The Sharpener has a post up about the NHS, with which I disagree, but to find out why, you must go, and read the comments. Ha! Also, if there's going to be a discssion of the relative merits of various healthcare systems, Ezra Klein's posts on the Japanese, the German, the British, the Canadian, and the French systems should be required reading (I haven't read all of them).
John Band links to a report from the UN on excess deaths in Iraq hich apparently corrobrates the infamous Lancet report.
Matthew Yglesias discusses philosophical zombies (not zombies that are philosophical, but zombies that philosophers discuss). You know you love zombies, the shambling vicious little brain-munching buggers that they are. Also, philosophy of mind, but ZOMBIES!