The long, dark summer of no interesting sporting events begins:

— Reihan Salam’s new blog at National Review.

— Mark Krikorian seems puzzled by the idea of doing the right thing regardless of partisan considerations.

— Movies I watched this weekend: The Brothers Bloom is fun but only so-so, I’ve Loved You So Long is excellent but depressing.


— Kevin Drum on the alleged Twitter revolution.

— It’s just a coincidence, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to be meat free this Monday and I am trying to be more conscious about meat consumption.

— America should stand aside from Iran’s political crisis until we hear a clear message from dissident leaders that they want us to do something.

Is True Blood any good? I think I watched the first three episodes and abandoned it. But some people seem to like it. Worth renting on Netflix?