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The Day Ahead: Wednesday, April 13

What to watch for:

The Times has an important look at the recent travails of cowboy poets (New York Times)

President Obama will meet with congressional leaders and then unveil deficit recommendations modeled after Bowles-Simpson commission later today at George Washington University (Wall Street Journal)

Congressional Progressives to offer alternative budget plan, consisting of tax hikes and defense spending cuts, at noon (Foxnews)

Rick Santorum expected to announce formation of presidential exploratory committee tonight on Greta Van Sustern’s show (N.H. Union-Leader)

Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Lindsey Graham to announce legislation to reform Social Security (The Hill) finds a Georgia town that outsourced all of its services:

Death Trap Democrats, by Peter Ferrara: Obamacare means premature death for Americans, as Nancy P. and Debbie W-S will learn soon enough.

Hispanic Conservatives, by William Murchison: Yes, Senator Reid, there are many of them, and the right will be a fool if it fails to take advantage of their availability. 

Rediscovering Hamilton — and Hernando de Soto, by Roger Kaplan: The non-development of the developing world can lead to Hamiltonian conclusions.

What’s Wind Got to Do With It?, by Paul Chesser: Putting “renewable” sources of energy on trial.

Christians in a Post-Welfare State World, by Samuel Gregg: How will they realize their obligations to the poor?

E.J. the Clown, by Patrick O’Hannigan: Post columnist sings at the budget circus.

American Mastery, by Lisa Fabrizio: A good cookout spoiled, last Sunday.

Men and Women of a Certain Age, by Jay D. Homnick: What a way to end the winter-ball season.

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