Reason is an equal-opportunity offender when it comes
to the major political parties:
I hear you saying: only four each? It's a graphic, so they probably had space limitations.
But it's not just the Dems and Reps. Ellen
Carmichael notes the "Freedom Socialist Party" in Seattle,
which supports a $15/hour minimum wage, is looking for a Web Content
Manager, and offering… $13/hour.
You might be surprised at the tastelessness of some of the
Getty Images you get when
searching for "shit". Today's embedded image is one of the less
Kevin Williamson has an unusually good knack of piercing
through delusion, euphemism, and cant. A recent
example is his brief
refutation of an assertion in a Slate
review of a pro-abortion book. The reviewer, Hannah Rosin, notes
only 7-20% of Americans want to "totally ban abortion", so
why is it still an issue politicians tiptoe around?
The number of people who wish to ban abortion in all instances is not small; it amounts to, as Rosin notes, about one in five Americans. The flip-side proposition is held by about one in four Americans — until you start talking specifics, in which case it falls down to about one in ten. The majority of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in some cases, but they also support significant restrictions beyond those currently enacted in law. The actual “absolutism” — the unrestricted abortion license through the third trimester — is in fact a distinctly minority inclination, held by about 10 percent of the population.
Read the whole thing. It's short.
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If I were a politician, I'd place an angry little garden gnome at the foot of my debate lectern just to mess with my opponent.— Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) October 16, 2014