Today on Jordan Bloom tackled the fiscal cliff, Scott McConnell traced some of the implications of the scandal that keeps simmering even as Gaza burns, and Justin Logan reflected on what the aforementioned scandal says for the foreign policy elite. Philip Giraldi uncovered a “fair and balanced” briefing on Gaza, while Rod Dreher continued his critique of politicians’ earth literacy, while providing a glimpse of what Asperger’s looks like. Alan Jacobs juxtaposed mass culture and local people, while regretting to inform that mediocre Bible translations are here to stay. Noah Millman shared one of the most powerful pieces of theatre, as well as a discussion of the fighting retreat policy we’ve seen from Israel since 1993.