Congress back in session and as annoying as ever:

— Life is good in Poland.

— LeBron’s not promising to stay in Cleveland.

— I probably should have been paying attention to these Uighur-Han clashes in Western China over the past 48 hours.

— Extreme poverty makes you sad, as does being Italian.

— Comprehensive survey of Republican members of congress lying about cap and trade.

Song of the day—Gaslight Anthem’s “Great Expectations”.