The Republican debate, as Brookings’ E.J. Dionne sees it. (Washington Post)

“No wonder the frustrated Wall Street protesters lack any specific proposals for change: We are effectively missing $500 billion a year in wages, and no one has a credible set of ideas that would bring it back,” says CFR’s Peter Orszag. (Bloomberg)

Room for Debate asks: What is the psychology behind the Occupy Wall Street protests? (New York Times)

Politico’s Arena asks: Can Mitt Romney take a punch? Wilson Center’s Aaron David Miller answers.

Victor Davis Hanson says Obama’s apologies around the globe for past U.S. actions say more about him than what he’s apologizing for. (National Review)

CAP’s Matt Duss takes on David Horowitz and Robert Spencer on their turf. (National Review)

The result of the Obama administration’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of 145 F-16 jet aircraft. ( LA Times )