This final note today. There is hope yet for bipartisanship in the Senate of the United States. For the first time -- ever, as far as anyone can tell -- senators are going to do a Secret Santa thing this Christmas.
Ten bucks is the price limit. Fifty-eight senators have signed up: 37 Democrats, 21 Republicans. Nobody in the leadership, so far.
It's not like they're going to solve the budget deficit, but it's a nice gesture, no?