DAY'S END ROUND UP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Why debt matters - Veronique de Rugy, The Corner
The right argument for a carbon tax - Ezra Klein
Polling surge for Obama on Afghanistan - John McCormack, Weekly Standard
Buying into Medicare - Megan McArdle, The Atlantic
Huckabee says 'big tent' will kill conservative movement - Ben Armbruster, Think Progress
Going 'Post-al' on Lieberman - Jennifer Rubin, Contentions
Costs and benefits - Matt Yglesias
A choice not an echo - Aaron Gardner, Red State
Rockefeller: Medicaid expansion is out - Suzy Khimm, The Treatment
Heckuva job, Desiree - Tim Graham, Newsbusters
So much for 'fixing the bill in conference' - Joe Sudbay, AMERICAblog
Gibbs says poll numbers are Gallup's fault - Allahpundit, Hot Air
More 'happy talk' on jobs - Jerry Remmers, Moderate Voice
Obama takes tougher line on GOP - Jed Lewison, Daily Kos

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
GOP points to 'pure waste' in stimulus - The Hill
McChrystal: U.S. can't defeat al Qaeda until bin Laden captures - The Hill
Dems weigh public option ideas - WaPo
Senate rejects abortion amendment - NYT