* Good read: Michael Scherer on the coming deficit war.
* Nice. Joel Achenbach takes on Sarah Palin's anti-climate change piece in the Post.
* Follow-up: Phil Plait with more rebuttal of Climategate.
* A former NRA lobbyists talks about what we're all doing wrong about the gun debate.
* Glen Greenwald on where modern journalism fails - the interview.
* "How can anyone, in 2009, still be surprised by this type of a behavior?"
* Bad lessons for young readers in the Twilight series.
* Finishing Babbage's Difference Engine.