Health, not health insurance

The American Conservative's James P. Pinkerton says the medical treatment of the shooting victims in Colorado and Wisconsin is the perfect example of why we should focus less on fine-tuning healthcare legislation and more on improving actual medical science.

Tell me your secrets

Over at The New York Times, Bill Keller opines on the underplayed benefits — and overplayed pitfalls — of leaking classified information to the public.

Where to send the Olympian bounty

The Cato Institute's Daniel J. Mitchell gives a clever argument for allowing the taxation of Olympic winnings within the country where they are earned, but not by the athlete's country of origin.

Not enough chest hair, too much caviar

The Atlantic's Elspeth Reeve gives Mitt Romney's top campaign strategist a lukewarm manliness rating, but still bills him as the "manliest man on the Romney campaign."


Gibson Guitar and Department of Justice reach settlement on illegal imports
The renowned guitar company has agreed to pay $350,000 in fees and penalties and to forfeit $260,000 worth of capital for violations of the Lacey Act, The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports.

Santorum wants a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention

Mitt Romney's staunchest rival in the Republican primaries is eager to play a part at the nominating convention, but conservatives worry he could scare off swing voters, according to The Hill's Niall Stanage.