* Top read: using theater of the absurd to delineate the new political reality.
* Looking for a bright side in the debt ceiling deal.
* And the left is unhappy (courtesy professorbooty) but will there be any fallout for Obama?
* Was Biden the deciding factor?
* Inside the Libyan rebels' 'Mad Max war.'
* Is fracking ruining the water in Pennsylvania?
* Eight ways the corporate-government youth resistance. (Courtesy ninjacooter.)
* Ten things you didn't know about Ramadan. Bonus: gallery.