God and rape / Standardized reading pest / Fairly poor

Thursday, October 25, 2012
3 things, Chicago: Afternoon edition

'SO GOD IS AGAINST RAPE, BUT HE'S FOR BABIES CONCEIVED BY RAPE?' In the Sun-Times, Neil Steinberg takes on Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's assertion that when a women conceives after a rape, "it’s something God intended."
* Tina Fey: "If I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a $2 haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm going to lose my mind."

STANDARDIZED READING PEST. Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader comes to a staggering conclusion about measurements now required for kindergarteners who can't even read the questions: "Teachers get to grade their own accountability tests."

FAIRLY POOR. A new study finds that, unlike students from other disciplines one year after graduation, communications majors -- including journalists -- experience no pay gap by gender.
* Internet gains on cable TV as source of campaign news
* Web browser add-on zaps politics from Facebook and Twitter feeds
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