* Fred Kaplan on Obama and Afghanistan and Pakistan.
* Woo. The new budget removes all funding for abstinence-only education.
* Good read, by Howard Kurtz: "All politics is personal. And it's getting really personal out there."
* Facing high levels of crime, Caracas turns to martial arts training.
* Administration orders new review of manned space flight programs.
* How do you really calculate age in 'dog years'?
* How does Catholic U. stop students from having sex?
* LATimes photogallery of TV shows canceled this season.