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August Not Likely to Be Quiet

August 4, 2012

It’s August 4, which means as of today (President Obama’s 51st birthday) there are 94 days left until the election.  Usually, August is a quiet month in politics — Congress is in recess, Presidents usually go on “working” vacations, and the polls tend to chip away slightly at incumbents before settling one way or another [...]

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Fifty Years of the Pill: “Unplanned” Outcomes

May 11, 2010

Fifty years after the FDA approved use of the birth control pill a funny thing happened:  suddenly science has 50 years of data to look through, cutting through the old propaganda. Today I found a really interesting article by Daniel J. Flynn at The American Spectator which puts some counter-intuitive arguments under the statistical light [...]

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Hopeful Pro-Life Trends Emerge

October 1, 2009

Pew Research came out with a poll (pdf) indicating that support for abortion is now tied at 50-50.  The poll’s sampling size was over 4000, so statistically it’s a pretty decent size (no one’s poll is perfect, though).  However, the largest demographic shift they found was amongst Catholics, who may have started actually listening to the homilies at [...]

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