Glenn Greenwald discusses the controversy surrounding the MoveOn "General Betray-Us" ad, and finds, not surprisingly, that right-wingers condeming MoveOn for subtly evoking the T-word tend to be, ah, rather less subtle abusers of the T-word themselves. I can't stomach anyone, including David Petraeus, being tarred with the T-word unless they actually violate Article 3, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution. But does anyone on the right have any shame? Besides Pat Buchanan, I mean.
The Progressive States Network provides a lengthy treatise on utility "decoupling." It's so wonky even I had to read it twice, but here's the jist: state governments regulate utility rates by forecasting how much energy a utility will sell, but utilities generally won't promote energy efficiency, since said efficiency would drive their sales and their profits down. Decoupling allows some flexibility in rate increases if sales are down a bit, and since (ideally) consumers are using less energy to do the same amount of work, they generally won't notice the rate increases. One hopes, though, that state governments will tie rate increases to actual efforts in energy efficiency, versus letting utilities take the rate increase in exchange for nothing.
Finally, the incorrigible Alexander Cockburn asks, "Will the U.S. Really Bomb Iran?" And sounds more convinced that they might by the end of the article than he does at the beginning.