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The Day Ahead: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

By on 2.23.11 | 9:18AM

What to watch for:

Progressives plan protests across the country in support of Wisconsin public unions (ABC)

Dallas mayor Tom Leppert to step down, thought to be eyeing Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat (Dallas Morning News)

Congress out of session

On this day in 1943, the American flag was raised on Iwo Jima (History.com)

On the main site:

Once a Mad Dog, by Roger Kaplan: Muammar al-Gaddafi will not be missed -- but his durability remains a reproach to the West.

Wisconsin Showdown, by Peter Ferrara: Newt Gingrich and Jeb Bush are right about state bankruptcy as one way to deal with rapacious government unions.

Obama's Disengager, by the Prowler: Tom Donilon, as the last two weeks have confirmed, lacks foreign policy vision.

Fleeting Beauty, by Ben Stein: It's always something.

Britain's Defense Collapse Continues, by Hal G.P. Colebatch: David Cameron will soon be traveling without a military escort.

Spend Rifts, by Grover Norquist: A new addition to the Reagan Republican list of non-negotiables.

Public Sector Unions and Basic Morality, by Manon McKinnon: If words having meaning, public employee unions do not.

Clip of the day:

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on everything:

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