Imprudence of the DC aristocracy - Dave Poff, RedState
Admin skewers GOP on cocaine monkey attack - G. Sargent, Plum Line
The gay marriage compromise - Kathleen McKinley, Right Wing News
Who overturned Prop 8? - Ezra Klein
McConnell: No comment on Ground Zero mosque - J. McCormack, Weekly Standard
Lady O's lavish vacation sacrifice - Nick Gillespie, Hit & Run
July unemployment polls - Daniel Indiviglio, The Atlantic
What the individual mandate vote means - Jonathan Chait
Today in Congress - David Waldman, Congress Matters
DoJ directing damages money to favored groups? - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Militarization and the authoritarian right - Barry Eisler, firedoglake
No one's too poor for pot in D.C. - Meredith Jessup, Townhall
Prop 8: Facts versus fears - Paul Rosenberg, Open Left
Prop 8 and the courts - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Ezra Klein on pernicious illusions - Reihan Salam, The Agenda

McConnell: Obama will have to negotiate more with GOP next year - The Hill
BP begins pumping cement into well - New York Times
Obama's day in Chicago - Chicago Tribune