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The Day Ahead: Thursday, February 17, 2011

By on 2.17.11 | 6:02AM

What to Watch for:

President Obama will sign a bill naming an Arizona courthouse after slain judge John Roll (Politico)

The House expected to hold final vote on budget cuts for 2011 (Fox News)

President Obama will meet with tech business leaders to discuss investments in clean energy and job creation (San Francisco Chronicle)

The House will likely vote on Title X--a federal program dedicated to family planning (Politico)

Wisconsin senate expected to pass controversial collective bargaining reform bill as protests continue (AP)

Today on the Main Site:

Dick Durbin Is Stealing Your Free Checking, by John Berlau: Michigan Democrats and Republicans alike hand the Senate Majority Whip a stinging defeat.

Multiculturalism Has Failed by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: How did it come to this point anyway?

Social Conservatives in the Age of Red Ink, by Nicole Russell: Moral fervor needn't be their only weapon.

Abortion and Cigars, by Tom Bethell: What kind of a country is it where abortion is subsidized and smoking is criminalized?

Egypt and the Death of Argument, by Patrick O'Hannigan: When a Rep. Jan Schakowsky is the best you can hope for in an opponent.

Amateur Hour by Christopher Orlet: Coming to terms with one's "nauseating puerilia."

The Heart of Dimness by Aram Bakshian, Jr.: V.S. Naipaul has a problem, and the problem's name is God.

Clip of the Day:

Here's a look at how big the U.S. debt really is.

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