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26  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma tries to ban APUSH (& possibly others AP classes) on: February 18, 2015, 03:55:19 pm
How can a course made to fit a standardized test promote questioning of accepted interpretations of history? (not just rhetorical, I'm legitimately curious)

This is a semantic problem around the word "accepted." A standardized test can ask students to compare different interpretations of an event in an essay or in multiple choice questions. 
27  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: The Jewish vote: 5 types on: February 17, 2015, 07:07:13 am
It would be interesting to do the "types" of Jewish voter for NYC neighborhoods (and other places).  Obviously the immigrant and religious Jews are in Brooklyn and Queens - (i.e. Brighton Beach for Russian Jews, Borough Park and Williamsburg for Hasidic Jews, etc.)  Manhattan would be dominated by the "urban elite."  Though there's several "red diaper" or socialist Jews as well - probably more on the Upper West Side than anywhere else, though they'd be outnumbered by the "urban elite liberal types.  Others and more modern-day "radical chic" would be found in Lower Manhattan and Brownstone Brooklyn. 

Doesn't Gravesend have a substantial Sephardic community, or am I misremembering things?

Is that where the Syrian Jewish community lives? Highly insular.
28  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NH-Marist: Hassan +4 on: February 16, 2015, 11:59:01 am
Any idea why NH (especially the western part) is trending blue? Demographics can't explain it.

New England has among the lowest rates of religiosity in the country, including NH--that would be one factor.
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: manning to get access to hormone replacement therapy on: February 16, 2015, 11:40:11 am
A traitor gets this cosmetic surgery courtesy of the taxpayer. We are one screwed up place.  Why do WE have to pay for it?

Not sure that Internet parody accounts pay taxes...
30  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The "even your hero agreed with us" argument on: February 15, 2015, 10:44:05 am
JFK cutting income tax rates from 90% to 70% when the deficit was minimal is the canonical example.
31  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: manning to get access to hormone replacement therapy on: February 13, 2015, 08:52:57 am
Good.
32  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Axelrod: Obama lied about opposing gay marriage on: February 11, 2015, 06:14:00 am
But Hillary must be burnt at the stake for it.

On behalf of the gays, I can tell you no one cares anymore that our presidential candidates came around late. Obama may have waited until 2012 (and I voted against him in 2008 primaries in part on this) but he visibly moved the needle when he endorsed SSM.
33  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What will the official 2016 republican platform say on the issue of SSM? on: February 10, 2015, 09:21:22 pm
"For thousands of years, marriage has been defined as the sacred union of one man and one woman. We believe that America is made stronger by traditional marriage. Justice Kennedy, over to you."
34  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Austria on: February 10, 2015, 09:02:23 am
35  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rand Paul: "GOP can turn California red" on: February 09, 2015, 08:20:01 am
sure a pro-choice, pro-SSM, pro-immigration, pro-environment Republican could do well in CA. I wish more of those existed

Which is why we have Governor Kashkari.

Oh wait.

He can win, he just needs to run in a year with a better national climate for the GOP.
36  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Governor Terrible (Brownback) to balance budget via cutting highway funding on: February 09, 2015, 08:17:36 am
Buses don't sell. They have the stigma of being the poor man's transportation.

Also, since bus lines can (and do) get moved or removed, they don't trigger long-term real estate development the way an investment in rail does.
37  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ObamaCare cost expectation drops 7% on: February 07, 2015, 03:28:12 pm
Meanwhile, unemployment rate rises as discouraged and detached workers try to regain employment.

Gee, who could have known this was coming?

Or college students who graduated in December moved into the labor force to seek employment in January.

Seasonal adjustment would have corrected for any impact of that.
38  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nebraska legislature recognizes gay marriage because guns on: February 06, 2015, 08:09:43 am
I hate to be a spoilsport, but those two things have nothing to do with each other... Which means the Nebraska legislature technically didn't recognize same-sex marriage.

I don't understand. According to the article, they will recognize federally recognized same-sex marriages of members of the armed services for the purposes of getting a gun permit.
39  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: I feel like the Republicans should sacrifice Paul this election on: February 05, 2015, 09:05:50 pm
Aqua Buddah accepts!
40  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Nebraska legislature recognizes gay marriage because guns on: February 05, 2015, 06:04:24 pm
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nebraska-recognizes-gay-couples-guns

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Nebraska state senators on Tuesday passed an amendment that would recognize military members' same-sex spouses applying for gun permits in the state despite the state's ban on gay marriage, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pope Francis to Address Congress on: February 05, 2015, 05:15:11 pm
This is going to be good. Are we going to see him give lines where one party applauds and the other one sits on their hands?
42  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When did Generation X outliberal the Baby Boomers? on: February 05, 2015, 02:53:48 pm
That's funny. Wasn't there a lady in NYC in 1972-1973(I read about this) that said I don't know anybody who voted for Nixon.

Pauline Kael
43  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When did Generation X outliberal the Baby Boomers? on: February 05, 2015, 09:40:09 am
Radicalization of the left.

In 1992 and 1996, it was acceptable for older voters to vote for Bill Clinton. After all, he signed the "Defense of Marriage Act", and said in his SOTU address in 1996, "The era of big Government is over."

So your argument is, seniors were safe to vote for him on his economically liberal platform in 1992 because they knew he would course correct in 1994 after the Republicans took over Congress.
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When did Generation X outliberal the Baby Boomers? on: February 04, 2015, 01:19:57 pm
There's been some speculation that the very youngest Millennials might not be quite as liberal as the older Millennials. I've said before that this might be because of Quiverfull-style thinking taking off in the mid-'90s. Once, maybe 12 years ago, I saw an article that said the birth rate among conservatives was much, much higher than among liberals.

But I think the most recent exit polls showed that the younger Millennials actually are at least as liberal than the older Millennials, at least in some states.

I think there's a difference emerging between the Millennials who started voting in the mid-to-late 2000s, when antipathy to Bush and support for Obama pulled many into the Democratic column, and the very youngest who came of age after Obama failed to change Washington and aren't political active for either side (but aren't into paleoconservatism or social conservatism.)
45  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Walker peaking too early? on: February 03, 2015, 01:12:22 pm
Is he really peaking? He's at 16% in Iowa. He's the tallest tree in an Icelandic forest. I think there's still plenty of time for him to become either the flavor of the month or the candidate.
46  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: FL/PA/OH-Quinnipiac: Clinton leads all Republicans in all three states on: February 03, 2015, 11:55:09 am
Skeptical these numbers hold up in the long run but >50% in PA is very encouraging.
47  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Sick Privilege on: February 03, 2015, 11:52:17 am
Is anyone concerned that this could backfire and lead to vaccinations/exemptions becoming politicized and a "support your team" thing?

Aaaargh... it's happening.

Christie, Paul, and now Rep. Duffy:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sean-duffy-vaccine-oppressive-state

Hillary Clinton: "The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let's protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest"

https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/562456798020386816
48  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Sick Privilege on: February 03, 2015, 11:45:15 am
Is anyone concerned that this could backfire and lead to vaccinations/exemptions becoming politicized and a "support your team" thing?

Aaaargh... it's happening.

Christie, Paul, and now Rep. Duffy:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sean-duffy-vaccine-oppressive-state
49  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christie's fondness for luxe expenses (NYT) on: February 03, 2015, 09:00:09 am
This is the most voyeuristic part of the presidential campaign. Earlier this week it was "Jeb Bush was a hash-smoking bully in high school" spread across three pages of the Boston Globe.
50  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senate GOP Might Nix Filibuster For SCOTUS Nominees on: February 02, 2015, 08:16:51 pm
Alito and O'Connor were still roughly on the same side of the fence.

O'Connor was pro-choice and essentially pro-affirmative action.
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