America’s most popular profession is aviation expert. At least it seems that way if you watch the 24 hours news networks try to fill time with little or no new information related to the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner. Over the weekend, information about one of the pilot’s politics became a point of discussion. Slate’s William Dobson explains that Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s politics were closer to common sense than zealotry.

+ Here’s the latest on the search for the plane.

+ Here is a map of planes that have vanished over the past 50 years, and runways within the range of flight 370.