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  • Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California

    11/16/2018 2:34:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2018 | Staff
    Democrat Katie Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday in the heart of what once was Southern California's Reagan country, extending a rout of the state's GOP House delegation that might not be over. Porter's upset in Orange County is a sign of changing times in a region once known nationally as a GOP fortress. The coastal county southeast of Los Angeles was home to President Richard Nixon, and President Ronald Reagan once likened it to a Republican heaven. Porter, a law professor and protege of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, defeated Republican Rep. Mimi Walters, who was re-elected...
  • Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

    11/11/2018 9:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 10, 2018 | Adam Nagourney
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican fixture in California who represented Orange County for 15 terms, has lost his bid for re-election. His defeat underlines the party’s setbacks in a part of the state that was long a symbol of its political dominance. The Associated Press called the race on Saturday, with Harley Rouda receiving 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Rohrabacher’s 48 percent. Mr. Rouda, 56, is a former Republican turned Democrat who became a symbol of the Democratic efforts to win back Congress this year. Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was viewed as particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in...
  • Could Asian-Americans Turn Orange County Blue?

    11/06/2018 9:35:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 5, 2018 | Viet Thanh Nguyen
    When I was a freshman at the University of California, Riverside, in 1988, I drove a carload of excited fellow Vietnamese students to nearby Orange County. It was only 13 years after the end of the Vietnam War, but already there was a Vietnamese American Dream, symbolized by our destination, the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster. To the strains of Vietnamese pop music, we ate Vietnamese food, browsed Vietnamese goods, and sat in the balcony of the American-style mall, sipping Vietnamese iced coffee while we watched Vietnamese people. The mall was the heart of the Little Saigon in Orange County....
  • Georgia's voters become more diverse ahead of this year's election

    10/30/2018 11:00:46 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 30 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/25/18 | Mark Niesse and Jennifer Peebles
    Georgia’s registered voters became more racially diverse this year, continuing a long-term demographic trend among the electorate. White voters are still the majority in Georgia, but their collective influence is slowly waning each election year, according to voter registration data from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Meanwhile, racial minorities are gradually gaining ground. The latest voting numbers released this week by the state present an updated look at how it has changed in recent years, in terms of race, gender and age. The figures were compiled after the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline and analyzed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution....
  • Demographics: Why America desperately needs another baby boom

    10/29/2018 10:12:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/29/2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    Although the great engine of American capitalism is now humming on all cylinders, Americans remain strangely reluctant to have children. That birthrates plummeted during the Great Recession, which ran from 2008 to 2016, is no surprise. Who would want to bring children into a jobless, stagnant economy? But the return of prosperity after the 2016 election should have produced a quick uptick in births. That, after all, was the consistent pattern we had seen in the past. Despite generous tax cuts and rising middle-class incomes, however, our birth rate remains mired at the lowest level ever recorded in American history....
  • No, The World Would NOT Be Better Off With Fewer African Children

    10/20/2018 6:55:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2018 | By Joy Pullmann
    A Gates Foundation report warning that Africans are having too many kids prefaced more pointed anti-fertility remarks this week from France's president, Emmanuel Macron. The poorest people tend to have the highest birth rates, which threatens to reverse historic progress in reducing world poverty, says the world’s largest philanthropy in a recent report.“[D]ecades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling,” write Bill and Melinda Gates in their foundation’s latest “Goalkeepers” report. “This is because the poorest parts of the world are growing faster than everywhere else; more babies are being...
  • Revisiting—and Politicizing—the 2011 Oslo Massacres

    10/13/2018 11:08:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/12/2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Just out on Netflix, Paul Greengrass's new film, 22 July, takes its title from the date in 2011 on which a lone maniac named Anders Behring Breivik murdered seventy-seven people in Norway. But only the first third or so of the movie covers the actual events of that date – the massive explosion Breivik set off in a parked panel truck outside the major government building in Oslo, killing eight, and the shootings he then carried out at the ruling Labor Party's annual summer youth camp on the nearby island of Utřya, which took sixty-nine lives. The second third of...
  • The Religious Typology

    09/09/2018 12:03:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | August 29, 2018 | Pew Research Center
    Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few... The new typology sorts Americans into seven groups based on the religious and spiritual beliefs they share, how actively they practice their faith, the value they place on their religion, and the other sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives... Sunday Stalwarts are the most religious group. Not only do they actively practice their faith, but they also are deeply involved in their religious congregations. God-and-Country Believers are less active in church...
  • Baby Boom or Bust? Media Gets it Wrong – Again

    08/11/2018 11:49:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    According to recent media accounts, America is in a population death spiral. Open-borders activists have seized on the narrative to promote ever-looser immigration policies.But the narrative is wrong.In fact, women in the U.S. are more likely to be mothers than in the past, and they are having more children, reports the Pew Research Center.The Pew study found that women have 2.07 children during their lives on average – up from 1.86 in 2006, the lowest on record. Family size is also up. In 2016, mothers at the end of their childbearing years had had about 2.42 children, compared with 2.31...
  • IIS officers get a taste of Trump’s campaign (Campaign Data Mining)

    07/24/2018 5:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hindu ^ | July 21, 2018 | Nistula Hebbar
    Top campaign leader offers them data-mining tips What can Indian Information Service (IIS) officers, at the vanguard of government communication, gain from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in what is a crucial election year ahead? Plenty, if you go by the fact that the IIS Association invited Avinash Iragavarappu, the executive director of Mr. Trump’s campaign in Arizona, to do a presentation on how to mine big data for tailored communications. Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Iragavarappu, an IIM-Lucknow alumni who worked with the YSR Congress Party campaign in 2014, said the association had asked him to do a presentation on...
  • Deaths overtake births in Europe, new stats confirm

    07/12/2018 12:12:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/12/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LUXEMBOURG, July 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The native-born population of the European Union (EU) is on the decline thanks to more deaths than births in 2017, new government figures reveal. On Tuesday, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat released a report on the latest population data, just in time for World Population Day on Wednesday. It reveals that the EU saw 5.3 million deaths and 5.1 million births in 2017. The overall population increased from 511.5 million to 512.6 million, however, thanks to immigrants making up the difference. “With 82.9 million residents (or 16.2% of the total EU population on...
  • Make Babies Great Again: Hungarian Fertility Rates Rise, Turns Back Demographic Decline

    07/12/2018 8:16:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12, July 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    Hungary’s pro-family culture has resulted in a rising fertility rate for married women which is “winding back the clock” on demographic decline — a trend once deemed irreversible in Europe and used by globalists to justify mass migration from the third world. “The country is not just experiencing a fertility spike; Hungary is winding back the clock on much of the fertility and family-structure transition that demographers have long considered inevitable,” writes the author of “Is Hungary Experiencing a Policy-Induced Baby Boom?” from the Institute for Family Studies website. “That’s unusual,” author Lyman Stone wrote, “as most countries around the...
  • These will be the world's biggest cities in 2030

    07/11/2018 8:32:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2018 | Leanna Garfield
    With over 37 million residents, Greater Tokyo is the most populous metro area in the world today. Urban growth is not unique to Japan. By 2030, the United Nations predicts that the world will have 43 megacities, defined as metro areas with more than 10 million people. Most of them will be in developing regions in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The UN recently released its annual World Urbanization Prospects, which estimates which metro areas will have the highest populations by 2030. On World Population Day this Wednesday, let's take a look at the top 13: 13. Greater New...
  • Study finds Clinton underperformed Obama among most demographic groups

    07/08/2018 4:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PsyPost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Eric W. Dolan
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton underperformed relative to Barack Obama in 2012 among most demographic groups, according to new research published in the Journal of Political Marketing. “People have long been interested in how different demographic groups vote in elections. The role of demographics in 2016 received a lot of attention from the campaigns, media outlets, etc,” said study author Aaron C. Weinschenk of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “In part, I think the fascination stemmed from the fact that the electorate in 2016 was the most diverse U.S. electorate in history and many people thought this would be...
  • Our Pro-Life Future: A plan for building on anti-abortion successes

    06/28/2018 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | June 2018 | Rachel MacNair
    A few years back, I saw an anchor on network news observe that the average age of abortion doctors was above sixty, and there weren’t many such doctors left. Then I saw something I was entirely unaccustomed to seeing on network news: a story about Project Rachel, and how it was helping post-abortion women. There was also a remark about how sonogram pictures of the fetus were a new technology influencing opinion. Then they showed a picture of such a sonogram. This was unprecedented. It is quite clear that the behavior surrounding abortion is changing. Abortions used to be...
  • Putin Says Russia Must Support the Family - the Future of the Country Depends on It

    06/15/2018 7:15:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 6/13/18 | TASS
    "The support of the family, motherhood, and childhood has been and remains among the unconditional state priorities," says the Russian President. Parents with many children "have chosen for themselves a happy, grateful, but very difficult and responsible path that is full of inconvenience and suffering, demanding colossal devotion""Support for the family has been and remains one of the unconditional state priorities." This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the awards ceremony for the Order of Parental Glory. "We need to increase the birth rate," Putin said. He noted that this is "a reflection and continuation of the changes...
  • How Muslim Migrants Are Reshaping Russia's Dying Countryside, One Village At A Time

    "'Better you than the Chinese,' that's what my ex-boss told me," the small-framed Soliev says between double shifts as a stoker at the village school, earning him around $250 a month, nearly twice the average Tajik wage. The arrival to urban centers and the countryside of Soliev and millions of other mostly Muslim labor migrants from Central Asia is at the center of what could emerge as Russia's most radical ethnic makeover in centuries. Half of the students in Soliev's school are their raven-haired children, and their wives, in long skirts and head scarves, shop for groceries at a store...
  • China reportedly considers scrapping two-child limit per family

    05/21/2018 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/21/2018 | Shafi Musaddique
    China is reportedly planning to scrap its controversial two child-policy.The country imposed a one-child policy for decades.China's birthrate has been declining rapidly since the 1980s and has become a pressing concern for President Xi JinPing as he looks to develop the economy.
  • The End of Trump Won't Be the End of Trumpism

    05/16/2018 7:18:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    A new book—tweeted out by the president himself—argues that America is in the midst of a populist realignment. For two years, the American media has been stuck in the movie Groundhog Day, replaying the 2016 election over and over in the hopes of extracting some new insight about an outcome it didn’t see coming. While some of this work comes from an earnest place—national reporters sense they got the story wrong, and now they’ve been to the heartland to see what they missed—in aggregate, they’re easily caricatured: the Trump voter as blue-collar Baby Boomer, out of a manufacturing job, a...
  • Japan's single women a burden on the state, MP says

    05/11/2018 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | May 11, 2018
    An MP from Japan's governing party has been accused of sexism after he said young Japanese women should have more children or face being a burden on the state. Speaking at an LDP party meeting, Kanji Kato said young women should have at least three children. He has since retracted his remark, local media reported. Last year the percentage of children in Japan fell to its lowest level since records began more than 100 years ago. Financial and other incentives to encourage bigger families have had little impact. Mr Kato said that when he gives wedding speeches he tells the...