Monthly Archives: October 2012

Same-Sex Marriage and Sandy – Linked? (No.)

The big news today is Hurricane Sandy, which is already sending rain and wind onto much of the Eastern Seaboard.  Already, tens of thousands are without power, and states and cities are preparing for the worst.  The storm, which forecasters are saying is nearly unprecedented in size, combines a mix of tropical air from the […]

Corporal Punishment – A Capital Idea?

We’ve heard a lot of crazy stuff in this election.  Comments about “legitimate rape,” a claim that nearly half of the country are just a bunch of lazy bums, the Vice President maybe, possibly accusing Republicans of being closet slavery fans (that one is a little more complicated than the other two, it should be noted). […]

Beware The Fake Voters!

One of the more interesting issues in the 2012 election is the question of voter ID laws.  Ever since one elected official let it slip that, maybe, possibly, there might be some political motivations behind asking people to show a government-issued ID in order to vote, there’s been a lot of hubbub over whether this is […]