In a new national survey, the Pew Research Center reports an ironic public perception: Democrats are viewed, in general, more favorably than Republicans, while the same survey indicates that the public agrees more with the Republicans on certain particular issues.
The effects of the '60s sexual revolution and subsequent rise of feminism on marriage, unwed childbearing, and single motherhood have been chronicled at length. But additional attention needs to be paid to the impact of feminism on a large segment of the male population.
According to exit polling data, in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, Millennials (young adults 18 to 33) were a reliably leftist demographic, both in their voting and their views. Now, it appears that – even though they remain decidedly liberal on political and social issues – this influential group of Americans is up for grabs in the 2014 and 2016 elections. That is to say that no specific politician or ideology can count on their support.
In the Left's never-ending effort to enable girls and women to have recreational sex without being "punished with a baby" (as President Obama put it in reference to his daughters awhile back), emergency contraception will now be less expensive and more accessible because of two new developments.
Last week, a reporter who said he wanted to interview me about President Obama's statement that "homosexuality is a human right" called me. He said that the president's recent comments about the situation in Uganda elevated homosexuality to the level of a "human right" or a "universal fundamental freedom." My remarks were simply that the president of the United States has the responsibility to represent the entire nation.
Just when you thought the cliché 'war on women' had plunged to its lowest demagogic depths, Maria Shriver launched a 400-page report, "A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink," that seems designed to mobilize the single-women voters essential for the Left's future The report –– full of essays by celebrities and high-profile political figures and containing moving, emotional stories of individual women –– is, bottom-line, a political document, an ideologically slanted report that sees the world purely through a feminist lens.