Opening Act: War on Religion

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Aug. 9 2012 8:09 AM

Opening Act: War on Religion

I'm traveling much of the day for some reporting, so this blog will probably have a quiet afternoon.

The Romney campaign's new ad lays it on with a trowel; the "war on religion" claim comes, oddly enough, from a syndicated Michael Gerson column.

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It's almost quaint that they felt they had to source that. The music is nice, too.

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This must represent some high point for "both sides do it" shrug-ism.

Ezra Klein up and asks the economists cited in a Romney white paper if the paper represents their work fairly. Hilarity ensues.

Dana Milbank and Adam Serwer tag-team Andrew McCarthy over the Muslim Brotherhood story.

Jennifer Rubin manages to argue that Bill Clinton's legacy makes Obama look worse,

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