Open Thread

A Vaccine Against Ignorance

Artist - Taylor Jones

In other news, British lawyers are planning to file lawsuits against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. here inside the United States in connection with the phone-hacking scandal, and according to a new report released by the University of New Hampshire, 1 in 4 American children under the age of 6 now live in poverty.

Officially, the federal poverty level is an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four, and $11,139 for a single person in 2010. Both of those figures seem extraordinarily low.