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AM Briefing (9/30/11): al-Awlaki and Obama, Berkeley’s Diversity Bake Sale and more

Politico’s Arena asks: Anwar al-Awlaki killing an Obama foreign policy triumph? Heritage’s James Carafano answers. So does Dean Baker of Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald says the outrage from the so-called Berkeley Diversity Bake Sale is nothing but misguided. (New York Post)

Brookings’ William Frey says more people than ever are claiming a black-white heritage and it’s because Americans are more accepting of diversity. (USA Today)

Jonah Goldberg says centrists are abandoning Obama. Does that mean he’ll have to go hard left for 2012? (National Review)

Will U.S. economic clout sink Palestinian UN request? (Bloomberg)

Why don’t we have jetpacks yet? (New York Times)

Return of the czar (Forbes)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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