Can GOP candidates deliver on $2.50 gas prices? Politico’s Arena asks: Do any of the presidential candidates or the president have a solution to gas prices that will actually work? And are rising gas prices good news for Republicans? Heritage’s James Carafano answers. So does Hudson’s Tevi Troy.

“When Pat Buchanan ran for president in the 1990s, the conservative commentator lovingly referred to his partisans as “peasants with pitchforks.” The pitchfork brigade now enjoys more power in Republican politics than even Buchanan thought possible,” writes Brookings’ E.J. Dionne. (Washington Post)

Manhattan Institute’s Russell Sykes: Hunger hypocrisy in New York. (Washington Examiner)

Bill to help businesses raise capital goes too far. (Washington Post)

CFR’s Amity Shlaes: Watch Bernanke’s ‘little’ inflation capsize U.S. (Bloomberg)

Victor Davis Hanson says California needs to look inward when it comes to tuition increases. (National Review)

Is there an EPA power grab? (National Review)

Room for Debate asks: Is it a problem that Encyclopaedia Brittanica will no longer have a print edition? (New York Times)