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What to watch for:
The administration will release its proposed 2012 budget (New York Times)
Arizona representative Jeff Flake will announce that he is running for John Kyl’s Senate seat (USA Today)
Pitchers and catchers report for spring training (Yahoo)
The Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill will face several key oversight hearings this week, including Fed chair Ben Bernanke’s testimony to the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday (Reuters)
On the main site:
The Race for Comparative Advantage, by Philip Klein: CPAC shows why there is no clear frontrunner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
Up From Paulism, by W. James Antle III: How Rand Paul could broaden his father’s message.
New Media, Old Bias, by Robert Stacy McCain: Mareen Dowd came to CPAC but wasn’t treated like royalty.
Mitch Daniels and the CPAC Moment, by Daniel Oliver: Is the Indiana governor running for president?
Stupidity, Intelligence, and Egypt, by Jed Babbin: Leon Panetta is the least of this administration’s problems.
Eisenhower’s Religion, by Mark Tooley: In religion, as in so much else, Ike was far more sophisticated than commonly realized.
Borders, RIP? by G. Tracy Mehan, III: A sad turn of events for bibliophiles.
Clip of the day:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?