Good read: Seymour Hersh gives us the behind-the-scenes look at the administration's involvement in Israel's response to Hezbollah.
Has five years of the war on terror made things worse?
Why haven't we made more headway fighting AIDS at home?
* Bush is vying for more control of the National Guard.
* Dana Milbank laments the 'separation of press and state.'
* The rebuilding of Lebanon has been set back years, as refugees return home to survey what's left. George F. Will wonders what was accomplished.
* The fighting in Lebanon exposed the fault lines of conflict in the region.
* "Anti-Americanism isn't going away until the U.S. puts some fairness in its foreign policy."
* Foiling the British plot was done the old-fashioned way.
* "Leave it to Vice President Dick Cheney to turn the results of a fair and honest election into some kind of sinister scenario." (More here.)
* The federal government buys a controversial 43-foot cross memorial.
* Evangelicals crank up the voter registration drives for the fall elections.
* A different look at crime in America.
* We win! "There are now more overweight people across the world than hungry ones."
* Scientists fear more frequent disasters thanks to global warming.
* The challenge of dealing with new airline security measures for an orchestra.
* The rock underground in Egypt.
Diversity spreads nationwide. Er, except West Virginia. Heh.
Bookmark this: EW.com presents its full coverage of this fall's movies.
Let's not forget ten things we didn't know this time last week.