1. The left blogosphere is excited about the NYT article “Democrats Seem Set to Go It Alone on a Health Bill.” As someone who was conditioned by the Clinton-era grindcore GOP to expect health-care reform to go nowhere, I think a more accurate framing would be “Democrats Seem Set to Realize the Obvious,” but it’s more interesting than playing strip-poker with the bill until it’s useless.

2. About that Whole Foods thing….