â€¢ The next big policy fight: credit card fees and interest rates.
â€¢ The next big foreign policy story: North Korea to put two American reporters on trial.
â€¢ The soldier who didn't want to torture — and killed herself.
â€¢ The interrogation strategy of "learned helplessness."
â€¢ Tracking citizens' cell phones without a warrant.
â€¢ The State of Michigan ponders the privatization of my alma mater.
â€¢ A vigorous defense of Twitter.
â€¢ A revival of interest in Orientalist art — among Arabs.
â€¢ Illicit radio activity in Brazil.
â€¢ And finally, your Friday fun link. Note: By link I mean embedded video clip, and by fun I mean the creepiest thing you will see today.