* Is it time for our troops to leave Iraq?
* Branding: the question of Nigeria's Taliban.
* Examining Obama's Medal of Freedom recipients.
* Challenging the settlements in the Israeli Supreme Court.
* Is there a lesson to be learned from the Gates case?
* "No matter what happens to America, she will always rebound--with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world."
* "Aerial photographs have revealed the streetplan of a lost Roman city called Altinum."
* Guillermo del Toro talks vampires.