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Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/13/2011

U.S. plans for Syria, summarizing the last GOP debate and more [AM Briefing]

With the double veto on the Syria resolution last week by Russia and China, the U.S. needs to coordinate its own plan--and Brookings’ Salman Shaikh has some ideas. (New York Times)

Brookings’ E.J. Dionne summarizes the last GOP debate: The solution to large-scale abuses of the financial system, a breakdown of the private sector, extreme economic inequality and the failure of companies and individuals to invest and create jobs is — well, to give even more money and power to very wealthy people, to disable government and to trust those who got us into the mess to get us out of it.” (Washington Post)

With the reliance on drones, the targeted killings of bin Laden and al-Awlaki, Victor Davis Hanson argues that Obama has gone from severe critic of the War on Terror to its faithful subscriber. (National Review)

Don’t go messing with single sex schools, says AEI’s Christina Hoff Sommers. (USA Today)

The U.S. has a long record of using the tax code to reward desirable social action. Should teachers be provided with income tax relief? (New York Daily News)

Wall Street Journal executive resigns over yet another News Corp. scandal. (ThinkProgress)

States kill Obama’s high speed rail dreams. (National Review)

AEI’s Michael Rubin takes a closer look at Turkey’s recent slide into Islamism. (National Review)

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