FROM THE BLOGS:

How can Detroit bounce back from bankruptcy

Thinkprogress's Alan Pyke wonders whether Detroit will be able to recover from its economic troubles.

Spending tomorrow's money is easy

Over at RedState, John Hayward looks back to see how Detroit fell into bankruptcy.

The big aluminum warehouse that helps Goldman Sachs trade profits

Kevin Drum of Mother Jones gives his take on recent news that an aluminum warehouse owned by Goldman Sachs is helping the company control and manipulate physical stocks of aluminum.

Asking politicos about possible 2016 election runs 'a waste of time'
Slate’s David Weigel argues there's no point in asking potential 2016 presidential candidates if they're running for president.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

White House defends return to economic issues

The Hill’s Justin Sink’s reports on the White House defending President Obama’s upcoming speeches on the economy this week.

White House: Don’t read too much into Israel-Palestine talks
The White House expressed “cautious optimism” about future peace talks between Israel and Palestine, according to The Hill's Justin Sink.