* A history lesson on what happened last time we defaulted on the debt.
* A legal victory against the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy.
* Two economic extremes on display in Bangkok.
* The political influence of the NRA, in six charts.
* Interesting. "A mysterious patch of light shows up in the North Dakota dark."
* Neat! What America drinks, and how that's changed in the past ten years.
* Debunking profitable college athletics programs. [Link updated.]
* As seen elsewhere: a virtual interactive map of the Roman Empire.