THE LIST: July 6 Edition

Are Republicans blowing their chance at winning the Senate?

The U.S. finally thinks about cracking down on a well-financed Iranian exile group.

The Obama campaign’s plan B is working.

How the Israeli government has followed the Bain model — and made its middle class feel unnecessarily insecure.

Michael Bloomberg is cranky about his speechwriters.

Physicists are disappointed that their theories are turning out to be … accurate?

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