MAYBE NEXT TIME

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chil­dren of the corn, with a plat­form … Ev­ery­one wants ev­ery­one else fired. No one rests un­til they get a scalp of con­tri­tion, a sym­bol of vic­tory re­veal­ing to all that you just bested some­one you don’t like.”

Hm. Sound fa­mil­iar? Such a touchy world. The 216-page hard­cover or Kin­dle book is al­ready No. 1 on Ama­zon’s lists of po­lit­i­cal books. It homes in on all the se­lec­tive and cre­ative out­rage, says pub­lisher Crown Forum.

“The dou­ble stan­dard: You can make fun of Chris­tians, but God for­bid Mus­lims. It’s okay to call a woman any name imag­in­able, as long as she’s a Repub­li­can. And no prob­lem if you’re a bigot, as long as you’re po­lit­i­cally cor­rect about it,” the pub­lisher notes.

Mr. Gut­feld be­gins a brief na­tional book tour at the Ron­ald Rea­gan Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary in Simi Val­ley, Calif., on Nov. 26. two years ago in Rolling Stone mag­a­zine, to be re­placed by then-Gen. David H. Pe­traeus. About 88 per­cent of Amer­i­cans who voted in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion sup­port na­tional stan­dards for vot­ing, in­clud­ing the hours polls are open, who is el­i­gi­ble to vote, and the de­sign of bal­lots, ac­cord­ing to a new poll by the John D. and Cather­ine T. MacArthur Foun­da­tion. Cur­rently, rules and pro­ce­dures dif­fer from one community to an­other.

Ma­jori­ties of Republicans, Democrats and in­de­pen­dents also sup­port con­sis­tent stan­dards, as do vot­ers from “all races, gen­ders, in­comes, and ge­o­graphic re­gions,” the sur­vey found.

“On the heels of an elec­tion that re­quired some Amer­i­cans to en­dure a long line to cast their vote and oth­ers to face con­fus­ing new re­quire­ments, the mes­sage from this poll is clear. Our democ­racy and our elec­torate de­serve bet­ter rules and pro­ce­dures for ef­fi­ciently ad­min­is­ter­ing fed­eral elec­tions,” says MacArthur Pres­i­dent Robert Gal­lucci.

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