Library consortium wins minor victory in a challenge to the Patriot Act.
In the New Orleans search, a crudely-drawn symbol holds much power.
Republicans' remarks come back to haunt them.
* News analysis of the Brown fiasco. Also, Maureen Dowd on cronyism.
* Gah. Five of eight top FEMA officials are political appointees with no relevant experience.
* Political agendas emerge.
* Powell slams hurricane response.
* The storm's impact on foreign policy.
* BAGnewsNotes on Laura Bush, photo ops, and body language.
* Bonus: Snopes on Katrina.
* "A federal appeals court yesterday backed the president's power to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil without any criminal charges."
* Mercenaries in Iraq come under scrutiny again.
* Texas fires reporter after talking to the press about Rove.
* Roberts and the war on the courts.
* Link found between brain chemistry and anorexia?
* Politics: on legislators and video games.
UK scientists are granted permission to create a human embryo that will have genetic material from two mothers.
Scary thoughts: global warming leads to melted glaciers lead to dramatic shortage of drinking water.
'Olaudah Equiano's account of the Middle Passage gave abolitionists moral authority. But it might not be true.'