Monday, November 06, 2006

Oddball theories

Today's LA Times actually includes a piece that cites challenges to the sprawl-and-obesity silliness. "Road to fat city starts at home ... Can a neighborhood make you gain weight? Urban planners think so, but a study questions the link between ZIP Code and waistline." Imagine.

Good news and bad news. The same newspaper includes: "Lower pump prices fuel political conspiracy theories ... Many Americans think that the recent drop is tied to the Bush administration and GOP election hopes." Gallup reports that 42% of those polled believe this.

We keep hearing that more Americans than ever are college educated. Also many more than ever before have finished high school. What have they learned?