Pastor Dan: Nixon henchman and convicted Watergate felon Chuck Colson calls for civility in politics and laments that "demonizing our opponents poisons the public square."
Connecting the Dots: Three degrees of demagoguery in Tuesday's State of the Union addresses.
Mother Jones: Meet Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the new chair of the House subcommittee on higher education. Seriously.
Talk2Action: Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention withdraws from interfaith group that supports the rights of Muslims to build mosques in their communities.
Satirical Political Report: The real reason Rahm Emanuel got booted off the ballot in the race for mayor of Chicago.
Matthew Yglesias: Thanks to December tax cut deal, CBO forecasts $1.5 trillion deficit for this year. Meanwhile, unemployment won't drop to "normal" 5% range until - wait for it - 2016.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "There's no evidence whatsoever that the Bush tax cuts actually diminished revenue." (Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbr AT perrspectives DOT com.