ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down the middle, depending on what the topic is.
Why is Santorum outperforming his poll numbers?
“Rick Santorum did something unusual on Tuesday: he won a state, Mississippi, in which no poll had shown him with a lead.
This was not the first time. He did the same thing in Iowa, although the case could have been made that the polls there were understating his momentum …”
” … Why might he be beating his numbers? I can think of four major hypotheses:” 3/14/12
Read more: FiveThirtyEight
Barack Obama, gay rights groups struggle over Democratic platform
“An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT advocates and complicated an already delicate situation facing President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.” 3/15/12
Read more: Huffington Post