Coincidentally, on this day in 1859, the opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris, and in 1931, Nevada legalized gambling.
Howard Kurtz on the two giant Medicare scandals (including Bush's fake news broadcasts.) [See also the Post editorial.]
One year after the invasion, the gap remains between expectations and reality.
Paul Krugman talks about Bush's view of the world, and how it's affecting everything.
Aw, yeah. McCain backs Kerry on national security. I'm telling you, prime running-mate material.
Possible third moon found around orbiting the Earth. Wait, third?
Well, duh: poll shows Americans feeling less and less part of the democratic process.
* Speaking of which, House ethics panel to look into Smith case. (You know, that *other* Medicare scandal.)
* NYTimes military correspondent writes about the new terror strategy.
* Government quietly goes back to studying nuclear fallout.
* Dealing with the war after the war in Iraq.
* More on our excellent allies</a> in the spread of democracy, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
* "The shiny black boots are optional." DC police go for military attire.
* There's a definite ethics problem in Ehrlich's administration.
* Man, Bloomberg is an ass.
* C-SPAN celebrates the big 2-5.
* Dean unveils new organization.
* BBC looks for the historical inspiration behind the tale of Noah's Ark.
* NYTimes has a Deadwood review.
* Jon Stewart to remain on The Daily Show through 2008.
"If you're keeping score at home, so far our war in Iraq has created a police state in that country and socialism in Spain. So, no democracies yet, but we're really getting close."