Anderson Cooper does what a tough journalist ought to do: no ideology, just hard, insistent questions. He gets better and better:

Timothy Egan connects France's treatment of its Gypsies to the treatment of Muslims and illegal immigrants in the U.S:

[P]erhaps the best way to judge the health of a nation’s heart is by how it treats the shunned. Plagued by low poll numbers, France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy this summer set out to dismantle Gypsy camps and deport the people to Romania and Bulgaria. It has proven to be a popular move at home, but prompted a stinging rebuke from the European Union’s justice commissioner, Viviane Reding; she compared the expulsions to ethnic cleansing by the Nazis.

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