- The United States stood up today and called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. A good, if late, first step.
- Libyan rebels made further gains today, taking the city of Sabratha as well as the oil refinery in Zawiyah.
- Terror in Israel led to cross-border exchanges.
- Georgetown's exhibition basketball game in China against the Bayi Rockets was ended early after it descended into team-on-team (and crowd-on-Georgetown) violence. Thank God it wasn't Duke, am I right?
- Elizabeth Warren, the woman who should be the head of the Consumer Protection Bureau, has filed exploratory papers in Massachusetts for a potential run for U.S. Senate against Scott Brown.
- The Dow dropped 420 points today. So there's that.
- NPR's Talk of the Nation hosts, bar none, the worst conversation about free speech I've ever heard. Not only are the people talking not lawyers, they're not even knowledgeable about the law. Neither of them. Regardless of whether you agree with BART's decision to shutdown cell service to prevent protests, at least build your arguments around, you know, the law. C'mon NPR!