1. The GOP establishment trap (Washington Times)
According to Brett M. Decker, it's a mistake to think Tea Party conservatives can't win.
2. Big Government: Sometimes It Does Work (Hartford Courant)
Just ask disaster victims, says Susan Campbell.
3. Phony Fear Factor (New York Times)
Despite what Republican presidential candidates are saying, regulation and taxes are not responsible for America's weak job growth, writes Paul Krugman.
4. Where Are the Bond Vigilantes? (Wall Street Journal) ($)
During the Clinton administration, interest rates served to discipline government spending. That vital check is now missing, says Ronald McKinnon.
5. No Child waivers make sense for now (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Those railing against the Obama administration's decision to grant waivers from the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law have little ground to stand on, says this PI editorial.
6. A middle class victory (Washington Post)
The Senate is finally standing up to China, writes Harold Meyerson.
7. Who Nadia is up against (New York Daily News)
The Daily News asks Republican presidential candidates if 20-year-old Nadia Habib of Queens NY deserves deportation.
8. The Lessons of the Shale Gas Revolution (Wall Street Journal) ($)
North American oil production can double by 2035, according to Lucian Pugliaresi.
9. An autism treatment worth funding (Los Angeles Times)
A California bill would require insurance companies to cover the cost of applied behavioral analysis for the autistic. It's good policy, writes this editorial.
10. Filling the world's most important job in the world's stupidest way (The Plain Dealer)
The presidential campaign is too darned long, says Kevin Horrigan. Today's campaigns primarily are a way to transfer money from special interests to local television stations, while feeding a lot of influential people along the way, he argues.