possibly last meetup of the year: a couple of topics,
1. the Benghazi attacks: (last month's meetup was cancelled due to the hurricane). The issues are still alive even after the election: (a) freedom of speech, (b) conduct of white house and state department, (c) role of media.
here are a few articles to guide the conversation: Susan Rice's role, the timeline, and lingering questions. Also interesting to analyze the contrast between Fox news's reporting and CIA narrative. A NYT article (thanks Mark) sheds some more nuance about the nebulous nature of these militias.
2. Fiscal Cliff: This is something we might discuss first. Here is the article from the Congressional Budget Office about the fiscal cliff and choices and consequences.
usual place and time, see you all soon.