When Elizabeth Warren declared “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own,” George Will accused her of being “a pyromaniac in a field of straw men.” But Brookings’ E.J. Dionne says Will set up his own straw men and the two are “in full, if awkward, agreement.” (Washington Post)

When the Obama administration begins talks with North Korea on denuclearization, CSIS’ Victor Cha says economic and political incentives need to remain on the table, but Washington should build three new elements into its strategy. (Washington Post)

Heritage’s James Carafano wants Obama to learn from Truman. (Washington Examiner)

Room for Debate asks: What Happened to the American Work Ethic? (New York Times)

Cato’s McClusky argues that the students and recent graduates at Occupy Wall Street who are concerned with their student debt are targeting the wrong people. Washington’s the problem, but the good news is that they can also be part of the solution. (New York Daily News)

As Obama gears up for 2012, who will win out on strategy--the issue strategists or the demographic strategists? (National Review)

Heritage’s Brett Schaefer on why Palestine cannot be. (National Review)