Mitt Romney as Hubert Humphrey, contraception as economic choice and more [AM Briefing]

“Mitt Romney could end up being the most hapless presidential nominee since Hubert Humphrey in 1968. Romney aims to lead a party whose base is in revolt — against him. Just like liberals were in revolt against Humphrey in 1968,” writes Third Way’s Bill Schneider. (Politico)

Cato’s Michael Tanner says there is no debate about contraception or religious freedom--it’s about economic choice. (New York Daily News)

Room for Debate asks: Why are lawmakers so hung up on marriage? If fewer Americans are choosing to marry, what are the legal implications for relationships that are based on something other than marriage or parenting? (New York Times)

Hoover’s Deroy Murdock: The HHS Mandate: Why? (National Review)

Elliott Abrams: Turning point in Bahrain. (CNN)

Five lessons from Libya. (National Review)

Cato’s Richard Rahn: Obama has no Plan B. (Washington Times)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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