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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

This Friday I pull together some recommended reading from around the blogosphere: 1. For months now, politicians on both sides of the aisle in the...

This Friday I pull together some recommended reading from around the blogosphere:

1. For months now, politicians on both sides of the aisle in the U.S. have been calling on one another to be “grown ups.” So I was particularly struck by this op-ed in last week’s Wall Street Journal by Peggy Noonan, in which the author urges (her own) Republican party to be “grown up” in its response to the Sotomayor nomination to the Supreme Court.

2. In the aftermath of the murder of late-term abortion provider George Tiller, Slate’s William Saletan effectively encourages everyone on all sides of this heated debate to approach it as grown-ups.

3. William Langeweische’s riveting account in the June issue of Vanity Fair of the miraculous landing of a U.S. Airways plane in the Hudson river last January is a must-read. I never knew that geese – or the intricate details of airplane back-up systems – could be so fascinating. The article is also eerily well-timed given the disappearance of the Air France jet over the Atlantic.

4. Finally, for some light fun, have a look at this rap video made by young conservatives. Eminem, look out!

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