* One year later, looking back at the big lie of the Climategate controversy.
* Good read: David Weigel on the partisan angle of the TSA backlash.
* Modern warfare: why, exactly, are we sending tanks into Afghanistan?
* The pervasive effects of the drug war in Mexico.
* Kevin Drum discusses what Obama should do in 2011.
* 'Ten ways to outfox cops that are abusing their powers to trick you.'
* Huh. Japan trains hairdressers to identify and help suicidal customers.
* What ever happened to the peak oil panic?
* 'Six massive secret operations that are hidden all around you.'