Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Alabama v. Berkeley

Salon's Kate Harding rebuts* the Times' Ross Douthat:

Money quote:

[O]ne really big problem with not encouraging Berkeley values in Alabama is that kids who grow up with Alabama values have babies at much higher rates. (Alabama has the No. 12 teen birthrate; California's No. 28.)

*One of my pet peeves is the use of "refute" in headlines when the word "rebut" is meant. But in fact it's my judgment that Harding didn't just rebut Douthat's argument -- she did refute it.

h/t DairyStateMom

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