In early October, a 14-year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousufzai, was targeted for assassination by the Taliban. Her crime? She just wanted to go to school. And outspoken advocate for girls' education, she was accused of "promoting western thinking" and marked for death by the infamous fanatics. She was shot twice, once in the head and once in the neck. Two other girls were injured in the attack.
The Gallup daily tracking poll has been tracking the political leanings of U.S. citizens since the 2008 election, and has come up with some interesting results. Since 2008, the percentage of people who call themselves conservative has increased by 2% while people who call themselves liberal has decreased by 1%.
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On Friday, in total non-defiance of both recent history and national expectations, Congress failed to come to an agreement to avert the latest unnecessary self-inflicted wound on the nation in the form of the so-called sequester.