Good read: Michael Scherer on disturbing trends in domestic surveillance. Is this the kind of country we want to live in?
* New proposed HHS anti-abortion regulation would mean providers don't even have to provide information about alternate procedures.
* Bad news: progress in Iraq could slide if something isn't done about former Sunni insurgents. More from Joe Klein here.
* Bush administration agrees to a timetable to withdraw from Iraq, so, I guess by their own words, they're admitting defeat.
* Analysis: 'Washington worries that an emboldened but estranged Moscow could use its arms industry and influence to undermine U.S. interests.'
* How the West can help Georgia.
* Huh. Intel announces wireless power. Here's hoping it pans out. (Courtesy p_sunshine.)
* Hee. "For eight years, U.S. science policy hasn't been dictated by actual science, so our next president is going to have to overcompensate."
* So, why aren't decathletes the top Olympians?
Ooh, they might add a Hugo Award for graphic novels.
On the heels of Stargate: Atlantis not being renewed, they announce a third series: Stargate: Universe.