Jonah Goldberg writes that Robert Jeffress “plays into the worst stereotypes about the Republicans as a bigoted and theocratic party for evangelical Christians alone.” (LA Times)

CAP’s John Podesta and John Halpin says progressives credit the Tea Party for “focusing public debate on our nation’s history, the Constitution and the core beliefs that shape American life.” Is that true? (Politico)

Room for Debate asks: Is Europe sliding into a double dip recession? (New York Times)

Cato’s Jim Harper on what happens when the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street show up at the same place at the same time. (Cato)

“Memo to the Rick Perry campaign: If your guy can’t win an exchange with Mitt Flippin’ Romney over who’s stuck to principle more consistently, his debating skills need serious work.” (Washington Examiner)

AEI’s John Yoo says that the Obama administration is “dangerously confused the administration has become about the rules of war.” (New York Post)

Cato’s Pat Michaels on how the EU will tax your flights from now on. (New York Post)