1. Good Call

    The Greatness of Chris Christie

    By deciding to stay out of the race, Chris Christie showed his ability to see the long game: to look through the fog of media hype and understand that the adoration would immediately turn into an investigation of his heresies and drawbacks, writes James Fallows at The Atlantic. “If he had any trouble imagining that in theory, he has the past two months of Rick Perry's life as an object lesson.” Barring an “asteroid strike or its political counterpart,” the GOP field is set, and Romney is plodding steadily toward the nomination.

    Read it at The Atlantic