The Supreme Court: Wit and Guns

    The Supreme Court’s decision to reject bans on guns seems to mirror American’s diminishing support for gun controls. Also, a mixed message on job creation which looks better in the private sector and less promising in other sectors. Time to celebrate Independence Day and while most Americans describe themselves as patriotic each has a different way of defining what it means. All that and more this week on “What Are We Thinking” with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    The Supreme Court’s decision to reject bans on guns seems to mirror American’s diminishing support for gun controls. Also,  a mixed message on job creation which looks better in the private sector and less promising in other sectors. Time to celebrate Independence Day and while most Americans describe themselves as patriotic   each has a different way of defining what it means. All that and more this week on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    This week on What Are We Thinking:
    – How does Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan compare with previous nominees.

    – A well-known website, DailyKos.com, this week accused the research firm it had hired of fabricating poll data.  How common is this ?

    – The Tea Party as another name,  or  branding  if you will, for traditional political Conservatives.

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