PPI’s Josh Block explains how Robert Ford will probably not remain U.S. ambassador to Syria and what that means for American leverage there. (Politico)

Room for Debate takes on the question: Should the school day be longer? (New York Times)

Daniel Pipes says a newly Islamized Turkish leadership going rogue may well be the region’s greatest threat. (National Review)

What if Obama has neither his base nor the silent majority? (LA Times)

Thomas Sowell claims we look for Superman and wind up with a warm body. (National Review)