1. Big NYT piece on Iran and war. Much better than the last go-round.
2. The rise of muscle culture.
3. Mark Kleiman has a basically reasonable piece on Mexico and the drug war.
4. Matt Yglesias' new book is coming out March 6th. Reserve your automatically delivered e-copy now, only $4!
5. Conor Friedersdorf has a magnificent piece on beer in his life. Utterly wonderful.