I finally caught up with Monday's episode of House last night (sorry, advertisers, I watch shows for free online) and the story line involved a patient who had jumped onto the subway tracks to save a seizing woman from an oncoming train. That act of heroism didn't have anything to do with his illness, but it allowed Hugh Laurie's character his regular moments of misanthropy.
Kevin Drumis annoyed at the way polling on the health-care law is presented. He calls out The Washington Post on a story that is factually correct in the technical sense -- it notes that 50 percent of Americans oppose the law -- but misleading in a more full sense -- 13 percent of those who oppose it think it doesn't go far enough. Combined with the 45 percent of those who support it, that means that a majority of Americans support the overall reform agenda, but just think we haven't finished the job. It also explains why only 37 percent support repeal.
Students on a college campus (Flickr/showbizsuperstar)
For the Obama administration, expanding access to college is necessary to stop America from falling behind in the global economy. "Lifting graduation rates. Preparing our graduates to succeed in this economy. Making college affordable. That's how we'll put a higher education within reach for anyone who wants it," the president said in an August speech.
Over the weekend, Sarah Palindefended her use of the term "blood libel" last week in an online statement about the Arizona shooting. She spent several minutes arguing that she'd been unfairly accused by her favorite bogeyman, the media, of having had something to do with the shooting because she put out a map before the elections with gun sights surveyor's marks over several congressional districts before the election, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and wounded along with 14 others. Six were killed.