This will be my last post in this space.
Obama compromised during the fiscal-cliff fight, and the GOP didn't -- and that's why he's emerged with the upper hand.
America is becoming one, by its own volition.
His family is right to impugn the wider criminal-justice system.
Washington wants Europe to come to grip with its problems, and to be less obsessed with its own internal wrangling and more outward-looking. Priceless.
A look at a couple of the year's most worthwhile offerings.
Both sides should agree to cuts on those making more than $1 million, and Democrats should give ground on those making $250,00 to $1 million.
In this scenario, which side is the hostage-taker?
The big question of historical interpretation -- and I'm not sure of the answer -- is how much of a negative, if at all, the economy was for Obama.
Obama was exciting in 2008 because he promised to transcend the national divide. He's since given up, and Romney isn't even saying he'll try. It's a disturbing trajectory.
Will the cure actually exacerbate the disease in the economically reeling continent?
If the president loses this election, it won't be for what many will say are the obvious reasons.
If Obama had performed this well in the Denver debate this election would be as good as over. But he didn't.
Democrats apparently think Obama's position on the fiscal cliff is more appealing to centrist voters than Romney's. They're wrong.
I'd expect the debate to stall Romney's recent momentum. But I doubt he'll fall all the way back to where he was pre-Denver.
But will it matter? Not at all.