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Thursday, February 28
What Scalia Really Said About Race - Charles Cooke, The Corner
The Bar is Biased Against Minority Judges - Dylan Matthews, WonkBlog
Jobless Claims Hit Five-Year Low - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog
Is the President Still Relevant Here? - Seth Mandel, Commentary
How the Sequester Went Missing in the Campaign - Matt Welch, Hit & Run
E.J. Dionne Goes Around the Bend - Steven Hayward, PowerLine
Raising Taxes on Rich Has Only Small Impact on Jobs - Owen Zidar, Economix
Did Obama Bail Out Governors on Medicaid? - James Pethokoukis, Ideas
Pin Rising Medicaid Costs on GOP & Insurers - Ed Kilgore, Political Animal
Lew Overcomes Damaging Revelations - DSWright, Firedoglake
The Chinese Bond Trope That Refuses to Die - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Bernanke's Defense Isn't Comforting or Convincing - J.D. Foster, The Foundry
Wednesday, February 27
Obama's Cruel Sequester Demagoguery - Peter Wehner, Commentary
Voting Rights at the Supreme Court Today - Amy Payne, The Foundry
Undoing the VRA: Careful What You Wish For - Hilary Rosen, PostPartisan
The Hazing of Hagel Was a Waste of Time - Susan Milligan, TJS
Has Syria Becoma Obama's Rwanda? - Will Inboden, Shadow Government
Skip the Rules and Let Smart People Stay in U.S. - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Glimmers of Hope for Immigration Reform - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog
Not Every GOP Approach Will Work Everywhere - Jim Geraghty, The Corner
Bernanke: By Unemployment, Not So Good - Floyd Norris, Economix
Republicans for Deflation - James Pethokoukis, Ideas
Big Banks Had a Great Year in 2012 - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Ethanol Mandate Raises Food Prices - Peter Suderman, Hit & Run
Tuesday, February 26
Boehner Starts to Lose His Cool - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog
A Presidency Without Guts - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
Governors Blast Obama After Sequester Meeting - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
The Case for Sequester's Defense Cuts - Ezra Klein, WonkBlog
There's Room For Cuts at NIH - Gaiser & Lloyd, The Foundry
Does the GOP Have a Forward Vision? - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED
Jack Lew's Deal Explained - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Obama Criticized For Selling Access - DSWright, Firedoglake
Don't Lose Sight of Immigration Reform - Stephanie Strom, TJS
Bob McDonnell's Mistake - Seth Mandel, Commentary
Did Dems Get Lucky in the Electoral College? - Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight
The GOP Is All Wrong About Bernanke - James Pethokoukis, Ideas
Monday, February 25
The Sequester Airport Shakedown - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
The GOP Doesn't Make Sense on Sequestration - Ezra Klein, WonkBlog
Obama Kicks Out Press, Then Takes Questions - Allan Lichtman, Hot Air
High Debt Threatens Economic Growth - Salim Furth, The Foundry
A Wasted Week on the Hagel Nomination - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog
Citi's Odd Payment to Jack Lew - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Better Technology Won't Save the GOP - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED
Why Stuart Stevens is Right - Chris Cillizza, The Fix
A Chance for Bipartisanship on Farm Policy - Vincent Smith, Ideas
How the Income Tax Unleashed the Economy - Charlotte Crane, The Atlantic
Whither the Asian Pivot? - Peter Feaver, Shadow Government
Karzai Wants U.S. Out of Afghan Province - Malou Innocent, @Liberty
Friday, February 22
The Most Boring Budget Crisis Ever - Matthew O'Brien, The Atlantic
ABC Exposes Myth of "Devastating" Cuts - Mary Katharine Ham, Hot Air
Gag Rule Used to Gain Leverage on Taxes - Eliana Johnson, The Corner
Americans Don't Know What to Cut - Catherine Rampell, Economix
A Warning About the Sequester - Tom Gies, Ideas
Is Obama Repeating His Biggest Mistake? - Jonathan Bernstein, PostPartisan
Republicans Shouldn't Be Too Reasonable - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
Obama's Wedge Issues and Achilles Heel - Ed Kilgore, Political Animal
Why Black Voters Are Critical to the GOP - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED
A New Energy Age - Irwin Stelzer, The Blog
Can Obama Target Citizens on U.S. Soil? - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
On Washington's Birthday, A Lesson in Self-Gov't - Matt Grinney, The Foundry
Thursday, February 21
Will the Sequester Knock A Point From GOP? - James Pethokoukis, Ideas
How Obama Moved the Tax Debate to the Right - Ezra Klein, WonkBlog
Updating Reaganomics - Ramesh Ponnuru, The Corner
Congress Can Make Taxes Simpler This Year - Howard Gleckman, TaxVox
Good Opportunities in 2014 Senate Races - Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project
Republican Rationality on Medicaid - Paul Waldman, TAPPED
How Taxpayers Subsidize the Biggest Banks - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Will Obama Do the Right Thing on Proposal 8? - Greg Sargent, Plum Line
NRA Has Great Fundraising Month - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Tighter Ethics Rules Won't Prevent Future Scandals - Susan Milligan, TJS
Why Create A Court That Obama Can Ignore? - Jacob Sullum, Hit & Run
The Dangerous Policy of "Global Zero" - Helle Dale, The Foundry
Wednesday, February 20
Boehner: We Did the Revenue Part of the Standoff - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Cowardly Mendacity on the Sequester - Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project
951 Days Since the Senate Passed A Major Law - Molly Ball, The Atlantic
The Phantom 'Slashing' of Federal Pay - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
Jackson Lived Off of His Campaign - Eric Lach, TPM
The Campaign Contribution Case Explained - Sean Sullivan, The Fix
Health Care Aside, Fewer Jobs Than 2000 - Catherine Rampell, Economix
The No-Brainer Argument for $9 An Hour - Robert Reich, TAPPED
High Corporate Taxes Kill Jobs - Sam Dealey, TJS
Social Security Discourages Longer Working Lives - Andrew Biggs, Ideas
Hagel Was Not Prescient on Iran - Michael Rubin, Commentary
Panetta's 'Do-Over' on the Allen Investigation - David Ignatius, PostPartisan
Tuesday, February 19
The Sequester: Wasting a Crisis - Jay Newton-Small, Swampland
The Posturing Over the Sequester - Jennifer Rubin, Right Turn
A New Plan to Avoid the Sequester - Howard Gleckman, TaxVox
A Glimmer of Hope on Energy Security - John Hannah, Shadow Gov't
High-Skilled Immigrants Are Job Creators - Susan Milligan, TJS
GOP in Weak Position on Sequester - Greg Sargent, Plum Line
The Republican Renewal - Yuval Levin, The Corner
Minimum Wage Folly - John Steele Gordon, Commentary
The Terrible Tax Inside ObamaCare - James Pethokoukis, Ideas
Supreme Court To Look at Donation Limits - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Data, Stimulus, and Human Nature - Paul Krugman, Conscience of a Liberal
White House Reporters Vs. Obama - Paul Waldman, TAPPED
Monday, February 18
Rove: GOP Needs Pauls, Not O'Donnells - Erika Johnsen, Hot Air
The Case for Optimism About U.S. Growth - Joseph Lawler, The Mark-Up
Washington's Example on Religious Liberty - Julia Shaw, The Foundry
Why Minimum Wage Hikes Are Affordable - Jared Bernstein, OTE
Graham Struggles With Fiscal Basics - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog
Feds Will Run Most ObamaCare Exchanges - Sarah Kliff, WonkBlog
A Voice for Climate, 40,000 Strong - Jaime Fuller, TAPPED
The Myth of Reagan's Miracle - Paul Krugman, Conscience of a Liberal

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