Wiretap: Obama and Rouhani in Manhattan

Iran has a new leader in President Hassan Rouhani. He’s coming to the United Nations to speak on the same day President Obama does. Anything could happen.

Could Iran, Obama go face to face? What would John McCain say? Via Washington Post.

David Zirin takes down Rick Reilly’s defense of Redskins name. Via the Nation.

The next Todd Akin is on his way. You just have to look. Via the New Republic.

Scalia forms search committee to find new pope. Via Borowitz Report.

Life on Mars? Maybe we should try Venus. Via Time.

Ionia, Michigan– One was tailgating the other. They pulled over and shouted at each other. But they both had concealed-carry permits, which “makes you safer,” so then they shot each other to death.

The story of the Boulder, Colorado, effort to break free of Xcel energy (not easy) in order to tap greater percentages of renewable energy makes Juan Cole’s morning good news solar power list.

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