Stress surrounds in the muddy peaceful center of this town:

— I’m going to Denmark soon, going to try to avoid fathering any children.

— Chris Bowers regres his support for the 2005 effort to maintain the filibuster; I’m wrong about tons of stuff, but I definitely got this one right.

— Wages are not sticky if you work for the Miami Heat.


— I’m surprisingly influential.

— Excellent explanation of the affordability provisions in the Baucus bill.

With talk of a Pavement reunion louder than ever today, your song of the day is “Shady Lane”.