Liberalism is So Hot Right Now

This post, written by Jill Filipovic, originally appeared on Feministe

After all the depressing stories yesterday, I bring you good news:

-Young Americans are leaning left. Forty-four percent support marriage equality. Twenty-eight percent describe themselves as liberal. Sixty-two percent support a government-sponsored healthcare program. Seventy-five percent of them are generally pro-choice, even though about half of that 75 percent favor greater restrictions.
By a 52 to 36 majority, young Americans say that Democrats, rather than Republicans, come closer to sharing their moral values, while 58 percent said they had a favorable view of the Democratic Party, and 38 percent said they had a favorable view of Republicans.
We're also optimistic, even about the Iraq quagmire. I think that's a good thing, provided that optimism helps to positively influence reality.

-High school seniors who were honored by President Bush for their academic accomplishments handed him a letter urging him to end torture. Awesome. Thanks to Elizabeth for the link.
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