Opening Act: Rockets

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Nov. 19 2012 8:48 AM

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.

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“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?

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.