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What should Republicans do about the so-called Fiscal Cliff? Matthew Yglesias says they should cut a deal as soon as possible. David Frum says they should stall as long as they can. I think I'm with Matt on this one. If they're going to renege on their "no tax hike" pledge, better to do it while the country is still more interested in the possible loss of Twinkies.

Oh — and while I have your attention, here's Fred Kaplan on press coverage of the Petraeus Scandal. This also matters less to Americans than the Hostess bankruptcy.