* Is gridlock good for government?
* Eek. Scary numbers on traumatic brain injuries and the military.
* Will we finally make headway on defense spending?
* Interesting! "We found that there was a remarkably strong association between countries with the most advanced technology in 1500 and countries with the highest per capita income today."
* Dana Milbank on finding an alternative for cap-and-trade, because as it turns out, the environment needs help.
* Are our brains wired for revenge?
* Writing the new pulps.
* "$40 million is new budget ceiling for Hollywood dramas."