Opening Act: Rockets

Dahlia Lithwick writes from Israel, where she’s living until late next year.

Jack Healy adds to the growing “conservatives in real America panic about Obama” genre.

“The parasites now outnumber the producers,” Mr. Harrington said. “That’s why Romney lost, and I think it’s going to get worse.”

Allen West got his St. Lucie County recount, which he wanted because one part of the canvass revealed a glitch that went against him. And now he’s losing votes.

David Frum sees the president holding the fiscal cliff-mentum.

And doesn’t it seem like Rick Scott’s pretending to get closer to “Obamacare” so he can seem more reasonable when he inevitably rejects it?