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- More summer violence in D.C. The Washington Post reports the latest round of shootings and deaths in the city, including a story about the stabbing of a 12-year-old girl in Northeast.
- The Post’s style section also explores the reemergence of Patti Solis Doyle. Clinton’s former campaign head is now the future chief-of-staff for whomever Barack Obama picks as his running mate.
- Give it up, people. Barack Obama is invincible, okay? He just is—-so stop whining about “the liberal media,” says Slate’s Jack Shafer. “You’re welcome to believe otherwise, but I don’t think the press has gone in the tank for Barack Obama,” he says. Blah, blah, blah—the lack of bias has been cataloged before. “What has gone unexplored until now is this: How did Barack Obama achieve superslipperiness without becoming greasy?”
- Sad about the loss of Scrabulous? Fear not, procrastinators and managers of a multitude of minimized webpages! I give you: Fight scenes through the ages, a compilation of clips from various action movies. The videos show the evolution of the fight scene from simple cinematography to the jumbled camera madness we see today.
- And here, another time-suck: The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful People.