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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Middle-income voters – those with family incomes between $50,000 and $74,999 – favor the GOP candidate by a wide margin (57% to 33%). Democrats hold a 13-point advantage (52% to 39%) among voters with incomes of less than $30,000, while voters in other income categories are divided. (For a closer look at midterm vote preferences, see the detailed table that accompanies this report.)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Many of his friends found girlfriends, and settled down quickly into the marriages, homes and families that Paul craved. Some set Paul up with on blind dates, but they rarely went beyond the first meeting. "I just wasn't up to snuff," Paul says, bitterness in his voice. "They were all looking for richer, more successful men." Feeling left out, Paul turned to the Internet, where he fell into an online community that made him feel less alone. ... More importantly, Paul found a way of understanding the world he found himself in. The ideology underlying many of the sites he visited explained his troubles with women. It accounted for women's "deceit" and "arrogance," and helped provide ways to cope and seemingly emerge on top. read more


Conservative Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky wants to find common ground with the libertarian-minded people in Silicon Valley for a mashup of political views dubbed conservatarianism. "Is government inherently stupid?" Paul asked the audience at the Lincoln Labs Reboot 2014. "I say no, but it's a debatable question." Evan Baehr, co-founder of Able Lending, said, "I call myself a conservative with libertarian leanings. Conservatarian? It's new for me, but it's a fit." read more


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Let's state the obvious: No one likes to see dead children. Well, that's not completely true: Hamas does. They would prefer those children to be Jewish, but there is greater value to them if they are Palestinian. Outmatched by Israel's military, handicapped by rocket launchers with the steady hands of Barney Fife, Hamas is playing the long game of moral revulsion.

With this conflict about to enter its third week, winning the PR war is the best Hamas can hope to achieve. Their weapon of choice, however, seems to be the cannon fodder of their own people, performing double duty in also sounding the drumbeat of Israeli condemnation. If you can't beat Iron Dome, then deploy sacrificial children as human shields.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Increasingly, polyamorous people -- not to be confused with the prairie-dress-clad fundamentalist polygamists -- are all around us. By some estimates, there are now roughly a half-million polyamorous relationships in the U.S., though underreporting is common. Some sex researchers put the number even higher, at 4 to 5 percent of all adults, or 10 to 12 million people. More often than not, they're just office workers who find standard picket-fence partnerships dull. Or, like Sarah, they're bisexuals trying to fulfill both halves of their sexual identities. Or they're long-term couples who don't happen to think sexual exclusivity is the key to intimacy. read more


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