A funny thing happened on the way to the Personhood amendment's "inevitable" victory at the polls. First, the only public survey before the election showed that the initiative to define life in Mississippi as starting at conception came out: It was a dead heat. Then voters got a crack at the initiative, and as of 11:30, after the AP had called the election, the initiative is going down by 14 points. The "no' vote on the initative is running roughly 100,000 votes ahead of votes for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Johnny DuPree -- who'd endorsed the initiative.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
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What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
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Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.