Some morning links:
Michael Barone says Republicans have a shot at the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut.
Timothy Carney says that President Obama's praise of Justice John Paul Stevens as someone who knows that "knows that in a democracy, powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens" overlooks Justice Stevens's vote in Kelo v. New London, where ordinary citizens had their homes taken by the government "for use by real estate developers at the request of the largest drug company in America."
John Stossel has a column about taxes, reporting that the federal income tax began in 1913 at a level of "just 1 percent on incomes between $20,000 and $50,000. Those were big incomes -- adjusted for inflation, $50,000 is $1.1 million today. The top bracket paid 6 percent, but that only applied to people who earned at least $11 million." More: "In 1913, the first tax form and instructions totaled four simple pages. Today's 1040, with instructions, totals 176 pages. How did this happen? Because politicians win votes by giving gifts to favored groups."
Brent Bozell writes about a Media Research Center study that "found only 19 news stories on the Tea Party movement for the entire year on ABC, CBS and NBC. The Obama family dog received more attention."