Poll: It’s still the economy, stupid (Politico)

Room for Debate asks: Where should the lottery check go? (New York Times)

“Taxpayers just dodged a bullet. Even though Republicans on the so-called supercommittee were willing to break their promises and support a tax hike, a 1990-style budget deal was not possible because Democrats demanded too much and offered too little in exchange,” writes Cato’s Dan Mitchell. (National Review)

Hoover ranks 2011’s best and worst moments in education: short on education policy, heavy on politics (Washington Post)

“States offering in-state college tuition rates to illegal aliens -- but not to all American students -- are brazenly violating federal immigration law.” (Washington Examiner)

Bush’s Big Government still present in the 2012 GOP field. (National Review)

Obama 101 (National Review)