Laden before 9/11 and created a ripe environment that facilitated al Qaeda financing and remained a logistical hub after 9/11, but who also still maintain a catch-and-release policy toward terror suspects, deny the existence of our established ally, Israel, and may be providing material support for terrorism even as they welcome U.S. military forces to their shores...

"House Republicans continue to get overwhelmingly negative feedback from their constituents about the deal. The message is clear: Bush is blowing it. Will all the brilliant GOP political strategists--the ones who are always telling us the American people know best and that the Republican Party is most in tune with ordinary citizens--now reprimand House GOP members for taking the electorate's pulse and reacting to bona fide national security concerns?"

-Michelle Malkin
PMMJ: News Chimpcheetahmaster on March 10th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Dan Froomkin's readers write in to explain the mindset of Bush supporters.
maia: What's Upmaroonmd on March 11th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
I'll see your rat-squirrel, and raise you a furry lobster