Links

David Brooks on the blogosphere and this election.

Both liberals and Republicans have an interest in exaggerating the netroots’ influence, but in reality that influence is surprisingly marginal, even among candidates for whom you’d think it would be strong.

(ht Tim Blair)
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John Podhoretz is pretty certain it’s going to be Hillary vs Rudy and calls it a “…tabloid journalists dream.”
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Syria is stomping it’s foot at Israel.

Israel sent several fighter jets towards its border with Syria Thursday after air force radar screens showed Syrian attack helicopters in flight on the Syrian side of the frontier, Israel Radio reported, adding that when the choppers were seen landing in Syrian territory, minutes afterward, the warplanes returned to base.

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Iraqi citizens continue to help find weapons caches.
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Here’s a story on the SCHIP vote without so much as word one about what the measure actually is for other than to help “poor children”. ROFL
I guess they did lower the income requirement a bit, but still…………….if poor people aren’t using SCHIP now why would you want to expand it other than to get more people to use it so you can call it succesful, even if that means middle income people get on it by cancelling their own private insurance.