Blue NC: A new study shows that climate change deniers are getting mugged by reality, especially in battered coastal states like North Carolina.

Balkinzation: How to regulate social media? Focus on anti-trust, privacy and consumer protection law.

Hullabaloo: Lea Gabrielle of Fox News will now head counter-propaganda efforts at the State Department. Seriously.

Lawyers, Guns and Money: The welcome rise of foreign policy wonk Matt Duss.

Speaking of which, your quote of the day:
“The ‘martyr state’ myth is based upon two flawed assumptions. First, that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been uniquely willing to endure the deaths of its own citizens in order to achieve its policy goals. Second, that the Iranian Shiite regime’s End Times theology actually induces it to trigger a conflagration.” (Matt Duss, August 23, 2011.)

Guest blogging Mike’s Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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