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The Patriot-News issues a retraction for a story printed 150 years ago.

In the editorial about President Abraham Lincoln’s speech delivered Nov. 19, 1863, in Gettysburg, the Patriot & Union failed to recognize its momentous importance, timeless eloquence, and lasting significance. The Patriot-News regrets the error.

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2007David Brooks: Apologist for Racism:

Last Friday, David Brooks wrote that it was a "slur" to say that Ronald Reagan's 1980 Philadelphia, Mississippi campaign speech about "states rights" was a piece of unbridled racism. Reagan, according to Brooks, was possibly insensitive, but not exploiting racism, and the people who say he was are wicked and naughty and overly partisan:[...]

For attempting to cover up the Republican party's decades of using racial division to achieve electoral victories, for defending Reagan's participation in the "Southern strategy" and thereby seeking to cleanse Reagan of the fully-deserved taint of vicious racism, and possibly to resuscitate that racist strategy for future use, David Brooks deserves far, far worse than a few blog posts excoriating him. By defying convention and effectively calling out a fellow columnist, Bob Herbert moved a step closer to the level of humiliation Brooks deserves, but we're not there yet.

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On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin reminds that too-early generic ballot polling means very little, updates the spin game on ACA "enrollment," and notes the policy/politics divide on the issue. Rick Perlstein's "The Grand Old Tea Party" picks up a fave Greg theme. Next, "The Nanny Recipes: Skip the Microwave." Armando previews a piece on the hypothetical 2016 Dem primary. Former Kos-er Kaili Joy Gray serves up "Idaho Republican Rapist" crazy, crossed with guns. "Rand Paul Fights Imaginary Doughnut Ban." Finally, GunFAIL Derp of the Week: two stories about the latest hotness: accidentally firing your gun while out shopping.

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