Batocchio: Examining the dark nexus where partisan politics, public policy and bulls**t meet.
Robert Scheer: The GOP’s Sick Priorities
Booman Tribune: Right-wingers apoplectic over Mitch McConnell’s proposal to pass the buck on the debt ceiling.
Spencer Ackerman: After the assassination of Afghan President Karzai’s brother, a power struggle looms in Kandahar.
Towleroad: County clerk in New York resigns rather than perform marriages as now required by state law.
Echidne of the Snakes: Orrin Hatch’s solution to the national debt? Have the poor pay more taxes.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day: “It was standard practice not to pay for things.” (Orrin Hatch, explaining Republican fiscal discipline during the Bush years, 2009)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.