* Good read: Michael Scherer on the Obama administration's use of the 'constant swirl' media.
* Whuf. Israel, who I remind you we give an obtuse amount of foreign aid money, basically just slapped us in the face.
* Glenn Greenwald on American hypocrisy on torture.
* Planning for America's financial comeback.
* Interesting. China looks to reduce its rich-poor gap.
* Red light cameras not bringing in enough cash for money-starved locales? Shorten the yellow.
* NYC reveals their new condom icon.
* Signs of the times: Variety sacks its top critics.