Also, in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror.
A bit late, but a nifty graph of the candidates' positions. (Courtesy squeegibo.)
Troia discusses politics, and I (more or less) agree.
* Kay wants inquiry on pre-war Iraqi threat.
* Blair's vindication provokes backlash in world opinion.
* Turmoil surrounds Detriot terrorism case.
* Three teenagers released from Guantanamo.
* Thomas Friendman discusses economic elephants that can't fly.
* Robert Reich on the fight for the future of the Democratic party.
* Maureen Dowd: "Thanks to David Kay, we now have an amazing image of the president and the dictator, both divorced from reality over weapons, glaring at each other from opposite sides of bizarro, paranoid universes where fiction trumped fact." (Bonus: Dostoyevsky.)
* Utter racist turned anti-fascist.
* Explaining why Hubble is being dropped.
* New form of matter created in the lab.
* The BBC wonders if Americans get irony?
* Huh. Clinton sent all of two e-mails during his presidency.
* Another whale carcass blown up. (Warning: gross.)