Tragedies pile upon tragedies. As we continue to deal with the devastation from the floods here in Colorado, random mass murder rocks the Navy Yard in Washington. The Atlantic has compiled a remarkable set of photographs from the floods. The Washington Post reports on the chaos at the Navy Yard.
Thirty-two images from the devastation along the Front Range. Via The Atlantic.
“I was just lucky,” one Navy Yard survivor told the Washington Post. “There were two shots. He got that guy. He didn’t get me.”
On Capitol Hill’s running self-generated catastrophe: Noam Scheiber thinks there will be a government shutdown this time, and it could be worse. Via New Republic.
How Obama survived Syria. Via Amy Davidson at the New Yorker.
The polls tell us what we already suspected: People don’t understand Obamacare. Via the Washington Post.
[ Image: Culverts and boat piled up after Coal Creek flooding near Golden, September 12, 2013. (Reuters/Rick Wilking) ]