Sunday, April 15, 2012

Week In Review - April 14, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control released new data this week showing record low birth rates among American teenagers. Ever the skeptic, I compared these teen pregnancy results with abortion rates, and added my thoughts on how to ensure that both stats continue to decline.

Elsewhere in sexual politics, President Obama, arguably the most gay-friendly president in history (hat tip to Tony Meredith for that reminder), disappointed his gay supporters this week with an executive order he didn’t sign.

With new polling showing only a 21% favorability rating, Newt Gingrich may be less popular across America than Marlin’s manager Ozzie Guillen is in Miami's Little Havana. Guillen's praise last week for Cuba's Fidel Castro will surely be the centerpiece in the Stupid-Things-Ozzie-Said Hall of Fame. A man with no popularity issues is Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker, who rescued a neighbor from a house fire this week, and who, I argue, has achieved at least 10 impressive feats that would make Superman jealous.

On Saturday I reviewed the music of Gotye, the 31 year-old Euro-Aussie sensation whose album Making Mirrors is re-writing the rules of pop music. Later that day, Gotye performed on Saturday Night Live and then showed off his sense of humor in a parody of his hit “Somebody That I Used To Know.”

As always, thanks for reading!


  1. I had never heard of Gotye until an NPR interview last weekend, which is worth a listen, too:

  2. Thanks for the link Kyle! I'll give it a listen. Clearly, I can't get enough Gotye :)