My favorite historical novels. (Some familiar names.)
Michael Johnson makes the case for generalists (such as himself and RAW) after reading Bucky Fuller. Excerpt: "Because most of us in the West were educated to specialize, we tend to abandon personal responsibility for thinking of the Big Picture, and taking social action. We let others deal with the big stuff."
Jesse Walker on five myths about conspiracy theories. And see that Lewis Shiner, who did one of the best RAW interviews ever (see the link on this page) likes Jesse's book.
A reasonable article on when liberals should make common cause with libertarians. On Twitter, Julian Sanchez, oddly channeling RAW, comments. "This is a great piece, but maybe leaves out the most important consideration. Maybe I have something to learn from you, even if I don't ultimately join your team. Maybe you have something to learn from me, even if you don't ultimately join my team. I know this rests on the crazy premise that possibly no current team has the Complete and Correct Picture of Reality, but… maybe, you know?"
Ted Gioia on 61 Things We've Learned About the NSA. A great list, but make that 62. He apparently missed the NSA listening in on phone sex calls made by U.S. troops.
"History tells us we need to watch the watchers." Good short video on the NSA.