Thursday, November 04, 2004

and then first things

The people have spoken. Let's move on.

I'm working on some broader themes at the moment, getting away from naming names, and thinking about the assumptions and beliefs behind those names. The exit polls from this election had Republican voters overwhelming citing moral values as their reason for supporting President Bush. Why is it that conservative voters see opposition to abortion and gay marriage as moral values, but support for health care and stronger allies when at war didn't show up on their moral radar? But that's for the future.

In the here and now, we've been scratching the surface of the abortion debate over on Midwest Mindset, exploring the link between economics/poverty and abortion rates. The site even has comments now, so that others can show us how little we comprehend and understand. Dusty and Jake have made some good points recently, so check it out.

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