From the Weekend

We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview of what you may have missed.

On Sunday, we talked about:

* George Will suspects Mitt Romney lacks “the courage of his absence of convictions.” Will isn’t the only one.

* Remember when Rick Perry’s campaign said he might start skipping debates? Well, forget it; the trial balloon has been shot down.

* At this point, the Republicans’ Iowa caucuses look like a Cain/Romney contest, with no one else close (at least not yet).

* Every time there’s some unexpected snow, a few Republican clowns insist it disproves climate change. It’s getting quite tiresome.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* Every centrist pundit urging President Obama to stop fighting for jobs should read Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein explain why the opposite is true.

* The Koch brothers helped finance Richard Muller’s climate-science research, assuming he’s go against the scientific consensus. Many on the right agreed to accept the final findings. Then Muller and his team told conservatives what they didn’t want to hear.

* Romney wants Israel to lead in the Middle East and China to lead on humanitarian aid. Whatever happened to American exceptionalism?

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, the rationale behind Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) arguing that a statue of Jesus need not be considered religious.

* The closer one looks at the Democrats’ super-committee offer, the worse it appears. It’s more than just a mistake; it’s also a wasted opportunity.