The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Twitter, Sick Days, and John Boehner

-Room for debate: After a rise in homeless sex offenders, a California court overturned the law that prevents sex offenders from settling near schools and playgrounds. [ Newser ]

-The politics of Tweeting: Sarah Palin “favorites” controversial Ann Coulter Tweet; and is the #ihadanabortion Twitter meme empowerment or needless provocation ? [ Newser , Salon ]

-How skeptical should you be if your child wants a sick day ? And if they’re lying, does it really matter? [ New York Times ]

-Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner is the Don Draper of legislators . Care for a top up? [ Daily Beast]