- The Economist pens an almost wistful obituary of Muammar Qaddafi. David Bosco considers the potential pitfalls awaiting an ICC prosecution of Saif al-Islam Qaddafi.
- More signs pointing towards the reality of the Iranian plot to assassinate Adel al-Jubeir.
- The United States cut off funds to UNESCO--the UN body responsible for, among other things, designating World Heritage sites--because the body granted Palestine member-state status, within that organ of the UN. The United States believes the Palestinian bid for membership (and thereby, de jure statehood) in the UN is premature and that Israelis and Palestinians should work together toward the two state solution. In other news, the Egyptian-negotiated ceasefire designed to end the cycle of rockets-then-air strikes in Israel and Gaza appears to be moribund.
- And the world's 7th billion inhabitant may or may not have been born somewhere today. Regardless of the questionable precision, the fact is there are a lot of folks on the planet today.
- Politico broke a story this morning about two women accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment during his tenure as head of the National Restaurant Association. The Cain camp has issued a series of more strident denials over the course of the day, ranging from denying the charges, denying any awareness of the settlement, and to claiming he's subject to a "witch hunt." Cain leads a new Texas poll that has Perry down.
- BHO is coming back to infrastructure investment.
- Another day, another Executive Order.