Opening Act: The Friends of Harry Reid

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), listens to a question from a reporter after the weekly Democrat policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on July 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Majority Leader Reid spoke about issues concerning middle class tax cuts. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Harry Reid will not stop free-associating about his friend and Romney’s possible benefits. Seems both rotten and cagey.

Leon Wieseltier versus the modern Springsteen fan.

The Week argues that the foreign policy trip was good for Romney. Can we just say it was a wash? The gaffes were not of a sort that would haunt him for more than a few days; the Israel junket, complete with accidental insults to Palestinians, couldn’t have hurt too much.

What can Congress still pass these days? Iran sanctions, of course.