The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 16th, 2019 evening edition

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On Monday, the hashtag "#RacistGOP" began to trend as many Republicans chose to stay silent on the president's comments.

"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.

By the end of the day, only a handful of Republicans had condemned the president's comments, with Ohio Congressman Mike Turner calling on the U.S. leader to apologize for what "were racist" tweets.

Meanwhile, asked by CNN whether the president's tweets were racist, Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst said plainly: "Uh, yeah.

Among those who did not, however, were the many Twitter users who saw the "#RacistGOP" hashtag trend on Monday and Tuesday.

"The silence from the @GOP about @realDonaldTrump's vile #racist tweets is entirely predictable," lamented former Democratic Congress candidate Dr. Dena Grayson.

"The president's comments were destructive, demeaning and disunifying," Romney said, appearing to skirt the word "racist" in favor of alliteration. »

Girls’ superb verbal skills may contribute to the gender gap in math

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According to a study published today in the journal PNAS, many girls who do every bit as well as their male peers in mathematics may still decide on more humanities-centric careers—because their verbal skills outshine their already high marks in math.

However, experts caution that the findings should not be interpreted as a reflection on innate differences in ability between the genders.

Such an approach could end up being a boon for those hoping to tackle the stubborn gender gap in math. »

Women's Pockets are Inferior.

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There are few things more frustrating than collecting your belongings only to realize that the pockets in your pants are too small to hold them.

Afterall, men’s pants pockets are basically the pockets of our dreams.

We measured the pockets in both men’s and women’s pants in 20 of the US’ most popular blue jeans brands. »

Texas high school bans graphic novel on Pulse shooting over its “extreme homosexuality”

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In a recent personal column published by The Dallas Voice, Anna Waugh — a lesbian former English teacher at Irving High School near Dallas, Texas — said that her school banned Love is Love, an LGBTQ anthology comic book created to honor and fundraise for the victims of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting.

In the spring of 2018, my English I team at Irving High School decided to create a social justice graphic novel unit based on interests of our students.

As for ‘mature content,’ the back cover does suggest it be for ‘mature readers,’ yet high school falls under that category.”. »

The Day Skylab Crashed to Earth: Facts About the First U.S. Space Station’s Re-Entry

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Because the project represented the next step toward wider space exploration, NASA threw itself into successfully putting Skylab in orbit.

This lack of preparation presented a problem in late 1978, when NASA engineers discovered the station’s orbit was decaying rapidly.

These and other items, such as purported Skylab toothpaste and canned meals, can be purchased at various online auction sites. »