Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrests 6-year-old undocumented immigrant. (ThinkProgress)

“Both candidates have to pretend that the U.S. presidency is far more influential over events than it really is,” said Stephen D. Biddle, a scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations...“But to admit this is to look weak or to seem to evade responsibility,” Mr. Biddle said. “So both candidates tacitly agree to pretend that their policies are capable of righting the American economy while their opponent’s would sink it, when the reality is that both are in thrall to foreigners’ choices to a degree that neither would acknowledge.” (New York Times)

Obama: Keep the change. (Washington Post)

Room for Debate asks: What would the future hold if the individual mandate were struck down? (New York Times)

AEI’s Michael Barone: “Angry money” proves our civic health--and gives an edge to the GOP and Mitt Romney. (National Review)