Is Rick Perry’s debate skipping a bad move?, asks Politico’s Arena. Wilson Center’s Aaron David Miller answers.

Eric Cantor doesn’t understand American success or why the American dream is so elusive now, says Robert Kuttner. (Politico)

Following yesterday’s hearing of the health subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth writes “Whatever the disadvantages of the new health care law, Obamacare proponents appeared to be on solid ground when they said that it would extend affordable health insurance to millions of Americans. No longer.” (Washington Examiner)

Room for Debate asks: Should college grads get a break on their loans? (New York Times)

Tracking the same households over time shows significant income mobility. (Cato)

Jonah Goldberg says Occupy Wall Street can only win if Obama loses. (National Review)

Cato’s Malou Innocent writes that when it comes to Pakistan, “it is time for U.S. officials to accept that no amount of pressure or persuasion will affect Pakistan’s decision to tackle militants more vigorously.” (U.S. News & World Report)