Polls/Stats/Facts

Plastic bottle recycling rates: Norway best in the world

According to Statista.com, the recycling rate of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles in Norway in 2018 was 97 percent, making it the best recycler in that arena and one of the most effective overall reprocessors of scrap in the world. Following Norway were Japan, Sweden, India,...

2020 U.S. Presidential Election result: No, it wasn’t COVID or the economy, stupid

It’s the economy, stupid — The popular political phrase was first coined by top-level Democrat consultant  James Carville in 1992. The cliché is repeated often in American political culture during election time and those who use it insist the state of the economy is the primary influencer of winners...

U.S. Elections: Why the Black vote is so crucial in some states

(Main image courtesy of MotherJones.com) Nevada serves as a fine example of why Black voters are so critical for Democratic candidates. Only 9 percent of the state’s electorate is Black so it’s easy to overlook their relevance. However, because Blacks, as a racial demographic, are so overwhelmingly...

2020 U.S. Presidential Election result: No, it wasn’t COVID or the economy, stupid

It’s the economy, stupid — The popular political phrase was first coined by top-level Democrat consultant  James Carville in 1992. The cliché is repeated often in American political culture during election time and those who use it insist the state of the economy is the primary influencer of winners...

Trumper states 2020: Yes, red states represented 7 of the 8 most dangerous in U.S.

“It’s embarrassing to us as a nation,” said then-President Trump in October 2019. “All over the world, they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison.”And nine months later, Trump, while campaigning for re-election, told reporters, “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about...

What if Texas seceded? GOP wouldn’t allow it anytime soon

Some Texas state lawmakers have been considering a Brexit-style departure from the United States due to the presumed impending doom and loss of individual liberties that are supposedly upon us thanks to the Biden Administration. But is that really the case? Sans a woman's right to...