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What Paul Ryan gets wrong about identity politics

“They bristle at the concept that adhering to identity politics requires individuals to adopt the politics of a group” reports washingtonpost.com. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan says “moral relativism” is creating identity politics, but the truth is more likely the reverse.Identity politics is as American as apple pie, perhaps even more so.Many conservatives have criticized identity politics as divisive and separatist.Well, identity politics allows for that. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Americans are becoming more fearful of self-driving cars, study finds

“Our results show that any incident involving an autonomous vehicle is likely to shake consumer trust.”” reports cnet.com. With all the progress automakers and suppliers are making on sensor technologies and software for self-driving cars, surely the idea of an autonomous vehicle is increasingly appealing to the general public?.  Source: cnet.com Share This:

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It’s the Guns

“According to a Pew survey, only about one-quarter of gun owners think it essential to alert visitors with children that guns may be present in the home. (Twice as many non-gun-owners think so.) Only 66 percent of gun owners think it essential to keep guns locked up when not in use. (Ninety percent of non-gun-owners think so.) Only 45 percent of them actually do it” writes David Frum for theatlantic.com. The answer is almost insultingly simple and has the virtue only of being true: It’s the guns.Only 30 percent of…

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Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

“ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting” reports foxsports.com. It allowed individual states to pass laws legalizing sports betting.Ruling Monday on a case from New Jersey, the court struck down a ban on sports betting in all but four states.The major professional sports leagues are pushing for a so-called ”integrity fee” to help reimburse them for the costs of monitoring betting and looking for suspicious actions or betting patterns. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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Rep. Virginia Foxx: Honor the class of 2018 by giving their successors a better deal

“These financial aid decisions are lessons in financial stability and fiscal responsibility future job creators can learn before they buy their first textbook” writes Ap Photo Seth for washingtonexaminer.com. At that rate, students are on track to finish within four years and their financial aid situation will be working for them, not against them. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Younger Americans aren’t investing in the stock market—researchers think this is why

“If you go about it carefully and follow the advice of the experts, investing in the stock market can pay off” writes Shawn M for cnbc.com. Even “a decade after stockholders lost trillions of dollars, younger Americans are still leery of investing their money in stocks.”. Researchers point to the 2008 market crash and the market’s latest volatility as the main reasons why.But still, according to a new poll from Gallup, less than half of young Americans are putting their money in stocks. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Americans lost $107B legally gambling last year

“Americans lose billions of dollars a year on sports betting, but stand to lose billions more if such wagers become commonplace nationwide” writes Quentin Fottrell for nypost.com. On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 25-year federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada, currently the only state in the nation where it’s legally permitted.The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 effectively outlawed sports betting throughout the US, except sports lotteries in Delaware, Oregon and Montana, and licensed sports pools in Nevada. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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