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U.S. News & World Report offers its online readers a treat this week. On the “Washington Whispers” page, the news magazine asks its readers to participate in a snap poll. Here’s the question:
If you had a choice of four daycare centers run separately by Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi, which would you choose for your kids?
Let’s help them out with a snap poll question for next week. How’s this?
Which failing weekly newsmagazine would make the best lining for your birdcage: US News, Time, Newsweek, or The Economist?
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Hours per day that a death-row inmate in China wears hand and ankle restraints:
A multidisciplinary team detected cardiac arrhythmia in the works of Beethoven.
There was a run on cases of 5.56mm M855 green-tip rifle bullets, after the White House moved to ban their manufacture and sale because they can pierce police armor.
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