1. I think we should just start assuming that every single electronic communication of any kind is being read by the NSA.
2. Brainstorming is bullshit.
3. Matt Taibbi goes after Bank of America. Fun piece.
4. In favor of OTC birth control. Count me in.
5. The New Yorker on Tyler Clementi's suicide. Disturbing, but important. This case is much more complicated than people thought at first.