First some good news. Efforts to put a stop to the gerrymandering which is running roughshod over our republic.
Here, here! Hear, hear!
Second, Michael Behe explains the intelligent design hypothesis. Hint: It’s not religious and it wouldn’t really supplant the teaching of evolution if properly applied. (Of course, though, it is being invoked by those who would remove evolution from the curriculum altogether.) In general, I think it’s an idea that is misunderstood and is being abused (on both sides, actually).
Finally, Bob Herbert with disturbing reports dribbling out of Gitmo. Most interesting (and well substantiated) is the story of Shafiq Rasul, who admitted to things that he could not have done under conditions which must be described as psychological abuse. That this is being done in my name makes me almost physically ill.