I'm grateful to Frida for directing me to author Maureen Johnson's brilliant blog entry on teen pregnancy and its link to information about Sarah Palin's policy stance.
Palin has (a) opposed sex education that includes contraception information, and (b) slashed funds for organisations that provide practical help to young pregnant women. She didn't liken herself to a pitbull for nothing. (By the way, am I the only one who recalls that identical 80s joke about the only difference between Ruth(anasia) Richardson and a rottweiler? Only back then, it wasn't meant as a compliment.)
How the US elects its president: If, like me, you have a somewhat hazy idea of how the presidential electoral system works (once the candidates are nominated, that is) you'll find this post very useful. Many thanks, Legal Beagle!