Daily Kos notes that at least two of the Republican convention's first-night speakers built their successful businesses with considerable government help -- help beyond the roads and bridges and power plants government built for all of us, that is. "We built it," indeed.
Four low-ranking Army soldiers plotted to kill President Obama, and did kill two other folks who Knew Too Much about the plot. The foursome called themselves F.E.A.R., eschewing more appropriate acronyms like H.A.T.E. or W.A.A.A.A.H.
From the "It Could Always Be Worse" file: EFF's "This Week in Censorship" covers South Korea, Myanmar, and Malaysia. Not everyone has the First Amendment, hence South Korea can go nuts censoring twitterings and Myanmar can censor newspapers (though it no longer requires editors to submit copy to the government beforehand, how nice of them).
Finally, some good news: the EPA has finalized rules mandating that fleets of cars average 54.5 mpg by 2025. You can go buy yourself a Buffalo chicken cheese steak or whatever, because your advocacy helped make these standards a reality.