The Daily Populous

Saturday January 2nd, 2021 night edition

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That pledge won't come to fruition, and, in fact, he will leave office having added massively to the debt.

When Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017, the total national debt was nearly $20 trillion, according to the Treasury Department.

It has increased over roughly 30% since, nearly $8 trillion, to $27 trillion, as of Monday.

For comparison, President Barack Obama added roughly $9 trillion to the national debt during his eight years in office, according to the Treasury Department.

At the time, the federal government's debt was over $19 trillion, and most economists thought Trump's pledge ludicrous.

He signed into law the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," also known as the stimulus, that added $787 billion to the annual deficit.

The deficit is the difference between spending and revenues in a given year, while the debt represents accrued deficits. »

Today You Care, Tomorrow You Don’t: Differential Roles of Responsiveness Variability and Average Responsiveness in Romantic Attachment

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Our findings provided the first empirical evidence that responsiveness variability uniquely predicted increases in partner-specific attachment anxiety, whereas average responsiveness uniquely predicted decreases in partner-specific attachment avoidance.

We argue that gaining a deeper understanding of romantic attachment requires distinguishing between average responsiveness (On average, how responsive is my partner?)

If responsiveness variability is uniquely linked with attachment anxiety, what predicts avoidant romantic attachment? »

Dog days of Florida come to an end, with total demise of U.S. greyhound racing within sight

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The dog racing "mecca" of Florida ran its final greyhound contests Thursday night as the gambling mainstay strides closer to its potential demise across America.

When Amendment 13 passed in 2018, Florida had 11 of America's 17 dog tracks, which were spread out across six states.

Jim Gartland, executive director of the dog racing industry’s umbrella group, the National Greyhound Association, admitted he sees a day when greyhounds will no longer run in America. »

Apple knew a supplier was using child labor but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the company's promises to hold itself to the 'highest standards,' report says

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has re-awoken to a profound truth: Rich, secure capitalists are the natural enemies of authoritarian regimes.

In the absence of civil rights or an independent judiciary, “private” companies have no real independence from the government in China.

Leonard Hochberg is the Coordinator of the Mackinder Forum-U.S. and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. »

Recreational use of marijuana now legal in Montana

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BOZEMAN — Once the clock struck midnight marijuana became legal for recreational use in the state of Montana.

“I imagine people… we’ll probably have some amount of people coming to all the stores ready to buy.

While marijuana is now legal for recreational use, only two things have immediately taken effect. »