Congrats to Oliver Willis on his front-page mention in the Boston Globe!
P.L.A. has an excellent post on frivolous lawsuits...not the kind you may think.
Talking Points Memo has an excellent essay on why the emerging story of Bush's WMD deceptions matters. (A commentator at CalPundit provides the following excellent summary: "Josh Marshall hits the nail on the head when he says WMD was never intended to be anything more than the disposable wrapper on Operation Iraqi Freedom — that's why they didn't bother to build an airtight case. The actual Big Mac was rearranging the Middle East strategic map. The special sauce that was supoosed to make it palatable to the public was throngs of grateful, cheering Iraqis.
Unfortunately for the Bushies, the meat — the abstract, complex "theory of the war"as Marshall calls it — was tainted (I'll add that it's probably because they let that slimy bastard Chalabi in the kitchen). "
Mark Kleiman thinks it's time for a special prosecutor to investigate the outing of a CIA agent to the press by Administration officials. I agree, and so do Chris Andersen and Digby. Make no mistake about it; it appears of this Administration have committed a crime. CalPundit has a good summary of developments.
Kleiman also links to a Time column positing that Bush isn't so much lying as delusional. (Money quote: "The President seems to believe that wishing will make it so — and he is so stupendously incurious that he rarely makes an effort to find the truth of the matter. He misleads not only the nation but himself.")
Mr. Oni reveals how he found the link to my definition of fan service; he's one of the folks who find my blog searching for this.
Jaquandor has an interesting survey of reactions among lefty bloggers to the death of Saddam's sons; I'm proud to be among the "solid, proud liberal"s he cited.