The winning post this week was by Soccer Dad, Unhinged or calculated, in which he argued that Bill Clinton's outburst with Chris Wallace last weekend was a calculated attack. I might agree there was pre-meditation, but I also think the President lost his temper and lost control; in other words it was not "unhinged OR calculated" but "unhinged AND calculated." There was a second place tie between No Commitment! by Jimmie at the Sundries Shack, in which he decries our inability to actually stand for the things we claim to believe in, and JOSHUAPUNDIT's A real peace proposal for the Middle East, which sounds so reasonable it could never amount to anything.
The winning non-Council post was Fear and Loathing in The Land of the Pure by Isaac Schrödinger, in which the fate of one man encapsulates the conflict between Islam and the modern world. It is long, but a "must-read." The second place post was by The Anchoress, who writes about the value of Civility in political discourse.
As always, the full panoply of nominated posts can be found at the Watcher of Weasels and all will reward your time and effort.