Politico’s Arena asks if Rick Perry can recover from his “cringe-inducing” moment of forgetfulness when it came to naming the three governmental agencies he would cut. Brookings’ Darrell West blames the media.

“This week’s elections around the country were brought to you by the word ‘overreach,’ specifically conservative overreach,” writes Brookings’ E.J. Dionne (Washington Post)

Iran’s activities in Latin America plus other think tank events (Washington Post)

The answer is: Spend less. Period. (Politico)

Room for Debate asks: Are Older Americans Better Off? (New York Times)

Michael Barone spends his column on the puppetry job market? (New York Post)

Victor Davis Hanson is all the sudden worried about Obama starting wars: “The result is that for the next year or so, Obama can more or less do whatever he wishes abroad. If he chooses to bomb a country that poses no direct threat to the U.S. without congressional authority, like Libya, or to assassinate a U.S. citizen-terrorist, like Anwar al-Awlaki, the Left will keep mum. And the Right, for different reasons, probably will, too.” (National Review)

More young adults are moving back in with their parents. (Demos)

Cuomo made conservative happy in his first year, writes Manhattan Institute's E.J. McMahon, but now: “Governor Cuomo faces daunting challenges that will make his second year much tougher than his first, testing his oft-stated commitment to holding down taxes and taming unsustainable growth in New York’s public-sector spending.” (National Review)