Glenn Kessler fact checks Tim Pawlenty’s Council on Foreign Relations speech (Washington Post)

Does the U.S. really need an Office of the Director of National Intelligence to protect itself? (Politico)

Will the U.S. deficit bring an end to world peace? (Time)

Afghanistan’s struggle for power (New York Times)

Iran’s execution binge (LA Times)

How fracking can save upstate (New York Post)

Republicans need to get real spending cuts (National Review)

Fox confuses sulfur pollution for greenhouse gases (ThinkProgress)

Create jobs AND cut the deficit (New York Times)