Some interesting stories to check out:
Did Clayton Kershaw Just Have The Best Summer In Baseball History? - The Atlantic
Life in the Fastest Lane - SBNation
Dewhurst Tells D.C. Crowd Prayer Rugs Found on Border - Texas Tribune. What's wrong with the Republican party in one headline.
EPA unveils Great Lakes restoration plan - Columbus Dispatch
Ebb and Flow - Texas Monthly. Life on the border.
The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes - Michael Lewis, on the secretly recorded tapes from a Fed regulator at Goldman Sachs in 2012. As you would expect, Goldman ran the show. Some of the material will be aired on This American Life today.
Manischewitz: The Great Story of a Not-So-Great Wine - Modern Farmer
You Say You Want a Reformation - Josh Marshall. On calls for an "Islamic Reformation." Marshall reminds folks that European history after the Reformation was anything but peaceful.
G.O.P Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access - New York Times
The Dismal Science: "Seven Bad Ideas" by Jeff Madrick - a book review by Paul Krugman. See also: 7 Reasons the Economic Crisis is a Crisis for Economics - Pieria.
The Women of ENIAC - Fortune
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you - Wonkblog
and a bonus photo from the home place this morning: