Flora and Fauna

The Truth About Lemmings, The Rodent, Not The Political Animal

NPR | Oct. 8, 2013 5:48 a.m.

The faction of House Republicans leading the charge against the Affordable Care Act amid a partial government shutdown have been referred to as “lemmings” by those who believe they are committing political suicide. But as Renee Montagne explains, the idea that lemmings commit mass suicide is a myth.


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