Political Headlines - December 19, 2012


  • Good laws will never abolish evil: Columnist Jeff Jacoby analyzes the commentary in the wake of the Newtown tragedy; but reminds us that there's no guarantees tragedies like these won't recur.


  • Obama's Fiscal Offer gives his party pause: With little progress toward the Jan. 1 deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff, a willingness to trim future Social Security payments could be part of the budget deal. Washington bureau chief Christopher Rowland reports.