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The Atlantic Is Bringing Blogging Back

The Atlantic is returning to blogging, the158 year-old media company announced last night in a blog post. The new section of TheAtlantic.com, called Notes, will be a place for “first thoughts, running arguments, stories in progress,” the section’s tagline promises. 380 more words

Leather Postcards

Have you started getting (or sending) seasonal greeting cards? I have received and answered two already: one from a cousin who wants to be sure folks have her new address, another from a friend in England who has to get a lot done before spending Christmas with her daughter in Hong Kong. 248 more words

Iran's Road Not Taken Permanently Closed

Robert Worth in NYT:

Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, the plain-spoken senior Shiite cleric who helped forge Iran’s system of religious government and went on to become a fierce critic of its hard-line rulers, died Sunday morning at the age of 87.

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New York Times

One Of The Longest Running Beefs In The Blogosphere Continues...

Joe Klein at Swampland at Time:

Afghanistan is different. There are familiar arguments about why this is so–we invaded them because they allowed Al Qaeda safe havens to plan attacks on us, for example.

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New Media

Yes, The Very First Graduate Of Rice University Elected Mayor

Luisita Lopez Torregrosa at Politics Daily:

Finally, after a grim series of setbacks, a ray of light, not just a glimmer but a huge lit-up sky, has broken through for gay advocates across the nation.

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James Joyner

The advocates for the Af-pak war demonstrate their bankruptcy. Will the American public notice?

Polls show that support for the Af-pak war is fading.  The standard rationals for the war — prevent another 9-11, nation-building — are demolished.  The debate has shown the war’s advocates without an substantive reasons for the war.  616 more words

Iraq & Afghanistan

He Brings Right And Left Together And He Brings Us Lewis Black

We all know liberals love themselves some Jon Stewart. But conservatives?

Jacob Gershman in New York Magazine:

While the movement professes a disdain for the “liberal media elite,” it has made an exception for the true-blue 46-year-old comedian.

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Mainstream