Iraq good news/bad news:
At NRO, Karl Zinsmeister says electricity shortage is result of high demand and fair distribution, claims insurgency is not broad-based, blames media for laziness/pessimism. (Half-grade off for World War II analogy.)
At Philadelphia Inquirer, Ken Dilanian retracts most of his optimism from April, cites rise in number of US dead in July, says (or headline writer says) situation is worse than media are reporting. (Half-grade off for several instances of sweeping language.)
Christian Science Monitor has a good news/bad news roundup.