“People with knowledge of Netanyahu’s thinking say he believes he will be able, after the election (and assuming he forms the next government), to cauterize the wounds he has opened with the Obama administration. But as Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States until 2013, has noted, the U.S.-Israel relationship is now in ‘uncharted waters.'” Jeffrey Goldberg with a partial accounting of the damage Netanyahu is doing to Israel.

+ The Saudis had an idea. If they let oil prices slide, could they put a big hurt on their competitors and competing energy sources? In short, yes.

+ When oil prices drop, people get a lot less interested in electric cars.