At Left Foot Forward, Nicola Smith warns that swingeing public-sector cuts would quickly lead to significant job losses for women.
A series of foreign policy failures by Barack Obama throws the EU's approach into doubt as well, says the Economist's Charlemagne.
As the election race gathers pace, the leaders' wives will be competing directly for the first time. Things may get messy, says the Telegraph's Will Heaven.
Luke Akehurst says that the Liberal Democrats' plan to reduce the deficit by spending cuts alone puts them to the right of the Conservatives.
The Commons public administration committee is not impressed by the proliferation of informal government appointments, says Andrew Sparrow.
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