There is bad news and good news in the front offices of the rock �n' roll franchise known as Bon Jovi. The bad news is that the band failed to make the cut for this year�s Rock Hall of Fame inductees. The good news is that the band�s front man, Jon Bon Jovi, was named by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions, a group of influential individuals from differing walks of life who essentially help think up ways to spend tax dollars on mostly wasteful social programs.

Republican Representative Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota announced in July that she would be forming a Tea Party Caucus. With the creation of the constitutional conservative caucus, Bachmann also indicated that she would implement a program that teaches the Constitution to those elected to office. This week, Bachmann revealed that Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will lead the first of the constitutional seminars for members of Congress in late January.

Is America destined to move from a two party system to a three or four party system? Is it moving towards a political system without political parties at all? The Huffington Post, with its predictable attack on the putative �Far Right,� with special venom reserved for the John Birch Society, suggests that the rise of the Tea Party has produced an attack from the Right on the Republican Party which may � with the Left disillusioned with Obama � lead to four political parties.

As the October session came to an end after Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a First Amendment challenge to Arizona’s controversial campaign finance legislation.

It was bound to happen. The dramatic story of a Florida gunman opening fire on the Panama City school board is now being used as a talking point in the debate over gun control.