Having eased back into regular blogging, I’ll try to begin doing some year-end reflections from here on through Monday. Here’s what we’ve got in the way of today’s leftovers:

* Bizarre David Gregory/DC gun law violation saga continues; NBC says Gregory is on vacation and was already scheduled to miss this Sunday’s MTP before the weirdness broke out.

* Reid reiterates unwillingness to bring big fiscal legislation to Senate floor unless House is on board.

* Geithner indicates Treasury will be able to hold off debt limit crisis for another two months.

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Cherlin reports on failure of the Bush-era-initiated “healthy marriage” initiative.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes soaring cost of college still biggest reason the poor are struggling to get degrees.

And in non-political news:

* UK authorities join CDC in using inquiries about Zombie Apocalypse Plan to improve public understanding of emergency preparedness.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.