Short items today.
First, according one study, half of the recipients of social programs (including various tax credits) in the US do not know or believe they are participants. As they continue to demand the government get their hands of their Medicare, or that the government stop treating social security like its some kind of government program, one may without reservation employ the tu quoque.
Second, hipster baby might inspire a new response to the ultra conservative pro-life types: I was gay before I was born. Then again, perhaps the science is not clear on that, as the careful (though oddly selective) skeptic Tim Pawlenty proclaims.