* Claims in Clarke's book are backed up by people in the know.
* Polls show less people think Bush is 'compassionate.' Wonder why.
* New pork-heavy highway bill shows divisions in Republican party?
* That naughty Powell, always causing trouble.
* A good idea in Congress getting no play.
* ACLU defends the disorderly.
* The Straight Dope takes on the origin of Mack the Knife.