I know it's Election Day and we're all supposed to be focused on how America is refudiating liberalism, but it's worth noting some of the other things that happened today. For instance, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has released a new report detailing intimate-partner violence in 2008 and showing a sharp increase in violence within the LGBT community:
The total cases reported to NCAVP members in 2008 was 3419. This represents a slight increase, 1.2%, over 2007.
Matthew Yglesiasmakes his official election predictions:
This reversion to a balance of political power that leaves Democrats in a stronger position than they were as recently as the 2005-2008 period will be treated by the press as a world-historical shift in favor of the right. Most press figures will probably explicitly note that election results are invariably over-interpreted and then proceed to over-interpret again, arguing that this time it’s different.
Americans see the GOP as better able to reduce the deficit, but is that trust warranted? After getting push-back from readers for suggesting that neither party is "particularly credible" on the deficit, Megan McArdletries to offer a conclusive answer to the question: