MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

How Obama can have a great second term
Jonathan Chait at New York magazine outlines the liberal path to success for the president.

Arrogance and overreach
Republicans should be ready to capitalize on what Erick Erickson at Red State calls Obama’s extreme arrogance.

The liberal hour
Ross Douthat at The New York Times breaks down why, despite having the momentum, Obama won’t necessarily be remembered as the next Reagan.

Liberalism and freedom
Ed Kilgore at the Washington Monthly says Obama’s inaugural address was a perfect encapsulation of the long-lost liberal case.   

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Boehner: Obama’s goal is to ‘annihilate’ the Republican Party
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Obama's  primary goal of his second term in office is to "annihilate" the Republican Party, according to The Hill's Jonathan Easley.

Panetta to lift ban on women in combat
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is ending the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military, The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports.