* Good read: Kevin Drum on the question of indefinite detention.
* 'Is the sun setting on the American empire?'
* Wikileaks reveals that Israel purposefully kept conditions in Gaza as bad as they could.
* Howard Kurtz on what John Boehner didn't do.
* Maybe all politics aren't local.
* Flip-flopping on the filibuster.
* Joel Achenbach wonders who the Republican party's quarterback is.
* Estonia's volunteer cyberarmy.