Strict Constructionists? Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court dissolved the Islamist-led parliament today while ordering that Hosni Mubarak's former prime minister is eligible to run for president.
How Do You Say "Bailout" in Spanish? The yield on Spain's 10-year bonds rose to 7 percent today after Moody's slashed the nation's credit rating to just above junk status, prompting fears of an even larger European bailout.
Is Top Pot the Next Starbucks? Local fried dough dealer Top Pot Doughnuts is embarking on a nationwide expansion, because what our nation really needs is more doughnuts.
Our Long National Nightmare Is Over. Former Democratic presidential hopeful and publicly shamed adulterer John Edwards will not be retried for campaign finance violations.
Our Long Snohomish Countywide Nightmare Is Over. Snohomish County executive and publicly shamed alleged adulterer Aaron Reardon will not face criminal charges after prosecutors found insufficient evidence that he misused government resources to carry on an affair with a county employee. Reardon is still being investigated for using county resources during an election campaign.
Ho Hum, Another Perfect Game. San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain struck out 14 Houston Astros batters on his way to a perfect game, only the 22nd in MLB history, but the second this season alone.
Taking Their Ball and Bringing it Home. As avid Slog readers learned last week, the ownership group hoping to bring the Sonics back to Seattle includes local names like Nordstrom and Ballmer. And in case you're interested, there's a pro-arena rally at Occidental Park today at 4PM.
I'm Shocked, Shocked to Find Doping in Cycling. The US Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against former cycling champion Lance Armstrong, just two years after the US Justice Department cleared him of allegations. I don't get it: Why can't a man who fought testicular cancer on his way to an unprecedented seven Tour de France titles get past suspicions that he used steroids and other performance enhancing drugs?
God Needs to Improve His Demographics. According to a new poll, only 68 percent of Americans under the age of 30 agree that they have "never doubted the existence of God." That's down 15 percent from just 5 years ago.