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Yes, there are “Super Bowl Sunday injuries” during the big game, insists Dr. Jeff Kalina, associate medical director of emergency medicine at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. Among typical problems: stomach ailments, injuries from tossed projectiles and broken teeth among those who try to open beer bottles the hard way. And domestic violence?

“There is a lot of testosterone flying around during the Super Bowl. You mix that with alcohol and underlying relationship problems and you have a recipe for disaster,” Dr. Kalina says. “If a woman is in a relationship where this is happening, it might be best to stay away from the house or party on Sunday.”

Some consider such claims to be suspect.

“For years, the domestic-violence industry has used taxpayer money to scare American women into believing they are safer on the streets than at home,” says Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum. “That’s ridiculous, of course. The safest place for women is in an intact, married relationship.”


“How ironic is it that the media proudly reports that President Obama — ever the eternal community organizer — is speaking out on behalf of those in Egypt and elsewhere who are ‘protesting,’ even if some may not just be protesting but inciting or participating in violence?” asks Nicholas Thimmesch II, a media strategist and American Spectator contributor who admits to strolling in a few Vietnam-era peace marches himself once upon a time.

“Much of the televised coverage I have seen has shown both the police and the ‘protesters’ engaging in violence, yet the same media depicts the past year of tea party protests as some kind of anarchist, ruthless, violence-inspiring gathering of uniformed thugs,” Mr. Thimmesch observes.

“Whether or not the ‘protests’ that have taken place in Egypt will satisfy the bloodthirsty American media’s litmus test for legendary violence and brutality,” he says, adding, ” I just know that what is going on now has far surpassed “protest”: it has become armed rebellion. The real question is who will be providing the means toward armed revolution and for what purpose. Will it be the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran’s secret police, or a truly democratic, peace-loving group of patriots.”


• 64 percent of likely voters say it’s likely the next U.S. president will be a Republican.

• 51 percent expect politics in Washington to become more partisan over the next year.

• 23 percent say politics will grow “more cooperative”; 26 percent are not sure.

• 60 percent say congressional Democrats are governing like partisan Democrats; 21 percent say the Democrats are bipartisan.

• 54 percent say congressional Republicans are governing like partisan Republicans; 22 percent say the Republicans are bipartisan.

• 50 percent say President Obama is governing like a partisan Democrat; 32 percent say he is bipartisan.

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