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Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Mitt Romney’s Super Tuesday, Obama’s motivation on Iran and more [AM Briefing]

E.J. Dionne:Super Tuesday: Was it a big enough night for Romney? (Washington Post)

Dean Baker: Mitt Romney: The candidate of change? (Center for Economic and Policy Research)

What’s Obama’s motivation on Iran right now? (National Review)

Is it Rumsfeld in Obama’s Pentagon? (Washington Times)

Hoover’s Daniel Pipes on a Life book series from 50 years ago: “The Arab World emphatically represents an artifact from another era. While not entirely sugar-coating his subject matter, Stewart offers a benign, gauzy, patronizing approach that would gag even the most euphemistic writers today. For example, he suggests that a Western visitor to the Arabic-speaking countries enters “the realm of Aladdin and Ali Baba. The people remind him of his illustrated Bible.” One encounters little of this sentimentality in the age of al-Qaeda.” (National Review)

AEI’s Jonah Goldberg: Birth control agitprop. (LA Times)

Funding transportation: “The Obama administration and Congress appear unwilling to increase transportation investment by either higher federal motor fuels taxes or new forms of federal surface transportation user fees. So Congress needs to give states and metropolitan regions greater flexibility to increase user-related revenue — and then use these new funding streams to leverage greater investment from both public and private resources.” (Politico)

Room for Debate asks: Do book blurbs serve readers? Do they help writers? (New York Times)

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