Caught on video

The Los Angeles Times's Salvador Rodriguez writes about YouTube's move to decrease anonymity among those who comment on and upload content.

Foreign-policy faux pas
Commentary's Jonathan Tobin argues that President Obama's foreign-policy record is weakened by his announcement of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan because it let the enemy in on the plan, too.

One giant leap for ... no one?

Slate's Laura Helmuth makes the case for how Sally Ride's 1983 Challenger voyage into space was not a first for women, and why it was not a victory for feminism.

Winner takes all
Reason's Ira Stoll contends that the 2012 Olympic Games are going to prove a landslide victory — for capitalism.


Romney calls for special counsel to probe national-security leaks

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney accuses President Obama of dangerous security leaks, as well as playing politics with looming defense sequestration, The Hill's Julian Pecquet reports.

Boehner says he agrees with Obama: No new gun laws after Colorado shootings

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he agrees with the president that the government should not use the Aurora, Colo., shootings to promote the adoption of new gun laws, The Hill's Molly K. Hooper reports.