Reader: Is Apple’s Siri pro-life?, 2011 was ‘most difficult year in history’ for PP, In RI it’s a ‘holiday’ tree

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Siri, which is a voice recognition program for the iPhone, won’t help you find a place to get an abortion. http://cvote.to/92 Maybe this is why Siri is like that. http://cvote.to/93 The Grinch is alive in Rhode Island: Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, calls it a “holiday tree.” What holiday, si... More

Reader: Supercommittee superfails, Winning the Latino vote in ’12, Could Ron Paul win Iowa?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. (Sorry for missing the last few days.) The 12-member Supercommittee tasked to cut $1.2 trillion for federal spending has failed to reach an agreement. Shock. http://cvote.to/8h Ron Paul has a legitimate shot of winning Iowa, says Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. http://cvote.to/8i Former Florida Gov. J... More

Newt, Marriage, and the Presidency

Newt and Callista Gingrich My friend Joshua Mercer is concerned with Newt Gingrich’s three marriages and their effect on Newt’s ability to defend DOMA and promote the traditional definition of marriage. As I tend to do ’round these parts, I disagree. I’m not sure Mercer is doing this, but I fear too many conservatives are trying to find an angel by whom to be governed. We w... More

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