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February 25, 2006

SOME ADVICE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE: I've got an oped in today's Wall Street Journal on the ports crisis. It's subscription-only, but you should be able to read it here. John J. Miller thinks it's "short and smart," and has already put up pretty much the same excerpt I would have.

UPDATE: Some thoughts in response, from Newsbeat1.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Speaking of the ports, Jim Geraghty wonders if the American public has reached a tipping point in terms of its attitude toward the Muslim world ("my sense that in recent weeks, a large chunk of Americans just decided that they no longer have any faith in the good sense or non-hostile nature of the Muslim world"). That's something I was suggesting in our podcast interview with Claire Berlinski (recorded yesterday, up later in the week), where I said that I thought the hostility over the port deal was tied to the Cartoon Wars and unhappiness over the Bush Administration's response. Read all of Jim's post for a not-very-cheerful take.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Gerard van der Leun weighs in with a bit more advice for the White House.