Daniel Froomkin: Defying Gravity
Joe Nye: Immigration and American Power
Menzie Chinn: vs. the Hax of the Heritage Foundation
* Karen Hughes*: "And if another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue."
Margot Sanger-Katz: "To form the board, its 15 full-time members will need to be confirmed by the Senate, a daunting prospect given GOP opposition to IPAB. But post-election nominations are almost certainly in the works if Obama wins, and senators would be wise to let some of the nominations go through. If the board fails to make recommendations when required, its power is transferred to the secretary of Health and Human Services. Instead of 15 'unelected bureaucrats' calling the shots on Medicare policy, the country will be left with just one."
Duncan Black: Why not drop money out of a helicopter?
Jeffrey Frankel: Time for Nominal Growth Targets
BREAKING on #MTP: Dianne Feinstein says she will intro Assault Weapons ban on first day of the new Congress.— Betsy Fischer Martin (@BetsyMTP) December 16, 2012
Oh Boy: Nancy Lanza was apparently collecting guns for "for what can happen down the line when the economy collapses." talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/…— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 16, 2012