Questions answered, pundit examined

One thing that’s hooked me on blogging is finding answers to questions that repeat in my head but for all kinds of reasons remain unanswered.

Finding people who are exceptionally informed on these subjects is like finding that gift you always wanted under the tree.

Beautiful Horizons analyses the reason George included Uganda in his African trip.

Scott at Pedantry figures up the per household basis cost of the occupation of Iraq.

Roz Kaveney at Live Journal examines Christopher Hitchens [via Long story; short pier.]

More on Hitchens from Nikolai at lenin’s tomb.