Ezra Klein in Bloomberg View on Obama and Romney's real differences "It’s kind of boring to think of yourself as having a set of technocratic disagreements with the opposition," Klein writes. "Yet, for the most part, that’s what this U.S. presidential election is about." Obama and Romney mostly agree on the purpose of the government, from redistribution to taxes. It's technicalities where they disagree.
Matt Miller in The Washington Post on Romney's audacity Romney was bold last night on regulation, health care, and taxes, sounding reasonable and principled. "If he wins, of course, Romney and his advisers will be hailed as geniuses for their timing, for bonding the party faithful to the ticket with the choice of Paul Ryan and a conservative-themed convention, and then dashing to the center for the home stretch."
Karen L. Cox in The New York Times on being gay in the South People assume the South is a hotbed for LGBT hate. But Cox, a lesbian who has lived in the South all her life, writes that "there are gays living in the rural South who don’t all set out for the big city. They lead rich lives and have families, and sometimes even communities, that love them and accept them for who they are."