Nervous feet and heart of stone:
— Ahmed Rashid on the Soviets in Afghanistan.
— Gershom Gorenberg on the disintegrating Israeli left.
— In America, most hip replacements are financed by Medicare.
— How off-peak discounts for NYC transit might work.
— Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans’ car-centric mentality is out of touch with his constituents.
— 36 moderate House Democrats theaten to vote no on health reform.
Going to see Gaslight Anthem tonight, so your song of the day is “Casanova Baby”.