What to Watch for:
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said it’s highly likely that the stricken reactors of Fukushima Daiichi will be scrapped (BBC News)
Gadhafi recaptures Libyan oil port of Ras Lanouf (Fox News)
President Obama delivers speech on energy security, discussing his goal to reduce foreign oil imports by one-third over the next decade (Politico)
Israeli prime minister proposes building Gaza artificial island as a long-term solution for shipping goods (Reuters)
Clip of the Day:
Michael Moore defends unions on Colbert Report
Today on the Main Site:
The American Association for Retiree Plunder by David Catron: The House Ways and Means Committee brings AARP to book for betraying its members.
The Bully’s Pulpit by Jay D. Homnick: Chuck Schumer, caught in the act, for once.
A Big Question for 2012 by Peter Ferrara: Do federal spending, deficits, and debt promote economic growth and prosperity?
Radicalization Lessons by Ben Lerner: The good use to which Peter King’s and even Dick Durbin’s hearings can be put.
Unionization by Regulation by Russ Brown and Ivan Osorio: To stop this Obama power grab, Congress will need to fix the Railway Labor Act.
My 2011 MLB Predictions by Aaron Goldstein: Going for all the ivy.
Afghanistan: The Futile Conflict by Tom Bethell: Now in it’s 10th year, it could drag on a lot longer.
Creating the Best Government in the World by John R. Coyne, Jr.: Pauline Maier has written the first coherent account of our Constitution’s ratification debates.