"Even if you were a diehard, left-wing, Bush-bashing Hollywood screenwriter, it would be hard to come up with a script for the Republicans as bad as the last year. It's been one heckuva horror movie, with one scandal-plagued scene after another, and more of them as the election-season plot lurches toward its climax. I mean, you really can't make this stuff up."
Does the new National Space Policy point to administration plans to build space-based weaponry?
* Good read: Froomkin on Bush's interview with O'Reilly. No, it's actually a good read.
* The Iraqi government fires two of its top police commanders suspected of having links to death squads. Also, Abu Aardvark on the al Qaeda-declared Islamic Iraqi state.
* A new type of war needs a new look at military honors.
* David Kuo's new book, criticizing Bush's faith-based initiatives and the administration's real commitment to religious organizations, is out.
* Unsurprised: tension brews between gay Republicans and the rest of the party.
* Japanese minister wants to discuss nuclear weapons.
* Turns out Virginia is gayer than previously reported.
* I heard it on NPR: new reasons to avoid South Dakota.
* Always bet on black: Wesley Snipes indicted for tax fraud
* CBS reporter Christopher Glenn passed away.
A new life for atheism in America.
The NORAD base under Cheyenne Mountain is being retired. No word on the Stargate program.
"Unusual meteorite found in Kansas."