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09 January 2009 @ 02:06 pm
now with bonus Hispaniolan solenodon  
"Israel's assault on Gaza has really created an almost unbelievable no-lose situation for al-Qaeda... The way this crisis is playing out shows the bankruptcy and strategic dangers of trying to simply reduce Hamas to part of an undifferentiated 'global terrorist front.'"

* Interesting analysis of Obama's second-tier nominees at the Pentagon.
* What Obama's Justice Dept. appointees should do first.
* Ugh. Governor Jindal names the Louisiana Commission on Marriage and Family.
* Footage of a super-rare venomous mammal.
* In search of Darwin's ship The Beagle.
* Hugh Hefner's secret identity.
* Hee. The Explainer on the most disloyal dog breed.