More evidence that the Red Cross was barred from meeting with prisoners at Guantanamo.
Good read: Paul Krugman follows the corporate money in politics.
Dan Froomkin on Bush's other war, on the judicial branch.
* Ugh. "The United States has failed to obtain a General Assembly resolution focused on rape used by governments and armed groups to achieve political and military objectives."
* "Mississippi is the only state for which the Bush administration has waived the rule that 50 percent of its Community Development Block Grants be spent on low-income programs."
* "Smith is still the most common American surname, but for the first time, two Hispanic names are in the top 10."
* The number of Army desertions is way up.
* With only one flaw: Venezuela seems likely to start an extraordinary experiment in centralized, oil-fueled socialism.
* Gail Collins on the Democrats' debate.
* What the?! The crime of the century, involving Ron Paul coins.
* Man, given more free time and money, this is exactly the kind of movie-going project I'd be all over. As is, I haven't even been to the theater in almost two months.
* And then Shakira went undercover to take a college class. Huh.
"Scientists say they may be on the brink of translating into words the thoughts of a man who can no longer speak."
Cyberpunk now: "For as little as $1,000 and a saliva sample, customers of an infant industry will be able to learn what is known about how their biological code shapes who they are."
Strike news: Writers and studios are back at the bargaining table. Fingers crossed.