That’s a cold shot
DougJ of Balloon Juice praises a recent column by E.J. Dionne. 

Was Obama's SCOTUS attack good politics?
Tim Cavanaugh analyzes recent comments President Obama made about the Supreme Court's "power of judicial review."

Scooped by Mike Wallace

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh recounts a story of journalist Mike Wallace, who passed away on Sunday. 

Don't know much about theology
The media could do better in its sensitivity and reporting on religion, Walter Russell Mead argues at his Via Media blog. 


Obama, Brazilian president to hold talks on energy partnership
President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will sit down to discuss a joint energy agenda, The Hill's Russell Berman reports.

White House abandons push for federal contractors to disclose political giving
The White House is giving up on its push to make contractors for the government disclose political donations, according to The Hill's Mike Lillis.