* On the built-in corruption of politicians and lobbyists.
* How politics is killing the anthrax vaccine.
* Fred Kaplan on missed opportunities in the Middle East.
* Military to start using more data from the Iraqi government.
* Dick Polman gives out special awards for the Republican YouTubes debate.
* Making the big time: new papal encyclical attacks atheism.
* Re-translating the 'Gospel of Judas.'
* Holy cats! Activision and Blizzard to merge.