Top PolicyMic Stories – Paul Ryan Record Shows He Could Be Running Mate of President Obama (Robert Taylor) – Paul Ryan's record suggests that he is nowhere near the fiscal conservative he claims to be.
Facedeals Facebook Program is Minority Report Come to Life (Oliver VanDervoort) – A new face recognition program will allow stores to match customers to their Facebook photos and offer them special deals when they walk through the door.
Facebook Shows Romney Fans More Engaged Than Obama Followers (Liam Crawford) – Social media may not single-handedly be responsible for the outcome of this election, but it will play an important role.
Paul Ryan For President: Romney is the Second in Command on His Own Ticket (David Azevedo) – The sad state of the Romney/ Ryan ticket is that it's now more about Obama vs. Ryan than Obama vs. Romney.
Sam Makes Her Debut – Candy Crowley and Equality: How 3 High Schoolers Sparked a National Debate About Sexism in Election 2012 (Sam Meier) – Three NJ teens learned that their petition on Change.org -- asking that a woman moderate an upcoming presidential debate -- had been answered by the selection of Candy Crowley.
Congrats! Steve Forbes tweeted John Leppard IV's article, Paul Ryan Medicare Plan is Less Radical That the Obama Plan.
News From Across the Web – "They're Going to Put Y'all Back in Chains"– Vice President Joe Biden ignited controversy on Tuesday after he told an audience in southern Virginia with 50% black voters that the Republican ticket wanted to 'unchain Wall Street' by getting rid of regulations which Obama signed into law. He said: "They're going to put y'all back in chains." Obama's campaign stood by Biden, saying the comments were a variation of remarks he makes often about the need to "unshackle" the middle class.
Elections 2012 Results – In Wisconsin, ex-Governor Tommy Thompson defeated businessman Eric Hovde, and he now faces U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, in a race that will focus on the key issues of taxes and health care. After his victory, he told supporters, "Ladies and gentleman, Wisconsin is on a roll." In Florida, Tea Party challenger Ted Yoho upset 12-term GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns.
Wednesday Fun – Sex questions from 7th graders are innocent and awkward (Huffington Post); An invisible bike helmet? (Vimeo); Eating the whole egg could be as dangerous as smoking (LA Times).
What We’re Reading – Hillary Clinton: "Would you ever ask a man that question?" (Boston Review); Leader of Anti-Semitic party in Hungary discovers he's Jewish (NPR); Deliberative democracy: James Fishkin's quest to fix the democratic process (The European Magazine).