While I’m off having slightly less than a “pound of flesh” removed by the dermatologist, here’s some thought-provoking reading for you:

Don’t count out Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Before she was shot in the head in the Tucson shooting spree at a January constituent meeting, she had her eye on Senator Jon Kyl’s seat in the event he decided not to run for re-election in 2012.  Given her recovery progress, she might still be in that race.

What do you think of Michelle Obama’s Facebook rules for Sasha & Malia?  Mine are similar and, at least as far as my fifth grader is concerned, have landed me in the “mean mom” club.

This is an amazing piece about a fierce “mother of intention” — the Yemeni mother of three who is leading her country’s Egypt-inspired revolution through social media.

Will South Dakota really make it permissible to kill abortion providers?

And Elizabeth Warren for Senate?  Man — I wish I had thought of this!