The nonstop rain is gone, the unbearable humidity has arrived:

— Ezra Klein’s health care reform predictions (I think he’s wrong; will discuss later).

— Postcards from the future of reading.


— Mass layoffs still happening at a massive rate.

— Key rival of the Pakistani Taliban now dead.

— New EPA analysis says Waxman-Markey will lower electrical bill.

Song of the day: The Sounds’ anti-American screed “Living in America”.