A charter school asks: "Would six-figure salaries attract better teachers?"
"It's looking more and more like we'll have 'do-over' caucus contests in Michigan and Florida, a compromise that manages to combine the undemocratic format of caucuses with the permissiveness of bad parents who make rules only to allow their children to break them."
FRIDAY NEWS AVALANCHE:
* Good read: how statewide budget cuts, fueled by a loss of federal money, are impacting small-town America.
* Oversight, schmoversight. White House says no Congressional approval is needed when setting a long-term security agreement with Iraq. Because, you know, who cares what the American people think.
* Journalists discuss five years in Iraq.
* Analysis: how Iran has benefited from our invasion of Iraq.
* Looking for a pattern in the Times Square bombing.
* Bush has spent literally a third of his presidency on vacation. So far.
* Victor Bout, that famous arms dealer who was just arrested, has some ties to the US government that might prove embarrassing.
* The Fact Checker looks at Clinton's taxes and why they are an issue.
* Looking back at the Huckabee candidacy - and what comes next.
* Taking on the Whole Foods mindset: on the hypocrisy of the green consumer. (Courtesy judithiscariot.)
* Turns out the Grand Canyon is older than we thought.
* Germany wants a new medal for bravery... but not the Iron Cross.
* I don't buy action figures anymore, but I don't know if I will be able to resist a figure of Scud (or the Maxx!)
A new anime version of Lilo & Stitch?
Robin D. Laws has a great new idea for a Facebook application: the Freak-Out Pie.