Allow me to take a break for one moment from all my counterinsurgenting to highlight two worthy causes to which I am tied. The first is that I will be going for an early-morning run on Saturday with some members of my local rugby team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. You can donate here. (Search for my name -- Exum, not Muqawama. Oh, and I'll be running in a pack and for fun, so please don't go expecting me to run sub-18:00.)
Second, that same local rugby team is running a casino night on 13 June that will benefit the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund. If you live in the DC area, paying $65 for an open bar and some ridiculous donated prizes is a great deal and benefits a worthy cause. Let me stress again the most important thing about that last sentence: open bar. Anyway, click here for a ticket.