It will be interesting to see if the disinterest Americans showed in the toppling of Morsi last month continues with the bloodshed we’re seeing now. Hard to say; it is, after all, August.
Here are some final items of the day:
* TAP’s Paul Waldman makes short work of the GOP argument that the defeat of their voter suppression efforts means there is no reason to worry about voting rights.
* Wonkblog‘s Lydia DePillis explains why mergermania hasn’t hit the casino industry.
* At Ten Miles Square, Ben Florsheim discusses the appeal of Bill de Blasio’s “modern family.”
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer wonders what’s up with the president’s 2-day “college cost bus tour” next week.
And in sorta non-political news:
* “Butter Cow Security” t-shirts hot item at Iowa State Fair after icon smeared with red paint by animal rights activists.
We didn’t have the news hooks to sustain a panoramic barrage of Woodstock videos today, which hippie-detractors may appreciate. But anyway, here are two more. First, Canned Heat with a night-time performance of “On the Road Again:”
And then of course, we must include Jimi Hendrix’s tribute to America: