James Fallows gets precisely the importance of Sarah Palin's blank look in response to the Bush Doctrine--and also usefully corrects Charlie Gibson's definition of the Doctrine. (See also Palin's total misunderstanding of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and of NATO.)
This is another Palin thing, but that's not why I post Thomas Merton (via Timothy Morton) on the theology of the devil.
Via Lifehacker, an academic calendar template for Excel
I'm looking forward to the next act of Errol Morris.
Sarah Vowell on presidential uncertainty