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Commentary: Lawmakers on both sides flunk math tests

6:32 PM, Mar. 21, 2013
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There's a lot of hand-wringing about American students lagging their foreign counterparts in math skills. That should not be a big surprise, since many of our political leaders aren't very good at math either and deny the realities that numbers reveal. Republican Sen. John McCain recently labeled the extreme hard-liners in his own party as "wacko birds," but there are plenty of flaky fowl in Democratic ranks as well.

Start with the Republicans, whose statistical stupidity centers on electoral politics. A voting-age population that was 88 percent white when Ronald Reagan won the ...

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