* Nice. Ohio voters force a referendum to restore labor rights.
* The government of Minnesota shuts down as economic talks collapse. Nice work everyone.
* Right, about those pesky civil liberties...
* Colbert gets his superPAC. Dana Milbank brings up the specter of Karl Rove.
* Joel Achenbach on the last space shuttle.
* 12.9 billion years, people: astronomers spy a massive black hole as they close in on the beginning of the universe.
* Interesting: taking an artistic look at online profile pics.
* Two local musicians who share an uncommon background. (Courtesy examorata.)