Today on the Main Site:
The Grown-Up by Philip Klein: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels may be boring. But after four years of Obama, that may be just the type of change Americans want.
That Darned Obama by Andrew Cline: He’s just so infuriatingly moderate!
A Leak in the Presidency by Ross Kaminsky: His problems are more than a mile wide and at least a mile deep.
Obama, the British, the Gulf, and Afghanistan by Hal G.P. Colebatch: Barack Obama seems determined to shoot himself in both feet as far as his relations with Britain go.
It’s Cool to Learn by Jay D. Homnick: Why is the last day of school no longer the happiest day of year?
Alinskys in Action by Matthew Vadum: According to the SEIU’s allies at National People’s Action, America’s future cannot include capitalism. But it does include the Democratic Party.
Shale Gas to the Rescue by George H. Wittman: The next forty years are projected to bring a massive increase in natural gas availability.
Song of Roland Garros by Roger Kaplan: The French enjoyed it, as they must, without any of their hopes getting anywhere (they never do).
Expelling Helen Thomas by Reader Mail: Helen Thomas. The perfect game. Obama’s arrogance. American Jews and Israel.
What to Watch For:
British investors irritated by U.S. involvement in BP (NY Times)
SEC begins implementing new “circuit breaker” regulations to prevent another flash crash (Washington Post)
China set to decide on important Google license for online mapping services (WSJ)
FIFA World Cup begins today
Clip(s) of the Day:
Hugo Chavez sings a little diddy about Hillary Clinton (BBC);
Sen. Boxer believes climate change poses the greatest national security threat to the United States