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Single Belles, Single All the Way

Lady_Catterley Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:01 PM
Great Column! It was so full of pull quotes I didn't know where to start! I recommended the whole piece on Facebook.
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...