Mon 8/10 Roundup: Drug Lords on the Hit List, Lunging for Laptops, Executive Ceasefire

- The NY Times had an article on Saturday describing the myriad scary ways climate change is increasingly viewed as a security threat.

- Expect the Swine Flu to ravage your community soon.

- Fifty Afghan drug lords have been added to the U.S. military's hit list.

- David Leonhardt has an unusually congratulatory column, suggesting that Washington types may have prevented this recession from being much, much worse.

- Neocons speak about why their favorite destination on TV is, increasingly, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

- Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann are back at war, after an executive-negotiated ceasefire failed.

- Lloyd Grove on the Daily Beast wonders how Lou Dobbs went from journalist to nutso.

- Classrooms are going digital.  More on this soon.

- The Iranian government has admitted to torturing people who took part in the uprising. The NY Times reports protesters were raped in prison.

- The Iranian government has confirmed that they're holding three American hikers captured in Kurdish regions.

- Banks are on pace to make $38 billion in overdraft fees this year, one third of that from me, personally.

- Janet Murguia had a thoughtful piece on Sotomayor's confirmation on Friday.

- Wise Latinas around the country are claiming the mantle for themselves.

- This morning I woke up and lunged for my laptop, and the first thing I read was an article about people who wake up and lunge for their laptops.

- Last, seven years later, a Kenyan man is still trying to get Chelsea Clinton's hand in marriage.