Double check your math!
While I wholeheartedly agree with the substance of your argument regarding the absence of women's issues in the first presidential debate, if you are going to make an issue of something such as the high rate of imprisonment in the United States, have someone double-check your math. Last time I checked, 743 out of every 100,000 Americans being imprisoned is not equal (not even roughly) to seven out of every 100 Americans (7 percent). Rather, it is roughly 0.7 percent of the population or seven out of every 1,000 Americans. It may simply be a lost zero to some people, but for most proper math is the difference between credibility and hyperbole.
Oct 16 2012 - 1:16am