Mitt Romney is in the driver’s seat thanks to a lot of luck coupled with learning from past mistakes, argues AEI’s Michael Barone. (National Review)

Demos’ Richard Brodsky has six ideas for putting jobs into New York city without giving it a back-breaking deficit. (New York Daily News)

Brookings’ E.J. Dionne takes on Rick Santorum, family and the economy. (Washington Post)

Center for American Progress responds to Harkin’s draft bill to end No Child Left Behind: “The proposal only requires continuous improvement. States would not have to set measurable achievement and progress targets or even graduation rate goals,” said a letter to Harkin from the Center for American Progress and other organizations. (National Journal)

Heritage’s James Carafano: “In responding to the “keystone” Quds plot, nothing less than a complete reversal of administration policy will suffice to keep the regime in Tehran from making the world a much more dangerous place.” (Washington Examiner)

Room for Debate discusses the trend of fewer babies--is that for the better or worse of a nation? (New York Times)

Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas on Yankees parking, Bloomberg, debt and the taxpayer. (New York Post)