The results from the new Pew/Washington Post survey are absolutely perfect.
Take out the "hasn't changed" people (who sound awfully stuffy) and you've got roughly 3-1 negative feedback from last week's news. Independents soured on both SCOTUS and the health care law, which makes sense. All of the news was either about the details of the mandate, which has never been popular, or the political make-up of the Court, which is never fun to think about.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.