• At The Washington Post, Brad Plumer challenges the notion that higher gas prices will sway the 2012 election.
  • Just because the Republican Party is about to nominate Mitt Romney doesn’t mean that it has somehow become reasonable.
  • I completely agree with Jonathan Bernstein that a blowout is still likely in November, even if the odds for Obama’s re-election (or Romney’s election) are 50-50.
  • Alexander Hoffman has a nice take on why Apple dropped its numbering scheme for the new iPad.
  • The new trailer for Game of Thrones season 2 is appropriately epic and, if I’m not mistaken, gives us a glimpse of Melisandre: