If South Carolina picks presidents, who does that favor in the GOP race? (National Review)

“Members of the Tea Party insisted they were turning the GOP into a populist, anti-establishment bastion. Social conservatives have long argued that values and morals matter more than money. Yet in the end, the corporate and economically conservative wing of the Republican Party always seems to win,” writes Brookings’ E.J. Dionne. (Washington Post)

Room for Debate asks: What’s the best way to protect against online piracy? (New York Times)

Survey: Republicans trust Fox News and nothing else. (ThinkProgress)

Third Way sends a letter to House and Senate leaders to improve civility among members. (Politico)

Manhattan Institute’s James Copland: The rest of the story behind Obama’s recess appointments. (Washington Examiner)

Victor Davis Hanson: Civilization on Reverse. (National Review)

Hoover’s Timothy Garton Ash on France’s proposal to criminalize denial of the Armenian genocide: “The question is: Should it be a crime under the law of France, or other countries, to dispute whether those terrible events constituted a genocide, a term used in international law? And is the French Parliament equipped and entitled to set itself up as a tribunal on world history, handing down verdicts on the past conduct of other nations? The answer: No and no.” (LA Times)