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10:50 AM, Nov 16, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Jen Rubin corrects the L.A. Times: "And to prevent (Ft. Hood) from happening again, we need to get over the diversity fetish (which imagines that Americans are too dumb to distinguish between nonviolent Muslims and those who've adopted a murderous ideology) and get on with the business of fighting a war against those who want many, many more Fort Hoods."

Finding an impartial jury for KSM should be easy, right?

WSJ: Meet the health-care rationing commission.

"Going Rogue" reviewed: "This is not the prejudiced, dim-witted ideologue of the popular liberal imagination."

Is the Washington Post still stuck on the PTSD narrative?
"Attack is a reminder of the mental demons unleashed by combat," even though Hasan had never been in combat, and we here at the Post don't consider those he killed to have died in combat. Wait, what were we saying?

U.S. Chamber and other critics of Obamacare plan an economic study to illuminate the job-killer.

Barone advises a Democratic president, whose job-saving policies are hard to recognize, but job-killing policies are obvious: "So here is a suggestion for the jobs summit. The president should put on again the bipartisan hat he wore during much of the campaign and embrace the proposal by some Republicans for a payroll tax holiday. Cutting our most regressive tax should appeal to Democrats. And it would immediately reduce the cost of job creation. Voting for health care legislation may or may not help incumbents. Voting for a payroll tax cut would."

Another illustrious member of the Party of Tax Hikes has to go pay her back taxes before running.

Japanese press to Obama:
"Were the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima the right decision?" Obama: "Err, uhh, wanna talk about N. Korea?"

An Obama supporter on the bow:
""The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms....The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part."

Heart-ache: Health care is least wished for Christmas gift in a New York Magazine poll.

SNL goes after Obamacare.

Video: The UCONN College Republicans explore the prevalence of the bowing protocol Obama observed with Akihito: