“Is Grover Finally Over?” by Frank Bruni, The New York Times
“Someday someone will write a dark history — a farce, really — of how he managed to bring nearly all of the Republican Party to heel, compelling legislator upon legislator to lash themselves to his no-new-taxes pledge. Until then we’ll have to content ourselves with his misfortune over the last few days. No sooner had a nation digested its turkey than his goose began to be cooked. The spreading rebellion in the Republican ranks was manifest on the post-Thanksgiving Sunday talk shows.”
“Morsi as Master” by Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal
“From the start of Egypt’s revolution in January 2011, observers have consistently underestimated the strength and ambition of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Lauer: Bottom line, would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect in hiring in this country?
Buffett: No, and I think it would have a great effect on the morale of the middle class. They’ve had to watch guys like me pay below the rate by that paid by the people in my office.
Durbin: Untouched, unchanged, Medicare runs out of money in twelve years – twelve years! Many of us plan to be around in twelve years and our children need to be covered when they’re eligible as well - We’ve got to look to savings in Medicare that preserve the basic program but reduce the cost in the program.