Open thread: the Fiscal Cliff

Patterico told his readers that he was pretty much bored with the fiscal cliff arguments, saying that, ” in the end, we will arrive at a Solemn Agreement to Tackle This Problem Head-On . . . next year.” He continued: Meanwhile, our massive government debt bubble will continue to grow, and nobody will show the slightest bit …

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Open thread: the escalation of tensions in Israel and Gaza

I promised an appropriate discussion post concerning the flare-up of tensions in the Holy Land, but my darling bride (of 33 years, 5 months and 29 days) has other plans for my services this afternoon, so I will be unable to write much of an opening post on the subject for several hours. So, instead …

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Open Thread: Imagine, if you will, . . .

. . . that your favored candidate loses the Presidential race, and that Congress remains divided, with the Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, and the Democrats controlling the Senate. What do you believe will happen, generally speaking, over the next four years? Your Editor would like a realistic assessment of what you believe will …

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Open Thread: The weekend is coming edition

Your Editor worked long and hard on a posting yesterday evening, a “From around the blogroll” post which cited a whole bunch of people, and then he lost the whole thing when something weird happened. But he ended it with a video from Shania Twain: It’s good to hear a woman who doesn’t have an …

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