Articles of Interest

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.

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Politics:

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

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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

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About At Random

I am (Ms.) Jay White Feather, a lifelong New York City resident, born and raised on the mean streets of Manhattan back in the day. I am of Native American heritage -- a native New Yorker who grew up back when it meant something to be a New Yorker. And to me, it still does mean something.
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