Daily Archives: Nov. 9, 2012

Winners and losers of Tuesday’s election

Washington Post writer Chris Cillizza’s list of winners and losers from Tuesday’s election wasn’t surprising. Among the winners: President Obama (of course), women and young voters, Bill Clinton, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (whose warnings about the GOP’s Hispanic problem were proved correct), and the polling by big media organizations. The losers included the Republican Party, tea party champions (which cost the GOP Senate seats) and Donald Trump (“Please. Just. Stop.”).

Fluoride campaign rejected by those it aimed to help

Though fluoridated water would have benefited everyone,  the focus of the pro-fluoride campaign in Wichita was primarily low-income children, who have the most dental problems. So a map in Thursday’s Eagle of voting results in Wichita was striking. Some of the areas of the city that have the highest percentage of low-income children had the least support for fluoridation.