- "I don’t think we can say with confidence that Romney is significantly worse than a generic GOP candidate."

- Dave Weigel on the Romney campaign's random approach to gaffe-management.

- New research suggests tax evasion by the self-employed accounts for a third of Greece's deficit.

- Police in Britain are debating whether they should carry guns - and most are strongly opposed.

- A poem composed from excerpts from Mitt Romney's doctor's note.