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Where is the world action on Syria? Mitt Romney’s gaffe on the ‘very poor’ is instructive for conservatives and more [AM Briefing]

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:

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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