Now that the dust has settled with the averted fiscal cliff, there are
dubious Beltway winners and losers, but among the unequivocal winners is
Oklahoma's own U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore. Early on, he urged his
Republican colleagues to accept tax hikes on the wealthiest 2 percent
and wait until spring to battle over spending cuts, and the political
postmortems have been more than kind to him.