1) "The justification to ban the mosque is no more rational than banning a
soccer field in the same place because all the suicide bombers loved to
play soccer." Ron Paul on the mosque controversy.
2) Interesting review (pdf) of the health care bill from NCPA.
3) Philosopher Galen Strawson defends my most absurd belief.
4) "We've learned more about cooking in the past 15 years than we had in the previous 15,000 years." Video interview with Wylie Dufresne. By the way, I don't think this is true–we have learned more why but the previous 15,000 years developed a lot of how. Surprising amount of political psychology in cooking, how to sell an unfamiliar food idea. FYI, don't forget the book.