Sixty-seven years ago today, U.S. held first atomic bomb test. We’re still living with the consequences of that great leap forward. Anyway, here’s some much more recent news to end your day:

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein exposes Scott Walker’s “lazy mendacity” in the Wisconsin governor’s op-ed on the Affordable Care Act.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer explores the role of gender stereotypes in holding down employment of women in science, tech, engineering and mathematics fields.

* Salon/PBS article reveals the dark corners of Sheldon Adelson’s Macau empire that U.S. and Nevada investigators are busily exploring.

* TNR’s Nate Cohn rates Virginia–which didn’t go Democratic in a presidential race from 1968 through 2004–as definitely leaning to Obama in any close contest.

* WaPo’s Rachel Weiner debunks rumor Mitt on the edge of choosing running-mate. Just another attempted distraction.

And in sorta-non-political news:

Buffalo News‘ Margaret Sullivan hired as New York Times‘ latest Public Editor.

After some moonlighting work, I plan to finally watch last night’s season premiere of Breaking Bad. It’s been a good long while since Gus got blown up.


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.