MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
The high cost of short buildings - Matthew Yglesias
'Pensacola Jeff' - Chad, BuzzFlash
Columbine questions we don't ponder - David Sirota, Open Left
Why Republicans should back Franken - Matt Cooper, TPMDC
A goodbye - Ross Douthat
Next year at the White House - Rachel Abrams, Weekly Standard
Senators to Napolitano: Show us the data - Michelle Malkin
Prosecuting torture - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Tea partying for a cause - Ezra Klein
NY-20 - David Freddoso, The Corner
Torture journamalism - mcjoan, Daily Kos
Sarkozy mocks 'Obamamania' - Greg Hengler, Townhall
Drug control breeds gun control - Jacob Sullum, Hit & Run
Setting the cap-and-trade stage - Steve Foley, The Minority Report
Handwriting on the wall - Josh Marshall, TalkingPointsMemo

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Rice demands same money as Bush - The Hill
Cuba will be absent but not forgotten at summit - New York Times
NIH releases stem cell funding guidelines - Washington Post
GM plan could reveal extent of gov't role - Detroit Free Press