* Incoming Republicans plans to launch a series of investigations of the Obama administration, which I am sure will directly help the ailing economy.
* Financially-strapped states look to curb labor unions.
* A look at America in decline through the eyes of the German media. (Courtesy blackflame2180.)
* Israel has its own problem with fundamentalists, too.
* Huh. George Clooney plans to hire private satellites to track troop movements in the Sudan, in the hopes of stopping another genocide.
* Will future Wikileaks releases detail info on UFOs?
* Neat. On Chris Rock's documentary Good Hair.
* "Mexican pro wrestlers keep drug-trafficking culture out of the lucha libre ring."
* Classic actor Pete Postlethwaite passed away.