Reader: Support drops for death penalty, Christie cuts off Jersey Shore, New group defends marriage advocatesBy
Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
I consider this good news: Support for the death penalty has dropped to a 20-year low, according to a CBS/New York Times poll. In October 1988, when death penalty became a major issue in the Bush/Dukakis presidential race, 78% of Americans supported the death penalty. The number is now at 60%. Opposition grew from 14 to 27%. http://cvote.to/4Y
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blocked $400,000 in tax credits to the film company that produces “Jersey Shore.” MTV says the decision to axe the credit will have no affect on whether the show is aired. Hmm. That means I can’t thank Christie for killing the show, but I guess this proves that the producers of Jersey Shore don’t need that tax credit after all. http://cvote.to/4X
Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, is jumpstarting a new project called the Marriage Anti-Defamation League to protect and defend those person who are threatened for speaking up for one-man and one-woman marriage. She spoke with CV Blogger Kathryn Lopez over at National Review. http://cvote.to/4Z
Other articles of interest:
Get Religion has a nice interview with Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo. http://cvote.to/4a
Obama adviser David Axelrod tells the Boston Globe that the President’s reelection will be a “titanic struggle.” http://cvote.to/4b Wow. Not the best analogy to use, right?
Obamacare might head to the Supreme Court before the 2012 elections. http://cvote.to/4c