In Dagbladet's blog: An EU out of touch with the people.
New blog: Milblogg, by Stian Hopmark, an officer in the Norwegian army.
Rita Karlsen at Human Rights Service responds to accusations about bad statistics. Read on.
Brand new Norwegian/American blogger: Seixon, who writes about the Norwegian media's selective reporting on Iraq war casualties.
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New post in Dagbladet's blog, about the report from Human Rights Service on family reunion abuse.
Apropos demographics, Human Rights Service has released a report detailing the extensive exploitation of family "reunion" laws as an immigration back door. A large generation of non-Western children is approaching marriable age. How many of them will have to be traded on the immigration market before we stop this?
29 year old Kurd convicted in Sweden for financing Ansar al-Islam used to live in Bergen, where he was the "mullah" of a small and despised extremist circle.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a jihad - even people who are slaughtered by the hundreds just because they're fed up with their evil dictator. Update: Øyvind Strømmen has more.
Newsweek didn't "lie", they made a mistake. And when people start killing each other over desecrated books, that's their problem, not the messenger's, even when the messenger is wrong, (or just nervous). Update: More at Typisk Tor Andre. Update: Doubts about whether the Newsweek article was even responsible for the riots.
In Dagbladet: More about quality journalism. Now is the time to explain to the newspapers what kind of journalism you want - falling sales figures forces them to listen.
Matt Welch in Reason on the Putin-Bush relationship. "Bush, to his credit, has rejected most of Putin's linkage between the War on Terror and the civil war in Chechnya, and he has stood firmly on the side of liberal reformers most everywhere they have appeared along Russia's borders." Read also this post in Hit and Run.
Even more new Norwegian blogs: Tåkeprat fra et tåkesinn and Fredriks liv og tanker.
In Dagbladet's blog: Save us from mediocre journalism. See also this discussion for an example of what can happen when you let the readers into your newspaper.
New Norwegian blogs: Øyvind's Knowledge, Raymond M. Kristiansen's political blog, Anders Ulstein, and Harald's Feilinformert.
In Dagbladet: Must we have another EU debate?
No, Bin Laden isn't Hitler.