Just very quickly:
- India’s Power Grid Collapses (WSJ) — More than twice as many people as live in all the United States are without power, calling into question the viability of the infrastructure of Asia’s third-largest economy.
- ‘Thousands trapped’ in Syria city (BBC) — While the rest of us are dazzled by sport, the Beeb keeps its eye on the ball.
- Boehner, Reid reach short-term spending deal (WashPost) — For “short-term,” read “until after the election.” Hmm. This raises a question: Can Boehner make a deal like this? Did he check with Cantor?
- Phelps Sets New Olympic Record With 19 Medals (NPR) — Oh, wait — were you waiting to see this on TV tonight? Too late — everybody’s reported it.
- Romney campaign attacks media (The Guardian) — “Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.” It now joins “nattering nabobs of negativism” among the annals of warfare between GOP pols and the American news media.
- Partisan Rifts Hinder Efforts to Improve U.S. Voting System (NYT) — This is the kind of “thumb-sucker” (to use the phrase of a national editor who once worked for me) that the NYT saves to top its report with on a slow news day. The premise: “Twelve years after a too-close-to-call presidential contest in Florida ended in a divisive Supreme Court ruling, the United States’ voting methods are as laden with problems as ever…”
I know my mix is missing anything local, but I could not find anything worthy. I’ve no idea what The State will put on its front tomorrow…