Lessons learned?

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 4, 2012

Consider: after watching the utter failures of the budget negotiations, the debt-ceiling battle, and the congressional "super committee," Americans sent the same fractious crew back to tackle the so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

Why? Because, outside the most ideologically vehement partisans, most Americans don't favor one detailed set of policies or another. They don't even think they know the best ones. And they don't want anyone who does think they have all the answers — left or right — to have an unchecked path to implement them.

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IS MENINO CALLING IT QUITS? Pundits at the Globe and WBUR certainly seem to think so. Bernstein weighs in at thePhoenix.com/talkingpolitics.

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