* Israel as a state in permanent war. Also, why Israel will bomb Iran.
* Figuring out how to stop piracy with advice from the 19th century.
* Are we in a new age of only deadlocked elections?
* Michael Scherer on signs of the changing times for the news media.
* "The Impressive Hypocrisy of the GOP"
* On Proposition 8 and Rick Warren's problems with public speaking.
* Joel Achenbach on coverage of Obama's overseas trip.
* "The Cosmic Hand of Destruction"
* Hollywood tries to figure out what kind of entertainment you want to watch during a recession.
* Starlog closes up shop.