It's no ordinary Friday on Capitol Hill, where a flurry of last-minute tax talk is making Congress's fly-out day much busier than usual. And while Republicans are closer to closing the deal than ever, not all of the developments in conference have been positive ones.
The government took over health care, and we all know how that turned out. Under Barack Obama, it tried to get its hands on the internet too -- a power grab that spooked people in every corner of cyberspace.
As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus, it's important to remember that this was the very first Christmas gift. It wasn't covered in beautiful wrapping paper but swaddling clothes. The party wasn't something out of a scene from Hallmark but a lowly manger.