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Newt Gingrich’s campaign names Lew Lehrman and James Grant to its Gold Commission.

From Newt.org, Lehrman and Grant accept Gingrich’s offer.

CBS News reports Rick Santorum bashing Gingrich for his Gold Commission proposal:

“One is, well, a little radioactive in the sense of you just don’t know what he’s going to do or what he’s going to say,” Santorum said, citing Gingrich’s comments earlier in the day that he’d like to reexamine the gold standard.

On The Kudlow Report, Stephen Moore responds to Paul Krugman on the tax rate paid by millionaires such as Romney:


On NRO, Larry Kudlow applauds Mitt Romney’s attack on crony capitalism.

In The NYT, David Leonhardt notes that most US taxpayers pay less than Romney’s 15%.

The WSJ breaks down taxes paid by income groups.

On Fiscal Times, Bruce Bartlett examines Romney’s tax arrangements.

At Forbes, Nathan Lewis explains gold’s role in establishing a stable currency.

In The NYT, former Obama car czar Steven Rattner chides progressives for minimizing deficits, comparing them to “fiscally irresponsible” supply-siders.

At The WSJ, Steve Hanke notes the positive property tax treatment in growing football playoff cities New York, San Francisco, and Boston versus Baltimore, which is stuck with high tax rates and a low population:





In The WSJ, Edward Lazear explains that despite the lower unemployment rate, it’s not any easier to get a job.

On RCP, John Tamny defends investment banking from Occupy Wall Street criticism.

At TWS, Matthew Continetti reviews Jeff Bell’s new book on social conservatism, The Case for Polarized Politics.