Here are a few links that I accumulated today, all slapped into one post.

A former intelligence agent explains the process of connecting the dots, turning leads about potential terrorists into an end result, like putting a person on the no fly list.

The Sunlight Foundation explains how they determine what the final version of the health care reform is, given the convoluted process being used to merge the House and Senate versions of the bill.

Cory Doctorow on close enough for rock ‘n roll. Great metaphor.

I’m starting to think that talking about the weather just makes people dumb. The fact that it changes all the time and can be observed first hand prevents people from taking the larger scale climate data seriously.