It's a start. At Fort Carson yesterday the president met with 98 relatives of 26 soldiers killed in Iraq--only the third such meeting. He still has not attended a single funeral for the 431 US citizens killed in Iraq in the armed forces, even though 40 of the funerals took place just four miles from the White House. Bush has carved out time, by contrast, to attend 41 fundraising receptions since the war began. (Via Cursor).

Neocon dingbat Ann Coulter waxes anti-Semitic:
In addition to having a number of family deaths among them, the Democrats' other big idea – too nuanced for a bumper sticker – is that many of them have Jewish ancestry. There's Joe Lieberman: Always Jewish. Wesley Clark: Found Out His Father Was Jewish in College. John Kerry: Jewish Since He Began Presidential Fund-Raising. Howard Dean: Married to a Jew. Al Sharpton: Circumcised. Even Hillary Clinton claimed to have unearthed some evidence that she was a Jew – along with the long lost evidence that she was a Yankees fan. And that, boys and girls, is how the Jews survived thousands of years of persecution: by being susceptible to pandering.
(Via Atrios.)

Southern Exposure. TalkLeft points out a timely, new group blog on Latin American affairs.

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