Peter Beinart in The Daily Beast on why George W. Bush won this debate "Bush won [the debate] because the framework for understanding the world that he put in place after Sept. 11 still holds, even though it wildly distorts the world that the next president will actually face." He established American foreign policy as military policy, whereas it was focused on economic policy before.
David Brooks in The New York Times on being addicted to polls David Brooks is addicted to polls. After "hundreds of hours" of examining them, he gets "two banal observations": President Obama is more likely to win but there seems to be a whiff of momentum toward Romney. National polls don't actually say a lot. "I have wasted a large chunk of my life I will never get back."
Roger Cohen in The New York Times on working with the Muslim Brotherhood "Perhaps the most radical change in U.S. foreign policy under President Obama has occurred here in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood, long shunned as a collection of dangerous Islamist extremists, is now the de facto object of American support," Cohen writes. A similar policy of engagement should be extended across the Middle East.