"Israel has the right to defend itself - but how can this utterly disproportionate carnage be anything but counterproductive?" -Eugene Robinson
A fascinating study in finding bias in news coverage.
Why would the administration fire certain tax lawyers at the IRS? Ah, because of their job duties. Grr.
* The Israel-Lebanon conflict: Time analysis of Rice's visit to Beruit. Hezbollah's secret weapon. And a good rant by a blogger in Lebanon.
* Dan Froomkin on the new challenge to signing statements, plus good responses by Dick Polman and the NYTimes.
* "If another nation's leader adopted such positions, the United States would be quick to condemn him or her for violating fundamental tenets of the rule of law, human rights, and the separation of powers."
* NPR analysis: should we keep Bolton?
* Is Gonzales understaffing U.S. attorney's offices?
* The administration may face a backlash this fall.
* Environmentalists team up with hunters to oppose drilling.
* WTO trade talks fall apart over farm subsidies.
* No advantage found to 12-step programs.
Courtesy imamsawez: comparing Chernobyl and Katrina.
Reviewing the medical treatment of President Garfield. No, seriously.
Everyone's talking about Shyamalan, but not for the reasons you'd think.