President Obama will visit Ground Zero; won’t make any remarks (ABC News)
Fox News Channel and the South Carolina Republican Party will host the first Republican presidential debate tonigt at 9:00 (USA Today)
Newt Gingrich to declare his candidacy within a week (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Vice President Joe Biden will open up deficit plan negotiations at Blair House (New York Times)
Pew’s Political Typology Report is out (self-test included) (Pew Research Center)
Rep. Mike Pence expected to announce that he’ll run for governor of Indiana (AP)
How the mighty have fallen: former Florida governor Charlie Crist cuts a TV ad:
On the main site:
Dirty Pictures of Osama bin Laden, by Andrew Cline: A secret that shouldn’t be.
War Over, Our Boys Did It Again! by Roger Kaplan: It may well be that the moment has come for us to bid all these people in the Hindu Kush a fond farewell.
Do I Hear Cheers for George Bush?, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Not in bucolic Abbottabad, perhaps, and especially not inside the editorial compound of the New York Times.
Walking Too Softly, by Ben Lerner: More official cluelessness along our southwestern border.
The Aftermath, by George Neumayr: Celebration and confusion follow the death of Bin Laden.
Cut U.S. Funding for Osama’s Mourners, by Ken Blackwell: Now that Fatah has dropped its mask, it’s time to put teeth into U.S. policy.
The End of Evil, by Christopher Orlet: It is now called empathy deficiency, and it’s treatable.