Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Des Moines Register has endorsed Mitt Romney. Mark Steyn calls Gingrich a "benign totalitarian" and questions his conservatism. Nikki Haley endorses Mitt Romney. The National Review editorializes against Newt. The wind is blowing Romney's way, but the conservative sour-grapes brigade seems determined that everybody who endorses him is a RINO. Better a RINO than a Gingrich nomination.

Mark Steyn: Retreat Christian Soldiers

NYTimes columnist: Income inequality, the new global warming. But Ryan Streeter draws a distinction between earned and unearned success. That's the real unfairness of crony capitalism. And then there's the contribution of declining marriage rates to income inequality.
The steadily dropping marriage rate both contributes to income inequality and further entrenches it.. . . In 1960, the most- and least-educated adults were equally likely to be married. Now, nearly two-thirds of college graduates are married, compared with less than half of those with a high school diploma or less. Those with less education are less likely to ever marry and more likely to divorce if they do.