October 28, 2003
Fire update

It's ugly out there. Word in the newsroom is that Julian, a really nice little town, is in imminent danger of being wiped out by the blaze. Palomar Mountain is also being evacuated. Though the fire is apparently turning away from Escondido, the smoke there today was worse than yesterday. As I drove down from […]

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October 28, 2003
Human rights in North Korea

There are none, and that's the point. Melanie Kirkpatrick has an excellent piece on South Korea's complicity in trying to keep the evil in the North quiet.

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October 28, 2003
Bleachers

If you haven't checked out John Grisham's latest novel -- get it. Bleachers isn't one of his legal thrillers, instead it is the story of Neely Crenshaw, who returns to his hometown as the town's legendary football coach lays dying. The coach is loved for the success he brought to the small town, and hated […]

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October 28, 2003
Look! A victim!

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, under immense fire for his column last week when he sought to explain Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad anti-Semitism, comes out with a defense -- sort of. First, Krugman tries to rewrite history. Last week, Krugman explained that Mahathir's anti-Semitism was Bush's fault. This week Krugman uses a technique […]

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October 28, 2003
The latest fire numbers

As reported by the local ABC affiliate: Cedar fire: 206,664 acres burned Paradise fire: 30,000 acres burned Otay fire: 45,291 acres burned 881 homes destroyed (San Diego County only) 12 deaths The firefighting cost has been estimated at about $100 million and the damage is in the billions of dollars.

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It is now an inevitability that whatever the story, however complex its details, members of the American press will react by announcing who must be forbidden to speak going forward. https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/11/when-journalists-become-speech-police/

Rep.-elect John James (MI) and Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt (TX) are close friends and are first two Black graduates of West Point to enter Congress. They are even from the same class! Both Republicans. No surprise there have been almost zero national media profiles of either or both.

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