Pew Research released a new poll of American politics and religion. The question on Barack Obama’s own religion will get all the attention, as it shows American belief that he is a Christian peaked before the 2008 election, and belief that he is a Muslim is peaking now.
The release of the annual report on the Status Of Social Security And Medicare prompted the usual outpouring of column inches on the right and the left, but the saddest piece I read was undoubtedly the one by Michael Hiltzik.
To be sure, there are a few differences. One is highly addictive, possibly more fun than we should be allowed to have, and can easily kill. The other is a plant.
There are important similarities, however.