As we inch closer to the new year, posts discussing the top takeaways from the past twelve months are coming in by the boatloads.  Today’s roundup features a few of those, including Michael Schmidt’s take on social media and the value of real-world relationships.  Also of note, the head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, stepped down today.  Michael Hecker provides analysis and looks at who we can expect to replace Ms. Jackson.  Total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 126

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