Just two posts I really wanted to bring to your attention, written by two bloggers whose intelligence and good sense I admire:

First, Elizabeth Scalia (the Anchoress), with a lovely, polite savagery, gives NOW the pounding it deserves.

Second, Bruce Kesler reports on a speech that Barry Rubin gave (Rubin blogs here, by the way), and it should make you feel much better if you’re a friend of Israel.  (BTW, good news doesn’t mean that the friends of Israel can relax.  Rupert Murdoch compellingly spells out what Israel faces, not on the ground in the Middle East, but around the world.)