Politico’s Arena asks: Is Mitt Romney’s attack on Newt Gingrich effective? Brookings’ Darrell West answers.

Perry, Romney and Gingrich: 2012 presidential elections and religion. (Washington Post)

“I guess I missed the moment when Obama hung his “Mission Accomplished” banner. Because from where I’m sitting, it looks more like the president not only lost his battle against cynicism, he defected to the other side,” writes AEI’s Jonah Goldberg. (National Review)

AEI’s Marc Thiessen says everybody missed last week’s big story on Iran. (Washington Post)

The rundown on today’s think tank events. (Washington Post)

Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth writes that Obama claims job creation is his greatest priority. “Yet, when it comes to the Keystone Pipeline, which would create 20,000 jobs, Obama is going slow. The latest? Refusing to tie approval of Keystone to a payroll tax cut.” (Washington Examiner)

Room for Debate asks: Will New York’s tax deal have an impact on New York’s economy or will regional differences — between New York City and its suburbs, on one hand, and the rest of the state, on the other — be more pronounced? (New York Times)

Bloomberg’s kids just aren’t learning. (New York Daily News)

Don’t connect drilling and roads. (National Review)