David Brooks in The New York Times on the sad story of environmentalism Before Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth, curbing global warming was a bipartisan issue. Gore politicized it, killing its bipartisan chances. Then Obama's green jobs grants seemed wasteful. "All in all, the once bright green future is looking grimmer. Green tech is decidedly less glamorous, tarnished by political and technological disappointments."
Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post on Romney as a good manager, '50s dad It's good that Romney said he hired women and accommodated for a female employee who needed a more flexible schedule. "But at heart, he seems convinced that children are better off when mothers stay home." So while Marcus might be chosen out of a binder, she'd be worried he's secretly thinking a "Truly Good Mother" wouldn't be there in the first place.
William Pesek in Bloomberg View on global hunger If the fight for food fails, capitalism as we know it cannot last. The era of cheap food is over, and millions in Asia are living off meager funds, leaving a weak base for economic growth and a strong one for political instability. Worst: Leadership is distracted. "It is too focused on Europe’s bond spreads and China’s currency to see that the unsexy issue of food is the real issue imperiling the future."