Wash the blues away:

— Corporate interests launch “stop too big to fail” astroturf group to do Wall Street’s bidding.

— Excellent Joe Klein piece on Afghanistan.

— Ben Roethlisberger sure does seem guilty.

— Gallup’s inept reporting on its own polls.

— Quinnipiac’s inept reporting on its own polls.

— Yemeni military gets fancy new equipment while Yemeni population depends on aid to avoid starvation.

Technically a sad song, but the music of Rilo Kiley’s “Breaking Up” is enjoyably peppy on a rainy day.