-courtesy Howard Kurtz
BAGnewsNotes continues its fascinating profile of Bill Frist.
Dick Meyer deconstructs the Senate circus.
Remember: if you're going to pray at a sporting event, make sure you're white.
* 'China plans to abolish legal distinctions between urban residents and peasants.'
* 'The Iraqi government called Wednesday for the return of junior officers from the disbanded army of Saddam Hussein, openly reversing an American directive issued in 2003.'
* Analysis of the administration's plans to combat a flu pandemic.
* Federal appeals court panel questions Patriot Act.
* How Judy Miller got Bush re-elected.
* House Republicans are pushing to cut tens of thousands of legal immigrants off food stamps.
* Reid's closed-session gambit was over a year in the coming.
* Heck of a job, Brownie. Glad you're still on the payroll.
* Judge with three wives fights to stay on the bench.
* Will a push for Arctic drilling kill the spending bill?
* Inching closer to photographing the center of the galaxy.
* Different views of Sony's new religious movie.
* Fametracker.com on the TomKat subtext.
"But in addition to these arenas in which conservatives have obviously been making gains, there is another major outlet of ideas into which the Right has been quietly advancing: the world of popular fiction."
Courtesy Agent Dieter: Man Kills Buck With Bare Hands in Bedroom