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| Sunday, June 11, 2006

Not even upon his death could The Associated Press call Abu Musab al-Zarqawi what he was in life -- a terrorist. The AP continued to insist that this murderous henchman was a "militant." And that's simply outrageous. ... In its account of House Republicans reviving efforts to slash funding for public broadcasting, The Boston Globe says "that could force elimination of some popular" PBS or National Public Radio programs. Well, if they are so popular, there should be plenty of private support to sustain them, right • ... Several television stations nationwide are refusing to run an advertisement sponsored by the Center for Union Facts that lays bare the economic and moral corruption of unionism. One station manager said the ad was "inflammatory" and "incendiary." Notice he didn't say "untruthful." ... Reacting to news that scientists say road rage may be the result of a disease -- "intermittent explosive disorder" -- Claude Lewis writes (in The Philadelphia Inquirer) that it's time to stop "medicalizing" bad behavior. And he offers a cure for road rage: Sentence the "road rager ... to a lifetime of public transportation." Yep, that'll do it. ... Barbra Streisand will tour the U.S. for the first time in a decade this fall to, in part, raise money for her campaign against global warming. How she'll sing and keep her mouth closed is a mystery to us.

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