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Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten of the LA Times lay out The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 2lst Century how right-wing strategists are neutralizing the Democrats traditional advantages with Latinos, women, African-Americans and Jews — and even union members. Tom and Peter will be speaking and signing One Party Country Friday at 700pm at Duttons Brentwood, 11975 San Vicente Blvd. in L.A.
Also: IAN WILLIAMS says the winner in Lebanon is Hezbollah: Israel succeeded in destroying the infrastructure of Lebanon and killing hundreds of Lebanese civilians, but Hezbollah now enjoys immense prestige across the Arab and Muslim world for standing against Israeli arms longer than any of the national armies of the region.
Ian is UN Correspondent for The Nation and the Deadline Pundit at blogspot.com.
Plus: The Great Black Way: L.A.’s Central Avenue in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance: R. J. SMITH explores the world of rhythm and blues, black comics with socially-tinged humor, and the start of the popular civil rights movement in Los Angeles. R.J. is a senior editor at Los Angeles Magazine. Hes written for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Magazine.
PLAYLIST: Charles Brown, Joe Liggins, Big Jay McNeely.
WEB EXTRA: What is George Bush reading on his summer vacation in Crawford? Press Secretary Tony Snow said he just finished The Stranger by Albert Camus. Maureen Dowd asked what Bush thought about the book. He liked it, Snow replied.
READ Maureen Dowd, Camus Comes to Crawford