* Great read: Kevin Drum on what it would really take to tackle the deficit.
* Agreed: why the head of the ACLU is unhappy with Obama.
* Good read: firsthand accounts of life in North Korea.
* Studying the numbers on America's high school dropouts.
* The Explainer on why the Israeli commandos used paintball guns when they boarded the flotilla.
* Not so Oort: new ideas about comets.
* This just in: porn sites online are really insecure.
* Painting a town with 'digital graffiti.'
* "Jock Jams: defining the soundtrack for sports."