In Syria, the U.S. closes its embassy, but the violence continues. Where is the world action? (Washington Post)

Room for Debate asks: Is Assad’s time running out? (New York Times)

“Romney has made himself the poster child of the 1 percent by insisting that he’s ‘not concerned about the very poor.’ He has said this twice in as many months. This is a man who literally makes more money off his trust funds in one night’s sleep than a minimum-wage worker breaking her back for 40 hours a week makes in a year,” writes CAP’s Tom Perriello. (Politico)

But Mitt Romney’s comment about the “very poor” wasn’t just a gaffe, it also gave insight to conservatives. (Washington Post)

Jonah Goldberg: Liberals are the true aggressors in culture wars. (USA Today)

The ‘legislative wall’: Dick Armey’s top five Tea Party Republican candidates (Think Progress)

Hoover’s Daniel Pipes warns of Kastelorizo. Yes, Kastelorizo. (National Review)

The UN Security Council’s failure to pass a proposed resolution on Syria has put the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine “in major crisis,” argues Stewart Patrick, director of CFR’s International Institutions and Global Governance program: