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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Mitt Romney and culture truisms, the U.S. economy’s slow growth and potential backslide [AM Briefing]

Mitt Romney doubles down on his Israel-Palestine culture comment: Culture does matter. (National Review)

Mitt Romney and culture truisms: “First, it should be noted that Romney actually got the numbers wrong: Israel’s per capita GDP is much higher, $31,282, and the Palestinian Authority’s much lower, just $1,600. No doubt the Palestinian economy has suffered as a result of Israeli security policies. Limitations on Palestinian property rights, continued Israeli control over land and water, and restrictions on both imports and exports have harmed Palestinian economic development. By some estimates, as much as 60 percent of Palestinian territory is off limits to economic development. Romney should have taken this into account,” writes Cato’s Michael Tanner. (National Review)

“Here are the stakes: The US economy is growing so slowly right now that if just about anything goes wrong, anything at all, it could mean another recession — quite possibly pushing unemployment back to the worst levels of the Great Recession,” writes AEI’s Jim Pethokoukis. (New York Post)

Why Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will create chaos on election day. (ThinkProgress)

That’s Mitticulous! (Washington Post)

Is Ben Bernanke an Olympic sailor? (Bloomberg)

Five things everyone should know about GOP senate candidate Ted Cruz. (ThinkProgress)

Room for Debate asks: Is getting on the ‘UndocuBus’ a good idea? (New York Times)

Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Central bankers cannon save us. (Washington Examiner)

Jonah Goldberg: The pro-Obama press vs. the ‘haters.’ (National Review)

Showdown at the Red Tape Corral: “In a showdown between the Obama administration and the town made famous by the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, the U.S. Forest Service is refusing to allow historic Tombstone, Ariz., to restore its municipal water supply after it was destroyed by torrential floods and mudslides in the summer of 2011,” writes Goldwater Institute’s Nick Dranias. (Washington Examiner)

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