* Good read: Michael Scherer discusses derivatives and the Senate Democrats fighting back against the bank lobby.
* Five fights to watch on financial reform.
* Controversial new steps to hinder illegal immigrants in Arizona.
* Watching the Obama doctrine take shape.
* In praise of our fill-in-the-blank Constitution.
* Despite all the complaints, there were 1,000 fewer earmarks in 2009.
* Nifty read: one week watching Glenn Beck.
* The Explainer takes on Tax Day.