Andrew Sullivan in The Sunday Times on the torturers of the Bush administration following the model of Nazism.
Another Blackwater incident in Iraq. [correction: not Blackwater this time, but another private contractor]
Turkey okaying incursions into Iraq/Kurdistan. Turkey has been threatening this for some time. It now looks likely (for more, see this earlier post).
Jeffrey Lewis thinks the target of the Israeli bombing in Syria was a scud missile shipment.
The ten "most insane sports." I'm fond of The Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake (watch the video). But it still has nothing on ferret legging.
Smithsonian Magazine on hula.
At Alternet, "Why Iraqi Farmers Might Prefer Death to Paul Bremer's Order 81."
Barbara Kingsolver on the significance of farming.
Peter Dorman at Econospeak, "The Obama Carbon Plan."
From AskPhilosophers, answers to the question, "Is cybersex a sexual encounter? If you discover that your partner engages in it, is he/she cheating on you?"
From Pruned, an extraordinary Chilean walkway.
Photos from here.