Olympia Snowe pens Washington Post op-ed explaining her Senate departure
Daily Intel's Brett Smiley highlights an op-ed by outgoing Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) in which she explains that her decision not to seek another term stems mainly from her chamber's dysfunction. 

Rush pulls an Ed Schultz
Rush Limbaugh isn't doing himself any favors by continuing to insult a Georgetown Law School student, argues Aaron Goldstein at The American Spectator

Behind the Cato-Koch kerfuffle
Dave Weigel delves into the leadership struggle at the Cato Institute. Read more at his blog at Slate. 

Women want to be paid for work, not sex
Health insurance is a major part of employment in America, Lindsay Beyerstein writes at her blog, Duly Noted.


Schumer focuses on the Senate, Scott Brown and contraception
Democrats are focusing on Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in the ongoing debate surrounding contraception, The Hill's Sam Baker writes

VP: We ‘screwed up’ contraception rule
Vice President Biden said the Obama administration made a mistake with the first version of its rule on contraceptive care, The Hill's Amie Parnes reports.