Our pro-torture administration openly discusses the loophole in the McCain anti-torture law.
NYTimes analysis of the surprising US-India nuclear deal.
More lies caught: videos show Bush being warned about the impact of Katrina. Today's must-read is the coverage by BAGnewsNotes.
* Why forcing democracy just doesn't work.
* So, uh, what if they did a really half-assed job checking the background on that port security deal? Also, checking out a second Dubai firm.
* Palestinian women wonder about the rise of Hamas.
* Tom Tomorrow with easy answers for tough questions.
* Mmmm. I'm all for fake blood, but you should really ask people before testing with it first.
* More awesome pics from Hubble, these of a pinwheel spiral.
* Did the Soviets order the shooting of the Pope?
* An archive of the last pleas from death row convicts.
* Hee. Local politician saves the life of his rival.
A Darth Vader story, by one Alan Moore.
Fametracker.com on predicting future Oscars hosts.