Ana Marie Cox: "When Gonzales said John Ashcroft was 'lucid' and 'did most of the talking,' what he really meant was that Ashcroft was 'feeble, barely articulate, clearly stressed.' No perjury here!" (Also, how the testimony raises new questions for Gonzales.)
Abu Aardvark, on Iraq: "There's no other way to spin this: this summit was billed as the last chance, and it has failed."
* Market crash: European officials are investigating conflicts of interest between credit-rating agencies and banks. And in the midst of the global financial crisis, our Treasury Secretary is, uh, pretty darned quiet.
* Two years and one billion dollars later, how is New Orleans doing? (C'mon, guess.)
* Looking ahead to the next big battle in Iraq. (Courtesy Swampland.)
* "Rudy Giuliani's essay in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, laying out his ideas for a new U.S. foreign policy, is one of the shallowest articles of its kind I've ever read."
* Europe looks ahead to its own pension crisis. Would love to hear our leaders addressing this issue...
* Tom Tomorrow with a parable on Democrats and Republicans.
* The Lutheran church softens its stance on gays and lesbians.
* Netflix embraces customer service and keeps its call center in America.
* Write your own punchline: 'actor' Steven Seagal wants an apology from the FBI.
It's official: Dungeons and Dragons, 4th edition.
Neat. Aquanaut spends 13 days beneath a lake in a homemade sub.
How about a terrifying Mark Trail squirrel montage? (Perfect for a PC wallpaper, I note.) (Courtesy The Comics Curmudgeon.)