A long war will mean a bad recession, says Alan Greenspan. Would it help if we sent economists to the front?

- Overheard on our bus: "I liked it better when I thought Khafji was a dessert in a Mediterranean restaurant."- February is nature's way of making sure that even Old Man Winter has a midlife crisis.

- Antartica may have been covered with forests 3 million years ago, new evidence shows. Probably they were all cut down for firewood.

- Bill Tammeus, Kansas City Star