Fatigue cripples US Army in Iraq —
Karl Rove Failed Conservatism By Moving The Republican Party Left — Rove as a crypto-leftist? Man, the knives are coming out in Conservativeland.
Building a coalition, forgetting to rule — The New York Times on Rove and electoral politics, making many of the same points I've been reaching for.
Analysis of the relationship between the length of a country's proper name and its relative degree of freedom
Map reveals ancient urban sprawl — Angkor Wat as the original Los Angeles?
Some good commentary on scientific thinking vs faith-based thinking
Climate moderation courtesy of Australia's bunny fence
Art and Culture
Shorpy, the 100 year old photo blog — I have added this to my morning blog roll.
The 10 Most Awesome Movies Hollywood Ever Killed — Fartman? Really? Homie don't play dat.
Religion beat became a test of faith — Gakked from dirkcjelli. Fascinating, but probably preaching to the choir, or not, as the case may be.
1938 Push Button Car — Who needs a Bugatti Veryon, anyway?
With thanks to a number of the usual suspects, including chriswjohnson and danjite.