Politico’s Arena asks: Can the Newt Gingrich boomlet last? Brookings’ Darrell West answers.

Earlier this week, Michael O’Hanlon said the Navy could take a huge cut to save money. Today he writes in the LA Times that cuts to our nuclear program could save $35 billion over 10 years. (LA Times)

The Protect IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act “threaten to inflict collateral damage on democratic discourse and dissent both at home and around the world,” writes New America’s Rebecca MacKinnon. (New York Times)

Room for Debate asks: Why did Turkey turn away from Syria? (New York Times)

Andrew Exum turns the tables on Steve Inskeep. (CNAS/Abumuqawama)

Out of state retirement slows down. (USA Today)

Fed officials show divisions over need for additional easing. (Bloomberg)

Did Hoover’s Schweizer rock Capitol Hill with Throw Them All Out? (Washington Times)