Over at MoJO, Kevin Drum has been writing an awful lot about how environmental sources of lead created many of the ills that we saw during the lat3 1960s through the late 1980s. (See here, here, here, here,and here, on vilence and impulse control, and here for teen pregnancy)
Well, it got me thinking, when you juxtapose poor cognitive function, poor impulse control, a predilection toward violence, poor executive function, and attention and focus issues, what other behaviors might we see?
Then it hit me: Reagan voters specifically, and more generally Republicans fit this description.
So my thesis is that you don't have to be brain damaged to be a Republican, but it sure helps.