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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Is ‘The Road We’ve Traveled’ propaganda? Is the economy anemic? [AM Briefing]

Politico’s Arena asks: Is the Obama re-election film, “The Road We’ve Traveled,” pure propaganda? Hudson’s Tevi Troy answers.

Cato’s Dan Mitchell: “Why do voters of all stripes generally see the economy as anemic? More than 3 million jobs have been created in the last two years, the Dow Jones has jumped from about 8,000 to more than 13,000, and the recession ended almost three years ago. Seems like a lot of good news. So is President Obama getting a bum rap?” It all depends on your benchmark, says Mitchell. (New York Post)

“A crisis of capitalism is supposed to create an opening for the political left. But in Europe, the place where the concept of left and right was born, political conservatives have won the bulk of the elections held since economic catastrophe struck in 2008,” writes E.J. Dionne. (Washington Post)

The “Hunger Games” and movie morality. (Washington Post)

AEI’s Michael Barone: Redistricting not a big story in 2012. (National Review)

Michele Flournoy makes the case that Obama’s handling of Iraq exemplifies his leadership skills. (Politico)

AEI’s Jim Pethokoukis explains what's wrong with American healthcare in on graph. (AEI)

Is Boko Haram the next Kony? (Washington Examiner)

New America’s Peter Beinart: To save Israel, boycott the settlements. (New York Times)

Room for Debate asks: Are parent trigger laws really for the betterment of their child’s education? (New York Times)

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