* "We will not sacrifice our values or trample on our Constitution under the false premise that it is the only way to protect our national security." -Attorney General Eric Holder
* China looks to expand its influence in Central America.
* Pentagon to close office accused of being propaganda hub.
* Heh. Jonathan Chait reviews certain Obama critics, who happened to work in the previous administration.
* Joe Klein on the upside of the most recent FISA violation.
* Harold Meyerson on American socialism.
* How to save your favorite TV show: stop watching TV.