E.J. Dionne on Newt Gingrich: “The right-wing faithful knows Gingrich pioneered this style of politics, and they laugh at efforts to cast the former House speaker as something other than a “true conservative.” They know better.” (Washington Post)

The U.S. is less likely to use ground troops, neccessitating stronger air and sea capabilities. But are we preparing for it? (National Review)

How would SOPA be used? (Cato)

North Korea’s horrific economy and the cost of reunification. (AEI)

States of Conflict comes to an end. (New York Times)

The rundown the day’s think tank events. (Washington Post)

Room for debate asks: Are presidential pardons fair? (New York Times)

How Wyden gained the praise of the GOP. (National Review)