- It looks as if Republicans are sitting around and holding their breath claiming that they’ve made enough “concessions” in the debt ceiling talks. I’m not sure they’ve made any concessions to be honest. Eugene Robinson has more. More on the debt ceiling craziness here, here and here.
- Will Congress investigate Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation over their phone hacking scandal? It seems to me that if they were bold enough to try something like this in the UK, we ought to wonder what would stop them for trying something like this here?
- Corruption, deceit and assassination seem to rule the day in Afghanistan. We need to get out of there.
- Wages remain stagnant, yet we are working harder and longer.
- The fiery congressman from Florida Alan Grayson is running for reelection. This is good news for progressives.
- The stupid analogy of the day award goes to Senator Mitch McConnell who stated that the Casey Anthony trial proves that civilian courts cannot try terrorists. What? I thought the civilian courts have already tried and convicted multiple terrorists.
- I’m not a New York Yankees fan. I’ve watched the New York Yankees pummel the Texas Rangers for decades. I still admire Derek Jeter. He’s been able to get it done for years. Over the weekend, he hit his 3000th hit. Congratulations, Derek. This is a huge accomplishment.
- I’m not sure how conservatives can look at this graph and still insist on tax cuts for the rich.
- American television, in my opinion, has been abysmal for years. We have seemingly thousands of channels with garbage on each one. One of the great surprises over the last couple years has been a series called Burn Notice. Check it out.
What stories are you following today?