* Good reading: NPR series on the ethanol debate.
* The lame duck session that wasn't.
* Great. New legislation will make it even harder to close Guantanamo.
* Bruce Sterling connect Wikileaks to cyberpunk.
* Israel goes big on settlement expansion.
* The census numbers for Nevada tell an interesting story.
* Huh. Six hospitalized during filming of Uwe Boll's Dungeon Siege sequel.
* Cubone! Cracked.com presents seven dark origins of loveable children's characters.