* My. Obama's reasons for escalating in Afghanistan sound familiar. Good coverage here.
* 'Blackwater's secret war in Pakistan'
* Analysis: parsing the price for the consumer of the Senate health care bill.
* Nice. Protecting traditional marriage by outlawing divorce.
* Interesting read: Matt Taibbi on Sarah Palin. Bonus: ten things a Palin fan learned from her book.
* "Leno's recent stability doesn't change the fact that on any given evening, his shows is usually the lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network."
* New details from the director of Predators.