Mitt Romney will skip Trump-moderated debate, leaving only Gingrich and Santorum RSVPed (Boston Globe)
New York governor Andrew Cuomo cuts deal with legislature raising taxes on higher incomes (Wall Street Journal)
Washington braces for Occupy protests of lobbyists and others (Politico)
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagoyevich faces sentencing today (Chicago Tribune)
Other countries complain that U.S. stance toward climate change is handicapping the Durban negotiations on global emissions (Businessweek)
Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egyptian elections (Voice of America)
Gov. Chris Christie is asked whether he plants questions at town hall meetings:
Days of Infamy, by Roger Kaplan: Marking the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we cannot fail to remember another day of treacherous attack.
Santorum’s Round-Trip Ticket, by Robert Stacy McCain: Conservative candidate sees hope in the Hawkeye State.
Organizing the Takers Against the Makers, by Peter Ferrara: Obama unveils his campaign strategy for 2012.
The Fallacy of the Master Debater, by Quin Hillyer: Staged face-offs will mean little next fall.
In Praise of Euroskeptics, by Robert Taylor: They paid a price for opposing a single currency for Europe, but they were right all along.
Stabbed in the Back, by Robert M. Goldberg: Obama pats himself on the back for making Israel less secure.
Religious Isolationism and Pearl Harbor, by Mark Tooley: The pacificism of the post-World War I era would no longer do.