Juan Williams in The Hill on Condoleezza Rice for Veep Hurling the former secretary of State into the veepstakes, The Hill columnist and Fox News contributor says Rice's addition to the ticket would be a political game changer. "Unlike some other prospects — her selection can never be dismissed as racial tokenism," Williams writes. "She is an experienced political player who has scars from previous battles; former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are still taking shots at her in their latest books. And her expertise on foreign policy, as a former secretary of state, would compensate for Romney’s lack of international experience."
Bill Keller in The New York Times on the future of North Korea The former New York Times executive editor asks what happens when the volatile Pyongyang regime goes under. "What about the Day After?" he writes. "If the regime’s days are numbered, the end is likely to be messier than anything we’ve seen in the Arab Spring. Why aren’t we sitting down with the Chinese, South Koreans, Japanese and Russians and making a plan to prevent nuclear material from being sold to the Russian mafia or the Chinese triads; to keep some panicky general from incinerating Seoul (minutes away as the artillery shell flies); to dissuade China or Russia from sending in troops to take advantage; to prevent Nuremberg-minded prison commandants from bulldozing the evidence into mass graves; to fend off an even more monumental human calamity than the famine of the mid-90s?"