Look into the Future! 8pm on 8/8/2008 has already come and gone in Beijing, so the Olympic's opening ceremony is already over. But expect to see officials booting migrant laborers and some sweet dances celebrating national conformity.


Don't look over here! While all eyes are on the Olympics' fireworks, (including terrorists') Russia invades Georgia.

Or here! McCain returns $50,000 from a donor with federal defense contacts.

Concrete Change: Oregon starts to power highway lights with solar panels.

Concrete Problems: The pro-prison initiatives on the Oregon ballot would cost the state $1.3 billion to $2.2 billion.