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Single Belles, Single All the Way

hvogel Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:28 AM
As usual, when presented with facts which apply to a population of 300 million people, there is always someone who decides the facts are insulting to them, personally. AudiR10, there is nothing in the column that implies people such as you don't exist. But just because you exist, that doesn't invalidate the facts.
Discussing the role of single people in the election of 2012 on my weekly podcast with Jay Nordlinger "Need to Know" (available on or, your humble columnist chose the insensitive way to address it. Chatting with Jonathan V. Last of The Weekly Standard about his piece "A Nation of Singles," I popped off that "Single mothers want the state to be their husbands and father to their children."

Jonathan put it better: "Well, let's say that single mothers are more vulnerable to economic shocks and are more concerned about the safety net." Much more diplomatic. Single voters were...