The Daily Populous

Saturday May 25th, 2019 morning edition

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That image of an American Christmas fits the perception of Americans as rootless, constantly on the move to seek opportunity even if it means leaving family behind.

The data reveal a country of close-knit families, with members of multiple generations leaning on one another for financial and practical support.

Instead, extended families are providing it, whether they never moved apart, or moved back closer when the need arose.

(Researchers often study the distance from mothers because they are more likely to be caregivers and to live longer than men.).

It found that with the exception of college or military service, 37 percent of Americans had never lived outside their hometown, and 57 percent had never lived outside their home state.

Perhaps it is a testament to the American family that the safety net for many of them are relatives.

But as baby boomers age, and as more women work and couples have fewer children, that net figures to become increasingly strained. »

Trump invokes emergency powers to sidestep congress and sell arms to Saudi Arabia

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Donald Trump has asserted rarely used emergency powers to sidestep congressional objections, and give the green light to an arms deal involving Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) 2/21 People stand near their rooms inside a shelter for displaced persons in Ibb, Yemen, in this 3 Aug 2018 photo.

The arms sales that Trump is pushing today could be used to commit atrocities and abuses for years to come.”. »

Old Montana Law for an Amazing Senior Prank

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Silly laws like, "You can't eat ice cream on a Sunday," or "Single women are not allowed to fish alone."

But, thanks to an old Montana law, some students in Conrad, MT had a great senior prank for their principal.

It's still on the Montana Law that if a student rides a horse to school the principal has to feed, water, and walk your horse. »

Setting a maximum wage for CEOs would be good for everyone

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Through the relentless pursuit of self-interest, everyone benefits, as if an invisible hand were guiding each of us toward the common good.

Many people find this upsetting but, even so, they tend to treat it as something capitalism requires us to tolerate.

Setting a maximum wage would therefore not interfere with market freedom because, in this instance, the market is not working. »