World’s Oldest Temple Discovered In Turkey, Archaeologist Claims — Cool beans. (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)
With Body Language Like This, Who Needs a Caption? — Freakonomics on a photo of the Obama economic team. Funny, revealing stuff.
Reid looks to chop Republican committee seats — [Republicans] questioned whether the Senate would automatically follow precedent on the issue. McConnell and his troops had better hope the Senate doesn’t follow precendent, because the Permanent Majority days sure provide a lot of deeply unpleasant precedent for the Senate minority.
Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda in Many Countries — There used to be this little thing called an act of war…
Who are they? — The Edge of the American West on the marginalization of conservative fringe speech (ie, the Bush White House) and who the “thoughtful, sane conservatives who argue in good faith” might be.
Question of the day: Hawley-Smoot or Smoot-Hawley? Discuss. Show your work.
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike (even though I’m sick)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 223.6
Currently reading: Love and Mayhem at the Patsy Cline Memorial Trailer Park by Karen G. Berry