At least 28 die in Newtown, Connecticut shooting spree; Obama again offers condolences, we need leadership on gun violence issues --another "stand your ground" shooting in FLorida
--"fiscal cliff" debate riddled with unhelpful language and framing, says author Anat Shenker-Osorio
--Senate Intel committee approves report on torture, detention and rendition--will we ever see it?
--NY Times editorial joins voices calling for end to solitary confinement abuses in American prisons
--US will send 400 troops to Turkey--is this the mission that will creep up to war with Syria?
--Russia backs away from Assad, sort of
--Liebermans step down: Joe in the US, Avigdor in Israel
--Sen. McCaskill wants FAA to let you use your computer on the plane at all times