In case you haven't read enough on whether Israel will attack Iran:
Reza Aslan and Bernard Avishai
What seems to me to be a definitive refutation of the "too much debt" argument.
Picture of the week. I'm not going to steal it - you have to click over. It's worth it.
Political pusillanimity. Kevin Drum gets it right, but Juan Cole is pretty good, too.
Sharks in the Potomac. Real ones.
The only MSM columnist worth reading.
Darwin's successful experiment in terraforming.
The US and Russia in Central Asia.