Forget the fiscal cliff: When it comes to the nation’s most pressing concerns, other matters trump financial calamity. Several thousand Americans, for example, urging President Obama to nationalize the troubled Twinkies industry to prevent the loss of the snack cake’s ‘‘sweet creamy center.’’ Others have signed petitions seeking to replace the courts with a single Hall of Justice; remove Jerry Jones as owner of the Dallas Cowboys; and give federal workers a holiday on Christmas Eve.
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