-- The Wall Street Journal editorial page supports the McConnell plan.

-- Erick Erickson describes the proposal as the “Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011”

-- John Boehner gives a long and scary pause when asked what happens next if a debt-ceiling deal can not be reached.

-- Michael Irvin’s support for marriage equality  probably guarantees opposition from Eagles fans.

-- Why “the flip” is the iconic moment of Derek Jeter’s career, not his 3,000th hit.