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The Day Ahead: Thursday, August 11

By on 8.11.11 | 8:34AM

The GOP candidates will hold a debate in Iowa, at 9 p.m. tonight (USA Today)

President Obama till travel to Michigan to give another speech on fuel efficiency, and then attend two fundraisers in New York City (Politico)

Obama still planning to go on vacation on Martha's Vineyard later this month (USA Today)

The football preseason begins (USA Today)

Sen. Pat Toomey on the super committee: no tax hikes:

Still Undecided in Iowa by Robert Stacy McCain: Tonight's Ames debate is make-or-break time for some Republicans.

The Growing Bipartisan Consensus on Obama, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Falling ever further behind the great Jimmy Carter in the race for worst president.

The Lightworker Falls to Earth, by George Neumayr: So much for ushering in "a new way of being on the planet."

Crooked Cuomo? by Patrick Howley: Why does the New York governor want to close down his state's most important power plant?

Misplaced Compassion, by Christopher Orlet: Did misguided policies, ideologies contribute to death of mentally ill man?

Obama Is the Obstacle, by Quin Hillyer: The President's standards make us poor.

Anarchy in Britain, by Robert Taylor: After forty years of turning a blind eye, everyone shares in the blame.

The British Riots, by Hal G.P. Colebatch: A generation has been brought up not knowing right from wrong. 

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