* The year's most important legal stories.
* The year's top political stories.
* Fifteen progressive wins in 2013.
* The year in mass shootings.
* Dave Barry presents his annual wrapup.
* Political bloggers pick their own best posts for 2013. Lots to pick from; the Israel one is a good place to start.
* John Scalzi on 2013 as the year of the asshole.