Sorry about the slow output here, I'm tied-up at the moment working on a longer piece for The Atlantic, plus Peter Beinart and I have to plan our gay wedding (picking a rabbi has been difficult, but I have a feeling that President Obama might agree to perform a civil ceremony -- or semi-civil ceremony, at least) but here are a few of things worth reading:
1) Talya Minsberg's piece on the Atlantic.com about the new Israeli ban on underweight models. V. interesting;
2) Aaron David Miller on how to successfully negotiate a peace deal;
3) A story about an 18-month-old child on the TSA's no-fly-list (really);
4) This argument, from the International Crisis Group, about why a hiatus in the Middle East peace process is actually a good thing;
5) A report from Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman about certifiably insane ideas floating around a Defense Department staff college;
6) David Makovsky's analysis of the new Israeli governing coalition, in which he argues that Iran is a key to understanding why Netanyahu brought onboard Shaul Mofaz;
7) And this piece, it which it is noticed that The Atlantic runs a lot of articles about men and their shortcomings.