Things went a little late today with a post on Syria that got rather clotted on the way out the door. But tomorrow Max Ehrenfreund will be at the helm for your blogging pleasure. Here are some tidbits to tide you over until that time.

1. The cleanup at Fukushima continues to be plagued with problems.

2. Eric Cantor lays out his ransom demands for raising the debt ceiling.

3. Steve Benen on John Boehner, House Republicans, and the definition of “winning.”

4. More SRW, on surveillance and corruption.

5. Watch a rocket launch this evening!

This seems like an appropriate jam for such a grim news day:


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