-the awesome Frank Rich
* I heard it on NPR: Speaking of Faith presents Reflections on the Death Penalty in America.
* Are we seeing a housing bubble?
* Contrasting the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, and what they say about their respective states.
* Hubble discovers the Eye of Sauron.
* New Dr. Who named.
* MONKEY COP (courtesy Northram.)
And finally, ten things we didn't know this time last week.