Eugene Robinson: "But we shouldn't have to talk about the practicalities of torture, because the real question is moral: What kind of nation are we? What kind of people are we?"
Keith Olbermann: "The President of the United States owes this country an apology." (Good read.)
Dan Froomkin: "On the dominant issue of our time, the president is in denial. By most reliable accounts, three and a half years into the U.S. occupation, Iraq is in chaos - if not in a state of civil war, then awfully close. But President Bush insists it's not so. You might think that the enormous gulf between Bush's perceptions and reality on such a life-and-death topic would be, well, newsworthy."
* UN report finds the death toll in Iraq much higher than previously reported.
* Analysis: Rhetoric vs. reality, and why the 'Freedom Agenda' doesn't apply to Thailand.
* Dana Milbank on the torture bill in committee.
* Dick Polman on McCain's damaged chances. (What I think they're missing is that the anti-torture stance is going to help him with the independents, a bunch, IMHO.)
* Time.com on Chavez's UN speech, and how he got the reaction he wanted.
* How often did Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed visit the White House?
* Don't blink: the fence proposal marks the end of immigration reform.
* Eleven business ideas that may disrupt the status quo.
* Zing. judge voids Bush policy on national forest roads.
* Wal-Mart to offer its own cheap generic drugs.
* Vitamin shots to help treat multiple sclerosis?
* Neat. The road to Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima movies. Yes, plural.
Neat: Ehrlich wants paper ballots for the November election.
How about the 3 million year-old skeleton of a little girl?