Vegetarians and vegans are seen as less socially attractive by the meat-eating majority in part because they are viewed as moralistic, according to a new study published in the journal Appetite. The findings provide new insight into the relationship between dietary choices and social attraction, or the willingness to affiliate oneself with particular social groups. “The high consumption of animal products (e.g., meat, dairy, eggs) in Western countries may be considered one of the most pressing moral problems of our time, because it is entails the exploitation and suffering of billions of senti...
'Elections are about winning': GOP senator destroys Trump's 2024 hopes by slamming his historic losses
Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana predicted recently that Donald Trump will never be president again because he left the Republican Party in shambles.
Cassidy made the remarks during an interview with Axios that will air on HBO Sunday night.
The senator noted that Trump appears to be preparing to run again in 2024.
"If he runs, he wins the nomination," Axios host Mike Allen posited.
"I don't know that," Cassidy replied. "President Trump is the first president in the Republican side at least to lose the House, the Senate and the presidency in four years."
"Elections are about winning," he added.
Watch the video below from Axios.
Speaking with MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart on Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) recalled a conversation he had with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) where the Republican admitted he had blatantly lied -- then used that example to make the case that McCarthy would be dangerous if the GOP reclaimed the House in 2022 and McCarthy was handed the speaker's gavel..
Using the story of his conversation with McCarthy as a springboard, Schiff went on to explain, "You can see how duplicitous so many of my colleagues are. That conversation was in 2010, it was long before Donald Trump."
"He was really made for an hour like this when his party is led by someone who believes that the truth isn't truth and you're entitled to your own alternate facts," he continued. "In my view, there's nothing more corrosive to a democracy than the idea that there's no truth and you cannot allow someone with that little regard for the truth to get anywhere near the speaker's office."
"If Kevin McCarthy were to become speaker, then functionally, Donald Trump would become speaker, because Kevin McCarthy would do anything that Donald Trump told him to do, no matter how wrong or unethical, and we cannot allow that to happen," he continued before adding, "So, look, I think in the midterms, very much in a real, not intangible sense, democracy will be on the ballot."
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'Put some facts out there': Dem clashes with Maria Bartiromo over 'bank surveillance' conspiracy theory
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) disagreed with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday after she accused Democrats of "bank surveillance" because of a new proposal from the Biden administration.
The new tax law proposal would require banks to report the total dollar amount of annual transactions to and from bank accounts if it's greater than $600 in a year. The information would be used to flag the accounts of people who may have underpaid taxes.
But outlets like Infowars have twisted the proposal to suggest that the IRS will be spying on each individual transaction.
Bartiromo added to the misinformation during her interview with Khanna on Sunday.
"Is this bank surveillance still in this spending bill?" she asked.
"Maria, let me just put some facts out there," Khanna replied. "First of all, the bill does not in any way surveil individual transactions. There is no oversight of individual transactions. All it does is ask the banks to give the total amount that was deposited and the total amount that was spent. And the reason is because there are a lot of businesses in this country that aren't paying the taxes that you and I pay."
"So if the banks have to give a statement on interest, why don't they give the total net outflows and net inflows so people pay their tax," he added.
Bartiromo wrongly suggested that individual "transactions" would be monitored.
"You say it's not transactions but you just said it's the total deposit -- what people are taking out and what people taking in," she said. "I mean, $600 or even $10,000 captures most Americans."
"It would be over $10,000," Khanna explained. "But it would not be, here's what you spend it on and here was the deposit. It's just going to say, did you make money in the year? And if you made money, pay your tax. Just like banks tell you if you made interest, you have to pay your tax. Just like you get a W-2. The idea is just that businesses should pay their tax."
"And I don't think this is going to surveil or snoop into people's privacy in any way," he remarked. "Because banks won't have the ability to go after the individual transactions."
"But it is surveillance," Bartiromo shot back. "Because the banks have to report that but I don't want to get into the weeds."
Watch the video below from Fox News.
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