MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
It's still the economy, stupid - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Let the devil take the hindmost - Meteor Blades, Daily Kos
Meekly giving up - paradox, The Left Coaster
A thousand words - Mary Katharine Ham, Weekly Standard
Not to be ignored - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Kyl drops the pretense of seriousness - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Wasn't O'Malley supposed to be a frontrunner? - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
NAACP considers condemning Tea Party - Nina Bhattacharya, ThinkProgress
What Palin's haul says - Reid Wilson, Hotline OnCall
Gov't attorney: environment trumps jobs - Ernest Istook, The Foundry
We can still blame black people, though - DougJ, Balloon Juice
The restful president - Bill S, RedState
Buying land in Jerusalem - Matthew Yglesias
The U.S. department of social justice - Michelle Malkin
Morning reads: contenders - Adam Sorensen, Swampland

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Poll: Obama hits new low on the economy - The Hill
Swiss reject U.S. request to extradite Polanski - New York Times
Twin blasts kill World Cup viewers in Uganda - Washington Post