“Here’s a simple suggestion for Mitt Romney: Admit that the Democrats have a point,” says Jonah Goldberg. (National Review)

David Gordon and Stephen Krasner on Syria: How to bring Assad to the table. (Politico)

Room for Debate asks: As the United States struggles to handle escalating violence in countries like Syria and South Sudan, how can it also support peace in Bahrain? (New York Times)

“Even as super PAC spending was set to break the $100 million mark before Memorial Day, it was easy to consider corruption less pressing than issues like finding a job. But this election cycle is showing us how a rigged democracy produces a rigged economy — and how the ironically named Citizens United decision now stacks the deck against the 99 percent of Americans still working too hard to make ends meet,” write Tom Perriello and Amy Rosenbaum of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. (Politico)

“Last week’s talks in Baghdad between Iran and the P5-plus-1 — the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — yielded no agreement. Paradoxically, however, both Washington and Tehran are likely to view the negotiations as successful, but for vastly different reasons,” writes Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. (New York Daily News)

With the top two finishers in Egypt’s presidential elections being a former Mubarak prime minister and a Muslim Brotherhood candidate, it’s not surprising that much of the attention is being focused on issues such as the role of political Islam, crime, political openness, and the rivalry between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood. But what about economic reform? asks Cato’s Michael Tanner. (National Review)

PolicyLink’s Angela Glover Blackwell and Manuel Pastor: How to close the racial and generational divides. (Politico)

Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott Roth: Parental choice is the best reform to education. (Washington Examiner)