MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Blame Rahm? You're kidding, right? - Jane Hamsher, firedoglake
To GOProud and libertarian Tea Partiers - Aaron Gardner, RedState
Small-government vision of Bowles-Simpson - Ezra Klein
Post Office lost $8.5 billion last year - Guy Benson, Townhall
Rangel's political theater - David Kurtz, TalkingPointsMemo
Napolitano: We're doing this for your own good - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Monetary mysteries - Matthew Yglesias
Coburn: Earmark ban foes should expect primary - J. McCormack, TWS
Political malpractice - John Cole, Balloon Juice
A significant letter - Peter Wehner, contentions
NYTimes challenges you to fix the budget - Oly Mike, The Left Coaster
Unionized TSA makes airports less safe - W.T. Huston, Right Wing News
Koppel laments 'death of real news' - Steve Benen, Political Animal
A failing agenda fails - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
How I fixed the budget - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Rangel's trial proceeds after he walks out - The Hill
Intricate plot unfolded in Mumbai - Washington Post
Fed's bond move faces fresh attacks - Wall Street Journal