World's leaders aren't doing their jobs
CNN contributor David Frum thinks the first step to obtaining a secure global financial system is for participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos to admit that they screwed up.

Moving beyond Roe: How can we find our way out of the desert?
National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez writes on how the anti-abortion-rights movement can refashion itself.

The Senate immigration plan isn't terrible — it's just unworkable
Adam Serwer of Mother Jones writes that the Senate's "gang of eight" immigration proposal is too vague to properly implement.

The 'fiscal cliff' bill is not what it seems
Lynn Forester de Rothschild outlines in the Huffington Post how many earmarks were included in the "fiscal cliff" bill.  


Boehner pledge to committee chairmen could cause logistical problems
Speaker John Boehner's promise to give committee chairmen more power will allow members to have more input on policies going forward, though possibly at the expense of influence from Republican leadership, The Hill's Molly K. Hooper reports.

Rep. Markey's mettle to be tested in Massachusetts Senate special election
Rep. Edward Markey (D) will have to show good campaigning skills and acumen if he hopes to defeat Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) in the Democratic primary to become the next senator from Massachusetts, The Hill's Alexandra Jaffe reports.