In biology today, the Science Journal describes (with the unfortunately obligatory nod to Darwin) the pros and cons of having Helicobacter pylori inhabit one's stomach. It has been linked to ulcers, but it also decreases occurrence of allergies.
In religion, a group of pastors is risking the tax-exempt status of churches in general in order to have more free speech.
In politics, an assessment of how Palin did last night. (I found the debate repetitious after the first 20 minutes or so, but those first 20 minutes made up for it more than completely.)