1) Brian Beutler is right: Whatever the merits of this deal, most on the Hill were expecting a much worse deal last week. The odds were on a full extension for between one and three years, with perhaps a six-month extension of unemployment benefits.
2) How Democrats screwed this up back in July.
3) What FDR knew.
4) Some good tax charts.
5) Mike Konczal has concerns.
I'll be talking tax cuts with Lawrence O'Donnell and friends at 10 p.m. Eastern tonight.
| December 8, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
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