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Now that the media is talking about something real, can Obama move away from critiquing McCain gaffes and onto something substantial? He needs to elevate the campaign. He needs to give a speech on the economy in the same way he gave that brilliant speech on race. Just a thought. Meanwhile, the Dems have created a McCain lie counter website.

Prince of Petworth finds some balconies “peaceful.”

Mr. T in DC passes on a very interesting tip for local foodies:

“I received a tip from someone apparently in the know, who is probably trying to generate some internet buzz. According to the tipster, there’s going to be some big culinary news for Washington DC this week. He indicated there would be more information by Tuesday or Wednesday. Could it be a new restaurant by a celebrity chef? A new gourmet store set to open in an underserved neighborhood? Who knows. Stay tuned, I guess!”

And Now, Anacostia shares some angst over possible big-box development at Poplar Point.

Pop Cesspool shares The Secret History of Pop Cesspool Vol. 10.

Intangible Arts has some instructions for your Friday night.

The Post‘s Richard Cohen is like the last columnist in America to declare there’s a whole “Ugly New McCain.”

Just watch: