FROM THE BLOGS:
Was it worth it?
Red Alert Politics's Francesca Chambers argues that Harry Reid has traded what's left of his credibility for a quick stab at Romney.
It's China's fault
Fox News's Peter Morici argues that the trade deficit is the main reason the economy still stinks.
If it walks like a duck and talks like a pigeon...
Foreign Policy's Rosa Brooks asks how to define a modern military whose functions often lack direct combat and increasingly look more civilian.
It's right under your nose
TIME magazine's Ishaan Tahroor worries that the reaction to the Wisconsin shooting shows that Americans have turned a blind eye to domestic terrorism from the far right.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Paul Ryan tops election conversations on social media
While VP rumors abound, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) topped the charts for topics associated with Mitt Romney on Twitter, The Hill's Alicia Cohn reports.
Pro-Obama ad may be backfiring
Team Romney has turned an ad released by a pro-Obama super-PAC against the incumbent, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.