I missed being able to comment on the conventions. Would have made for an easy Planet, but I'm sure everyone has heard more than they want to about the events by now so I'll let them go except for one point; the democrats did have some substance to theirs while the conservatives decided to stay away from any concrete policy. Culture wars and flat out falsehoods dictated their strategy. My favorite after convention quote was from Neil Newhouse's "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers."
Libya and the rest of the Middle East appears to be forming a more perfect union, a union against free speech.The big story as everyone knows is the attack on the American Consulate and subsequent deaths of our Ambassador and his protectors.