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Al Jazeera Kicked Out Of Iraq

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April 2, 2003
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Al Jazeera has been banned from Iraq. How on earth could the Iraqis be stupid enough to kick out the Jihad channel? Meanwhile, the regime insists that reports that coalition forces are near Baghdad are lies. It’ll be hard to convince Baghdadis of that when they’ll be able to see coalition forces with their...

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Hmmm…

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April 2, 2003
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Clifford May makes an interesting observation in NRO today: And isn’t it telling that when Saddam’s regime sends out a flack to read a statement or to interview a fellow propagandist such as Peter Arnett, he wears a uniform. When they send soldiers out to fight, they’re more likely to be dressed in civvies.

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Betrayal

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April 2, 2003
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Now that American forces are less than 25 miles from Baghdad, the people of Baghdad (and the entire Arab world) are in for a rude awakening. A recent MSNBC poll showed that 50% of Arabs believe Iraq will win this war. Among Baghdadis, that number is probably just as high, subjected as they are...

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It’s Begun

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April 1, 2003
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The 3rd Infantry Division is pushing towards Baghdad from the south-west, while the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force is moving up from the south-east. This is where we will see the effects of all those bombs that have been dropped on the Republican Guard near Baghdad in the last week.

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Lithwick’s Take

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April 1, 2003
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Dahlia Lithwick has her usual incisive take on the Supreme Court’s Michigan affirmative action hearings today. Lithwick is an unabashed liberal, like just about everyone in the “mainstream” media; but her Supreme Court dispatches are usually readable and reliable.

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Audio of Supreme Court Arguments

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April 1, 2003
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You can hear the audio of Supreme Court arguments in the Michigan affirmative action cases here. You can read the transcripts of the arguments in the two cases here and here. Pay attention to Justice O’Connor’s questions, since she will probably cast the deciding vote in this case. UPDATE: So I listened to the...

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The Mother of All Battles

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April 1, 2003
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One week ago I predicted what the allies would do to the Republican Guard: If the past few days are any indication, the Republican Guard will not surrender, but will defend every inch of territory. Too bad. For them. The US military does not fight fair. Expect a gigantic air and ground bombardment to...

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Cowards?

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April 1, 2003
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The only positive aspect of the “embedded” media coverage of this war is all the cool pictures and videos of Americans fighting on the ground, handing out humanitarian aid and treating even their enemies with compassion. Our troops are fighting with bravery and precision, decimating the enemy and taking very minimal casualties themselves, while...

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Michigan Cases

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April 1, 2003
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Lost amidst all the war news is the fact that the Supreme Court is hearing the University of Michigan affirmative action cases today. It’ll be interesting to see the questions coming from Sandra Day O’Connor, since hers will probably be the deciding vote. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court is so tradition-bound that you can only...

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Al Gore And The Dixie Chicks

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April 1, 2003
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Al Gore defends the Dixie Chicks: “Our democracy has taken a hit,” declared former Vice President, Al Gore to a college audience in Murfreesboro, TN. Gore lamented that because of Dixie Chick Natalie Maine’s remarks about the President they were, “made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said.” Gore...

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Saddam Flops

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April 1, 2003
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Saddam claimed he was going to make a TV statement at noon eastern today. MSNBC switched to Iraqi TV, only to show…the Iraqi information minister reading a statement from Saddam. That’s worse than a tape.

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Best Coverage

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April 1, 2003
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If you only have one hour a day to watch news about the war on TV, what should you watch? The winner is…Special Report with Brit Hume. My favorite Fox News program gets better during war. Hume gives you everything you need to know every day at 6 PM and 9 PM Eastern on...

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Maybe They Really Are

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April 1, 2003
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MSNBC has an unspecified poll showing that 50% of Arabs believe that Iraq will win the war. They’re in for a rude shock.

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Are The Arabs Stupid?

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March 31, 2003
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“Are the Arabs really this stupid?” wonders Jonah Goldberg.

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Questions For The Iraqis

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March 31, 2003
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Arnold Kling has some basic questions for the press to ask the Iraqis.

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