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The May issue of Harper's Index has been published. Here are some excerpts:

• Ounces of marijuana left so far this year in “amnesty boxes” at the Colorado Springs airport: 1.4

• Percentage change since 2000 in the average cost of food worldwide: +123

• Portion of U.S. minimum-wage earners who are older than twenty-five: 1/2

• Chances that a young Afghan man says he has never heard of 9/11: 9 in 10

• Portion of American Catholics who believe that the Church should ordain women: 2/3

• Percentage of U.S. married men who say their spouses vote the same way they do: 73

• Of U.S. married women who say so: 49

• Minimum percentage change in the past year in the number of reported cases of sexual assault in the U.S. military: +50

• Date on which the Army suspended its chief sexual assault prosecutor for an alleged sexual assault: 2/21/2014


Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2006Gallup: 63% Believe Bush Acted Illegally Or Unethically:

A Gallup poll out today finds that over 6 in 10 Americans are "critical" of Bush's role in the Plame controversy.  Of those polled, 21% believe he did something illegal, 42% think he acted unethically, while 28% say he did nothing wrong.

Over half of respondents are paying attention to the scandal, with 25% following the issue "very closely" and 39% following it "somewhat closely." According to the poll, the closer someone follows the scandal, the more likely they are to believe the President acted illegally, not just unethically.

The party split is not surprising; though the fact that 70% of independents think Bush did something wrong when he selectively leaked intelligence for political gain doesn't bode well for the RNC's "W-Brand" election strategy


Tweet of the Day:

Fox News tonight: One hour on the American hero who threw her shoe at Hillary Clinton because of Bengahzi-IRS-fast&furious-umbrella-gate.
@TeaPartyCat



On today's Kagro in the Morning show, a gun news roundup and a layman's read of an expert's read on Heartbleed. "Playing ball" in NJ. "This Week in Crazy." Subpoenas fly in the VW/UAW case. Is "the ideological middle dead," or is it just in hiding?



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