Does the new report mean case closed on global warming? BBC analysis asks, what next?
"National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq outlines increasingly perilous situation in which U.S. has little control and foresees further deterioration."
Immigrant holding sites in Texas draw criticism.
* Ugh. Taliban forces retake town in Afghanistan.
* Anxiety inside Iran. Meanwhile, the administration will release its evidence of Iran's meddling... soon. And if the run-up to Iran sounds like the run-up to Iraq sounds familiar to you, you're not the only one.
* "So who in Washington actually believes this surge will work?" The Senate remains divided on how to oppose it. Looks like Warner's resolution is the frontrunner.
* Infighting spreads in Gaza.
* Abu Aardvark on 'jihadi viral videos.'
* "Why was the White House so nervous in the summer of 2003 about the CIA's reporting on alleged Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from Niger to build a nuclear bomb?"
* Democrats propose FCC changes.
* Cool. Bush to propose increasing Pell grants.
* CDC releases new plan for how to deal with a flu pandemic.
* "A plan to drop concrete balls into the mouth of a volcano in East Java."
* Professor finds method of cheaply filtering arsenic from groundwater. (Courtesy marag.)
Dick Polman thinks the proposed changes to the primary system will only favor the richest candidates. Meanwhile, E.J. Dionne, Jr. thinks it's an improvement for America.
I Heard It On NPR: how the case of the Mooninite Two in Boston reveals a generational divide. (Bonus bumper sticker courtesy castironskillet.)