Terry Neal wrote an interesting piece
for Monday's WaPo
that I haven't seen quoted anywhere. In it, he looks at class as a predictor for both voting and enlisting. He also links to this great bit from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Staff Sgt. Jason Rivera, 26, a Marine recruiter in Pittsburgh, went to the home of a high school student who had expressed interest in joining the Marine Reserve to talk to his parents.Operation Yellow Elephant
It was a large home in a well-to-do suburb north of the city. Two American flags adorned the yard. The prospect's mom greeted him wearing an American flag T-shirt.
"I want you to know we support you," she gushed.
Rivera soon reached the limits of her support.
"Military service isn't for our son. It isn't for our kind of people," she told him.
loses another one.