Todd Gitlin on eight questions reporters should ask Clinton. Clinton or Obama? Why not both? Googling the New York Times: What would you get if the powerful internet company bought America's leading newspaper? A review of Walter Benjamin: The Archive; and Walter Benjamin by Esther Leslie. A cutting tradition: Inside a female-circumcision ceremony for young Muslim girls. "24" is going green?! Checking in on the hit show's most unlikely mission yet. An excerpt from Turning On the Mind: French Philosophers on Television by Tamara Chaplin. A review of Cruel Delight: Enlightenment Culture and the Inhuman by James A. Steintrager. From Seed, to answer our most fundamental questions, science needs to find a place for the arts; and will new revelations about RNA force us to rethink how our past affects future evolution? Stealing our future: An article on conservatives, foresight, and why nothing works anymore. The antiabortion movement has found a new face to exploit for political gain — and it's male (and is "pro-life" murder an oxymoron?) The European Union unveiled ambitious plans to slash emissions and increase investment in renewable energy (and more). From Magazine Rack, if you’re a conservative American, Newsmax is like a warm blanket; and like all new publications, Everywhere claims an edge; in this instance, its readers are also contributors.

From The Bulletin, a roundtable on nuclear power and climate change. A study finds President Bush and administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks. A review of The Bush Tragedy by Jacob Weisberg. Will the interest rate cut affect you? Average consumers might notice it, if they have a lot of debt. Joseph Stiglitz on how to stop the downturn (and more). The pharmacy of the future and you: Will new psycho pharmaceuticals make a more authentic you? A review of The Secret History of the World As Laid Down by the Secret Societies by Mark Booth. More and more on The Canon: The Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier. Before globalization hit the headlines, Americo Paredes was living it; Scott McLemee interviews Ramon Saldivar. An interview with Walter Mosley on book publishing, mysteries and Yiddish. He's not as smart as he thinks: Research finds the male ego is often larger than his actual IQ, but you might be surprised by what women think of men's intellect. An excerpt from The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity by Stephanie Lynn Budin. From Harper's, will the real Leo Strauss please stand up? More and more and more on The Geography of Bliss. An excerpt form The Faith Between Us by Scott Korb and Peter Bebergal (and an interview).