* Yes, all serious candidates should show their budget plans.
* "Here are the top eight foreign-policy items currently held up by the do-nothing 112th Congress."
* Noam Chomsky on America in decline.
* Barbara Ehrenreich on how we turned poverty into a crime.
* Good read: why Republicans don't want to talk about birth control.
* Growing criticism of the Republicans' economic strategy.
* "The USDA's advice for eating right is hard on the wallet."
* Both Fox and ABC plan to make it harder to watch their TV shows online.