I just lost a post on the fiscal deal. Good riddance. You’ve read more than enough about it. Check out Jay Cost on “The Politics of Loss” and Ron Brownstein on the brown vs. gray dynamic. Here are the basic contours of the deal itself. Byron York reflects on what might have been. Tad DeHaven identifies “corporate welfare” in the federal budget, not all of which strikes me as corporate welfare. But House Republicans ought to pay careful attention to his list, as it could serve as the basis for a more coherent negotiating position in future fiscal negotiations.