Today's top read: maybe the administration is creating a new Middle East, just not the one they want.
Slate has an excellent review of Bush's press conference follies.
* Bush authorizes the 'involuntary recall' of 2,500 Marines, to make up for the lack of volunteers.
* Diplomatic tightrope in sanctioning Iran.
* One year later, how is Katrina recovery coming along?
* Fact-checking the President with Dick Polman and Think Progress.
* Courtesy judithiscariot, LiveOnline with TV chef Anthony Bourdain, who was on the ground in Beiruit when the bombs started falling.
* Conservative and evangelical groups target perfectly legal hotel porn.
* Red Bull breaks new ground in sports marketing.
* A slow demise for Tower Records.
* And the name of the new moon shot is...
* "The upgrade means you'll also have free, public wireless Internet access on the Mall."
* Pow. Paramount cuts ties with Tom Cruise, possibly because of his rampant goofiness. But, who loses?
David Ignatius on the unseen balancing act of Al-Jazeera.
Fametracker.com presents their ten least essential fall films.