The FT's Gideon Rachman says that the problem with Barack Obama's first year in office is that his biggest domestic achievement is a negative one -- stopping the recession from turning into a depression.
On a slightly lighter note, Hattie Garlick at Comment Central picks the highlights from the new senator's acceptance speech.
Benedict Brogan looks at how a late election result could upset the financial markets.
Darrell Goodliffe at Liberal Conspiracy blogs about how we can empower those directly affected by changes of ownership.
Omand appears today before the Chilcot inquiry. Paul Waugh draws attention to what he has already said on the record about the WMD claim.