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Worst case scenario bombing Iran, can the Muslim Brotherhood unite Egypt? [AM Briefing]

Hoover’s Daniel Pipes asks: What’s the worst that could happen if Israel bombed Iran? (National Review)

Room for Debate asks: Can the Muslim Brotherhood unite Egypt? (New York Times)

“On balance, Obama has done a good job protecting the nation’s interests — with a respectable record on the wars and counterterrorism, on handling China’s rise, on working with reformists during the Arab awakenings, on “resetting relations” with Russia and repairing them with numerous European allies, and on squeezing the rogue states. He has fallen short of his transformational promises on subjects such as climate and energy, Middle East peacemaking, and restoring good ties with the broader Muslim world,” write Brookings’ Martin Indyk and Michael O’Hanlon. (USA Today)

More women are breadwinners, but they still can’t get out of the kitchen. (ThinkProgress)

Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald: S.B. 1070’s day in court. (National Review)

AEI’s Marc Thiessen: Obama’s betrayal of progressive Catholics. (Washington Post)

“For those of us with a mordant sense of humor, the Obama administration’s record on transparency is comedy gold. In his letter last week formally requesting that President Obama invoke executive privilege in the Fast and Furious scandal, Attorney General Eric Holder fretted that turning over documents sought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee raised ‘substantial separation of powers concerns’ and could ‘create an imbalance in the relationship between these two co-equal branches of government,’” writes Cato’s Gene Healy. (Washington Examiner)

What kind of health care would libertarians support? (Politico)

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


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