The National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez found the day beginning strangely quiet...
washington is truly in recess mode. no flurry of weather-related twitter hashtags. that or the clever social media kids slept in.
...then the thunderstorm hit and Hot Air's Ed Morrissey couldn't resist a comparison.
@kathrynlopez Those aren't lightning strikes. That's Obama's new energy source for the Volt.
Sure enough, DC (and Pourmecoffee) was back doing what it does best:
Judge rules gay couples can wed beginning Aug. 18. Heterosexual CA couples have one week to protect their marriages.
The American Propect's Adam Serwer made quips that could make Newt Gingrich spontaneously combust...
BREAKING: To celebrate prop 8 ruling, Justice Kagan announces plan for mass same sex marriages of illegal immigrants at Ground Zero Mosque
...while Slate's David Weigel contemplated the Catch-22 of the midterms...
Deep thought: In November, voters will replace a broken Senate with one that will filibuster everything.
... and Ezra Klein mused about more esoteric combinations of wonkery and pop culture.
Resolved: Gangster rap is the purest expression of Randian principles in America today.
casey affleck will play ben quayle in the film "Mr. Landers goes to Washington."
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