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Must Read Op-Eds for Friday, November 18, 2011

11/18/11 09:23AM

OUT OF ZUCCOTTI PARK AND INTO THE STREETS  BY EUGENE ROBINSONWASHINGTON POSTIn Midtown Manhattan ... famously jaded New Yorkers were eager to talk about Occupy Wall Street. Buttonholing people at random, I found a lot of support for the decision by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to clear the park. ... But I also found a lot of agreement with the protesters — even if not everyone had the same idea about just what the protesters were saying. ... The erstwhile occupiers of Zuccotti Park swear that they aren’t going anywhere — that they’ll get back into the park one way or another. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, Nov. 18th

11/18/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Occupy's 'day of action' ends with scores of arrestsPoll: Obama job approval edges up, GOP contest remains fluidWill conservative talkers turn on Cain?In the end, the Jets can’t stop TebowHillary Clinton to visit MyanmarHouse prepares to vote on balanced budget proposal read more

Iran official: Iran's nuclear program not for making arms

11/17/11 01:06PM

Mika Brzezinski: Are you saying it doesn’t exist? Leader, that is against Islamic jurisprudence to build use and mass destructive weapons. And secondly, it doesn’t add to our security. It is more liability than asset for us. Our military muscle is strong enough to repel or to deter any imminent threat, and this basically is a very important achievement.Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations: “Well, quite frankly it’s impossible to take the Iranian denial seriously. read more