- The GOP is quietly abandoning immigration reform as an election issue.
- They write letters: Senior Democrats outline a new plan for Iraq.
- The Iraqi Parliament has extended the nationwide state of emergency for an extra month.
- Narco-state Blues: Afghanistan's already record opium production has skyrocketed 59%. "This year's harvest will be around 6,100 tons of opium," said Antonio Maria Costa, the executive director of the United Nation's Office of Drugs and Crime. "It exceeds global consumption by 30 percent."
[With Rolling Stone]