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Must-read: Paul Krugman on how you can't be nice about the administration, and the 'uncivil war' they are waging.
* Administration presses Israel to stop work on new settlements and the wall.
* Drawing similarities between Bush and Nixon.
* Connection between Tantrism and ritual murder in India?
* Congress saddles country with debt at the end of the session.
* Should we break up Iraq into three separate states?
* How Europe and the US started growing apart in the 1980's, and what will hold us apart later.
* Oft-maligned FCC does right with the cellphone number portability.
* Behind the scenes at Snopes.