Happy birthday to William Shatner, who turns 73 today.
Bush wanted to blame 9/11 on Hussein from the get-go, according to Clarke's book. The White House is worried enough by these allegations to have already issued a rebuttal. Froomkin has the White House Briefing overview of this mess. Plus, a Post Q&A with the article's author. (If you read either of the first two, definitely read the latter two.)
Allen donates $13.5 million to SETI Institute.
* Court takes on 'under God' in the Pledge.
* FBI budget request for anti-terrorism funds cut after 9/11.
* NPR's Mara Liasson on the pitfalls of the longer election cycle.
* Interesting read: military dropping all charges against the chaplain.
* Millions protest Iraq war worldwide on the anniversary of the invasion.
* Arab journalists walk out on Powell in protest, nice.
* Ehrlich's ethics record questioned. A lot.
* Go censorship! Virginia bans 1776 from schools.
* Stardust probe gets good picture of comet's heart.
* WP Live Online transcript with Joe Ely at SXSW.
* Fox gambles everything on reality TV. (Bonus: this impressive chart.)
"President Bush went out touting his economic record in Ohio last week. Now this is a state that lost 225,000 jobs since Bush took office. You know, if Bush wants to tout his record, he should do it somewhere where the Bush economy has actually created jobs, like India, or Thailand, or China."