Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:
Who We (Still) Are By Peggy Noonan
A little perspective for the pessimistic “age of the empty suit.
Democrats Are the New Ethics Story By Kimberley Strassel
A note to all those visitors who will soon flood Washington for the inauguration: Be careful of the “swamp.”
Camelot is Not a State By Charles Krauthammer
Right idea, wrong argument. The problem with Caroline Kennedy’s presumption to Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat is not lack of qualification or experience. The Senate houses lots of inexperienced rookies — wealthy businessmen, sports stars, even the occasional actor.
Labor’s fresh face By Harold Meyerson
Cabinet nominee Solis has made a number of gutsy political moves.
Who Will Be the Next Paul Weyrich? By Jennifer Rubin
The late conservative icon was one of the last of a rare breed of right-winger.
A Dangerous Imbalance For The GOP By Ronald Brownstein
Congressional Republicans risk creating a vicious cycle that will keep them minority.
‘Deep Throat’ Dead at 95 By Patricia Sullivan
W. Mark Felt Sr., the associate director of the FBI during the Watergate scandal who, better known as “Deep Throat,” became the most famous anonymous source in American history, died yesterday. He was 95.
Obama Team Takes Two Shapes By Gerald Seib
It was said during the Bill Clinton era that the country was getting two presidents for the price of one: President Clinton and first lady Hillary as well.
An Educated Choice By E. J. Dionne Jr.
Arne Duncan gets along with teachers unions but is also seen as a reformer.