* Handy guide to the debt ceiling debate. More here.
* Interesting: what if Obama stood up and said the Constitution forbids defaulting on the debt?
* Good read: what would Nixon do about Afghanistan?
* Jonathan Bernstein brings the nomination and confirmations update.
* How unpopular new Republican governors could be good news for Obama in 2012.
* Bad news for the tea party?
* On the economics of running gay bars.
* Top ten Glenn Beck moments.
* Jon Stewart, national treasure, takes on... Jon Stewart.