MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

The postmodern president
The National Review's Victor Davis Hanson says that, while every president flip-flops, Obama is the first to be totally divorced from reality and devoid of any standards.

Romney should take a risk on VP pick
The Daily Beast's Michelle Cottle thinks that, despite fears of another Palin, many Republicans are more worried about their candidate being dull than bold.

ObamaCare won't necessarily lead to doc shortage
Mother Jones's Kevin Drum is skeptical expanded access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act will lead to a shortage of medical professionals.

Avoiding a fall off the fiscal cliff

Fox News's Peter Morici says Obama and Republicans should compromise now to avoid economic catastrophe in the coming months.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Tuscon shooter to plead guilty
Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six and injured 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), in a shooting rampage, will plead guilty, The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports.

Sandra Fluke to campaign with Obama

The Georgetown Law student who became a central figure in the debate over the contraception mandate will appear with the President in Colorado on Wednesday, The Hill's Jonathan Easley reports.