The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Fertility Delayed Is Fertility Denied

  The Census Bureau issued a new report yesterday about the increase of childlessness among American women and, although they provide only a press release and XLS data (rather than a full report), the highlights of the data are perhaps ominous: The percentage of U.S. women in their 30s and 40s who are childless is […]

Dennis Kucinich Worried About Losing Ohio District, Sexy Redhead Wife

But mainly his congressional district: The state of Ohio will lose two congressional seats thanks to the latest U.S. Census figures, and liberal stalwart Dennis Kucinich is worried his seat is on the chopping block. In an e-mail to supporters Wednesday, the seven-term Democratic congressman and two-time presidential candidate says the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature is […]

Bad News, America: Teen Births Plummet

Teen birth rate hits record low As the nation continued to struggle in the recession in 2009, the rate at which U.S. women are having babies continued to fall, pushing the teen birth rate to a record low, federal officials reported Tuesday. . . . The overall drop pushed the fertility rate to about 2.01, […]

Party of Sodomy and Abortion Suffers Demographic Decline — Unexpectedly!

That’s not actually the New York Times headline: Power in Congress Will Tilt South and West  The latest Census report is not good news for the Party of Baby-Killing and Barebacking. “This is about as bad as it could get for Democrats, and as good as it could get for Republicans,” Dave Weigel explains. “The Democratic caucus […]

Census Worker Murdered

When a Census worker was found dead in Kentucky last year, Rick Ungar proclaimed “Send the Body to Glenn Beck” and Andrew Sullivan suspected “Southern populist terrorism, whipped up by the GOP and its Fox and talk radio cohorts.” Bill Sparkman’s death turned out to be suicide. So, who’s to blame for killing Census workers now? A […]

Q: ‘How Many Right-Wing Extremists Currently Reside at This Address?’

Really, these Census questions have become so intrusive . . . The lady from the Census Bureau stopped by yesterday, thanks to my personal effort to stimulate employment: Don’t fill out the mail-in form, so they have to send an enumerator to the house. Your tax dollars at work — temporarily, at least. Despite the […]

Question 9 — “Some other race” — “American”

by Smitty Mark Krikorian offers a perfectly legal, sensible, and proper means of answering the Census Bureau’s race question. Say you’re American, if that is what you are. Racism* is DNA-based decision making. We must oppose it, and also the data gathering that supports and perpetuates it. *Sexism, too.

What Is The Appropriate Level Of Census Participation?

by Smitty Via Drudge, the AP has an interesting bit on the Patriot Act vs. the Census: In a letter to Congress, the Obama administration provided its legal position that census data cannot be disclosed under the Patriot Act, the nation’s main counterterrorism law. The government has previously given legal assurances the information will not […]