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Links of the Week 8 August 2008

Top Five
In No Particular Order
Beware the Ides of August

Bizarre Scene on the House Floor

Looks like the GOP is getting crunk…it would be interesting to see how many of those present for this “protest” get reelected this November.

Mr. Darcy Comes Courting

A great op-ed that brings politics and literature together with this comparison of Obama to Mr. Darcy from “Pride and Prejudice”

Pride, Prejudice and Politics: What a Literary Election!

Castle tackles biggest flaws in school law

Politics

Tie goes to Obama

Obama Leads, Pessimism Reigns Among Key Group

Race Proves to Be Unwelcome but Persistent Issue

Rep. Conyers Gets Out Latino Vote for Obama (Or Maybe Not)

Reliably GOP State Is Up for Grabs

Change you can believe in (but can you trust it?)

GOP returns for Day 2 of talkathon

Race-card flap reopens Clinton camp wounds

Nancy Pelosi’s Power Recipe

Democratic Aides Working on Plan To Keep the Peace At the Convention

She’s Back!

They’re Baaaack… Swift Boat Veterans Take Aim At Obama

Economy/Business

New York Feels the Pinch From Wall Street Downturn
The poor economy train is just leaving the building….

Microsoft sees end of Windows era

Women

Black women given short shrift by CNN

What women want Michelle Obama, Covergirl

Health

Young People Uninsured

World

`Narco state’ illegally uses Red Cross, Telesur logos

EU Announces $5 Million Relief for Haiti

Other

USA Basketball: Player Primer for the Uninitiated; Pictures for Everyone

Beauty salons teach women about stroke

Poverty amid plenty

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