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The escalating hostilities in the Middle East dominated both our news and our blog this week. Be sure to check out Joseph Nye, Rep. Jim McDermott, Ed Kosner, Alan Dershowitz, Dave Johnson, James Heffernan, Tony Dokoupil, and Joseph Palermo. And for takes on the less-than-excellent conversation Bush and Blair had when they thought the mics were off, check out Harry Shearer, Mo Rocca, Robert Scheer, Danielle Crittenden, Tom D'Antoni, Cenk Uygur, and Peter Laufer. And, if world events have got you feeling a little tense, unwind with Rachel Sklar's "Merkel Massage Madness" video blog.