IT'S 1936 ALL OVER AGAIN
BY DANIEL HENNINGER
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Barack Obama is asking people to cast a less-than-hopeful vote in November. Resentment is not something most people in 21st-century America carry around in the front of their heads. Once Barack Obama stirs it up, as he's doing now, he has to sustain it for six months. He is asking people to vote out of something resembling, well, depression. Incidentally, of the final four Republican primary candidates, three were about as personally grim and earnest as the incumbent. Only one ran with unmistakable personal optimism.
BIRTH CONTROL AND TEENAGE PREGNANCY
NEW YORK TIMES
The clear lesson here is prevention works. Yet this lesson is lost on Mitt Romney and his Congressional allies. Mr. Romney has called for ending Title X, the 42-year-old program that helps provide family-planning services and reproductive health care to low-income women, including teenagers. Like the Republican-led House, Mr. Romney also wants to eliminate federal financing to Planned Parenthood, a major provider of contraceptive care nationwide.