2. Requiem for pickpockets at Slate.
3. I am also puzzled about why the left does not support eminent domain reform.
4. A Canadian turned American (rightly) mocks the US citizenship test but is still glad to be here. Instead of the pledge of allegiance (to a flag? what could be less American?) I'd have them throw tomatoes at pictures of politicians of both major parties after they get sworn in.
5. The annarbor.com game from Damn Arbor.