"Susan Rice and double standards," by Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post
"Does gender — or the supercharged combination of gender and race — play a role in the preemptive strikes on not-yet-secretary of state nominee Susan Rice?"
"Cliff Diving," by Eric Erickson, RedState
"Today, they tell us we need a balanced approach of tax increases and spending cuts. The so-called fiscal cliff does just that. It is exactly what they’ve always said we needed and now they don’t want it. The truth is they don’t want to cut spending. Neither side really does. They structured their last deal to fail so they could scare the American people.That’s what they are trying now as they all shuffle around to sound reasonable as fear mongers. Meanwhile, the President is offering nothing substantive and has walked back from his claims of 3 to 1 spending cuts to tax increases. He just wants the tax increases and nothing else. Again, spending cuts won’t happen if the GOP takes the deal. Nothing good can come of negotiating further. The GOP should pass what they want and promptly go home. Let the Democrats stay and sort things out."
"With women leaving Cabinet, advocates want even more top jobs," by Emily Heil, The Washington Post
"The National Association for Women is pressing for a full half of the Cabinet to be made up of women — just like the U.S. population generally."
"A photo showing a police officer coming to the aid of a homeless man and giving him his boots has spread across the Internet, with more than 430,000 likes on Facebook. Officer Lawrence DePrimo and Jennifer Foster, the woman who took the photo, talk about DePrimo’s random act of kindness."