Since I prefer not to start the New Year off on a depressing note, I'm linking to Mark Steyn's hilarious analysis of the "fiscal cliff" deal-that-wasn't. At least, it would be hilarious if his pithy observations weren't so sadly true.
Although its source remains a mystery, I suspect that the inevitable financial crisis approaching our nation will arrive swiftly. It will be like the words in the needlepoint frame in the climactic scene of The Shawshank Redemption: "His judgement cometh, and that right soon."
While there's still some time and a bit of money left in your wallet, treat yourself to a copy of Steyn's After America: Get Ready for Armageddon.