* Obama starts cleaning up, including starting the process of closing Guantanamo. Cillizza has some notes on the symbolism.
* Economic crisis threatens rural schools. Also, Medicaid payments impact shrinking state budgets.
* Muammar Qaddafi has a solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
* David Frum on how to rebuild the Republican party.
* On the war to eliminate polio.
* "Two Japanese companies have unveiled a security robot that can be commanded from a mobile phone to hurl a net that traps suspected intruders."