* Courtesy maroonmd: fascinating article on gay animals, the exploration and observations of science, and more.
* Good read: on the closing of the conservative mind.
* Marc Lynch on moving past the 'war on terror.'
* Ha! "One of the few pharmacies in the country that refuses to stock contraceptives due to religious beliefs is going out of business."
* "Ignoring human rights in favor of stability is backfiring not just in Kyrgyzstan, but all over Central Asia."
* MD legislature bans the use of cellphones while driving.
* How banks hide their debt in ways that would get you or me in trouble.
* The modern struggle with 'acedia.' (Courtesy ninjacooter.)