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The Day Ahead: Friday, March 18, 2011

By on 3.18.11 | 10:09AM

What to Watch for:

Libyan government declares a ceasefire following U.N resolution (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah addresses the nation about possible government reschuffle (BBC)

President Obama will highlight the economic benefits of the U.S.'s relationship with Brazil (Chicago Sun-Times)

Japan's radioactive fallout reaches Southern California--not considered life threatening (AP)

The four missing New York Times journalists will be released by Libya (USA Today)

Today on the Main Site:

A Great White Fleet for the 21st Century by James B. Brinton: Disaster relief -- and America's sense of itself -- require nothing less.

Budget Battles Demand Perspective by Quin Hillyer: Don't scoff at small victories.

E.J.'s Broken Record by Ross Kaminsky: We're not broke. The rich simply aren't paying enough in taxes. Over to you, Al Franken.

California's Brown Out by RiShawn Biddle: The young Jerry Brown would be doing a much better job.

Michael Mann Goes to the Zoo by Paul Chesser: Climategate's hockey-stick man continues to thrive outside the penalty box.

Splendid Isolation by Michael Johnson: After six months away, our correspondent finds the U.S. suffocatingly inward-looking -- and gauche.

Turkey Shifts Eastward by George H. Wittman: A country now happy not to have to live up to Western expectations.

The Overrated Five by Lisa Fabrizio: Who needs overrated movies when there are political narratives out there begging to be demystified?

Clip of the Day:

President Obama's OMB nominee admits 2012 budget will not pay down the deficit (Daily Caller)

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