I read a lot more blogs now than I used to, and I'm always running across things I think others might find interesting. I don't have time to blog about them myself, so here's some things I think are worth taking a look at.
I've been "collecting" various blog posts on the Lancet study on casualties in Iraq. Crooked Timber, in my opinion one of the best blogs around (if you can understand what they're writing about) has quite a few posts on the study, all of which I recommend. There's this one on why that many casualties isn't that hard to believe, why the issue of death certificates does not undermine the study, and how the U.S. military's reliance on airpower has probably resulted in many of these casualties. And Ampersand at Alas, A Blog has a good post on why you can't simply choose not to believe the study because the numbers are so big. And here's an Iraqi's thoughts on the study.
Billmon has a post about his thoughts on the Iraq war and the "failure" of those opposed to it to stop it from happening, given the scale of the tragedy we've inflicted on the country. However, what his post really demonstrates is how those who opposed to the war feel the most regret over it happening, while those who supported it are as stupid and clueless and responsibility-free as ever. Oh, and still in charge.
R.A. Lenhardt over at blackprof.com blogs about how courts should seize the opportunity to strike down laws banning gay marriage, just as they did to strike down anti-miscegenation laws (I agree, and that will be a lengthier post at some point, I promise.)
That's all for now. Enjoy.