El Cabrero is in agreement with whoever it was who suggested that the words "fiscal cliff" be banned, exiled or otherwise gotten rid of. It's really a bad metaphor that stuck.
It's still a bit early to assess reactions about the deal regarding that which was formerly know as you-know-what, but here's a good assembly of facts and reactions by way of wonkblog. I'll post more analyses of the deal tomorrow.
MORE ON THAT, INCLUDING FIGHTS AHEAD here.
I don't know about y'all, but I think this is starting to be tiresome.
COOL SCIENCE PICTURES here.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED