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Republicans Do Better on Citizenship Test than Democrats, But Most Voters Fail

Answers on a citizenship test finds that Republicans do better than Democrats, but most eligible voters still fail to get a passing grade.

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A review of answers on a citizenship test finds that Republicans do far better than Democrats, but most eligible voters still fail to get a passing grade.

The study released this week by MOXY, a private organization whose goal is to help us learn about our democracy, reviewed the answers of more than 1,000 Americans in a survey taken between May 28 and June 2.

The survey included the questions asked of new Americans seeking to gain U.S. citizenship. But only 42 percent of the respondents passed the test.

MOXT found that Republicans did better than Democrats with 44 percent of Republicans getting a passing grade while only 35 percent of Democrats passed. However, independents did better with 54 percent passing.

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“The combination of twenty potential questions, along with the multiple-choice format of the questions — with the (discouraged) ability to reference external materials, makes the survey version of the test less difficult to achieve a passing score. Therefore, the reader of this report should take into account that performance on the actual test would likely have resulted in lower scores,” MOXY wrote.

“Abundantly clear through the entire study, is that Americans’ knowledge and awareness of civics and U.S. history falls short of expectations, especially given the fact that their concerns, frustrations and skepticism of government runs quite high,” the group added.

Fortunately, those seeking citizenship do far better than native-bon Americans. According to the federal government, 91 percent of those seeking to become naturalized citizens pass the test.

To gain citizenship, applicants must correctly answer six out of ten questions in an oral test.

Cesar Melgoza, the founder of MOXY, told Townhall that Americans fail to learn about American civics and all too often citizens are voting without the proper knowledge behind their decisions.

Melgoza also insisted that if Americans took the time to learn more about our civics, we would not be misled as much by lies on social media.

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Putin Draws ‘Red Line’ in Ukraine, Says Foreign Meddling Could Lead to Missile Strike

This certainly isn’t the first time that Putin felt the urge to proclaim his bravado to the world, but it may be one of the last times that he gets to do so without retaliation. 

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There are few villains more readily apparent in this world of ours than Vladimir Putin.

The Russian leader, (who’s bent and rewritten the rules to remain in power for decades), has dropped his mask.  He’s no longer trying to hide his intentions, or even claim that he’s not being a bully.  Instead, the former KGB man has simply decided that he’s going to do what he wants, and there’s nothing that anyone can do about it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sternly warned NATO against deploying its troops and weapons to Ukraine, saying it represents a red line for Russia and would trigger a strong response.

Commenting on Western concerns about Russia’s alleged intention to invade Ukraine, he said that Moscow is equally worried about NATO drills near its borders.

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Speaking to participants of an online investment forum. Putin said that NATO’s eastward expansion has threatened Russia’s core security interests. He expressed concern that NATO could eventually use the Ukrainian territory to deploy missiles capable of reaching Moscow in just five minutes.

“The emergence of such threats represents a ‘red line’ for us,” Putin said. “I hope that it will not get to that and common sense and responsibility for their own countries and the global community will eventually prevail.”

Then, not so subtly…

He added that Russia has been forced to counter the growing threats by developing new hypersonic weapons.

“What should we do?” Putin said. “We would need to develop something similar to target those who threaten us. And we can do that even now.”

He said a new hypersonic missile that is set to enter service with the Russian navy early next year would be capable of reaching targets in comparable time.

“It would also need just five minutes to reach those who issue orders,” Putin said.

This certainly isn’t the first time that Putin felt the urge to proclaim his bravado to the world, but it may be one of the last times that he gets to do so without retaliation.

There are few villains more readily apparent in this world of ours than Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader, (who’s bent and rewritten the rules to remain in power for decades), has dropped his mask.  He’s no longer trying to hide his intentions, or even claim that he’s not being a bully.  Instead, the former KGB man has simply decided that he’s going to do what he wants, and there’s nothing that anyone can do about it. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sternly warned NATO against deploying its troops and weapons to Ukraine, saying it represents a red line for Russia and would trigger a strong response. Commenting on Western concerns about Russia’s alleged intention to invade Ukraine, he said that Moscow is equally worried about NATO drills near its borders. Speaking to participants of an online investment forum. Putin said that NATO’s eastward expansion has threatened Russia’s core security interests. He expressed concern that NATO could eventually use the Ukrainian territory to deploy missiles capable of reaching Moscow in just five minutes. “The emergence of such threats represents a ‘red line’ for us,” Putin said. “I hope that it will not get to that and common sense and responsibility for their own countries and the global community will eventually prevail.” Then, not so subtly… He added that Russia has been forced to counter the growing threats by developing new hypersonic weapons. “What should we do?” Putin said. “We would need to develop something similar to target those who threaten us. And we can do that even now.” He said a new hypersonic missile that is set to enter service with the Russian navy early next year would be capable of reaching targets in comparable time. “It would also need just five minutes to reach those who issue orders,” Putin said.…

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WOKE JOKE: Mag Ripped for Declaring Phrase ‘Invasive Species’ Problematic

The breadth of the American vocabulary is shrinking, and this is a shame that is fully owned by the radical left. 

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How far is too far these days?  Are we ever going to hit the bottom of the barrel when it comes to wokeness?  Is there a bottom?

It may only be months before activists start declaring that we rename entire cities on account of some extrapolation in the orbit of their name.  This is heading down a path that leads us to darkness – where the real evil, the really vile ideologies of our nation are so well-hidden that they mutate and grow and fester.  They’ll be so far removed from society that it will appear as though they are on another planet, and they will be plotting and preparing in an effort to shatter the phony, whitewashed facade of society once again. And, because they were allowed to work in secret, there’s no telling what they’re bringing to the fight now.

Yet still, the liberal left is pushing to bury our words and paint a thin veneer of care over our entire vernacular. Their latest campaign is downright laughable.

Left-wing news website Vox published an article this week that claimed it was time to stop demonizing “invasive” species, arguing that the ongoing use of the term divided life on Earth, including people, between native and non-native.

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In the Sunday piece, freelance journalist Marina Bolotnikova blamed climate change for the forced migration of certain species, criticized measures taken by some governments to terminate those species, likened their treatment to the experiences of immigrants and suggested the term “invasive” wasn’t appropriate to describe the migrating groups.

“Ecologists expect climate change to create mass alterations in the habitats of these ‘range-shifting’ or ‘climate-tracking’ species, as they’re sometimes called, which will reshuffle ecosystems in ways that are hard to predict. The migrations are critical to species’ ability to survive hotter temperatures,” Bolotnikova wrote, citing instances of dark unicorn snails migrating from Mexico to California as an example.

Then arrived the sheer lunacy:

She later referred to conservationist efforts in North Carolina to prevent coyotes from mating with endangered red wolves as bearing “uncomfortable parallels to Western preoccupations with racial purity.”

“That’s why some scientists look askance at the influence of invasion biology and argue that the field has a baked-in, nativist bias on documenting negative consequences of introduced species and preserving nature as it is,” she wrote.

“What’s more, the very notion of ‘invasion’ draws on a war metaphor, and media narratives about non-native species are remarkably similar to those describing enemy armies or immigrants,” Bolotnikova added before citing a news story that referred to armadillos “besieging” North Carolina as “pests” and “freakish.”

The breadth of the American vocabulary is shrinking, and this is a shame that is fully worn by the radical left.

How far is too far these days?  Are we ever going to hit the bottom of the barrel when it comes to wokeness?  Is there a bottom? It may only be months before activists start declaring that we rename entire cities on account of some extrapolation in the orbit of their name.  This is heading down a path that leads us to darkness – where the real evil, the really vile ideologies of our nation are so well-hidden that they mutate and grow and fester.  They’ll be so far removed from society that it will appear as though they are on another planet, and they will be plotting and preparing in an effort to shatter the phony, whitewashed facade of society once again. And, because they were allowed to work in secret, there’s no telling what they’re bringing to the fight now. Yet still, the liberal left is pushing to bury our words and paint a thin veneer of care over our entire vernacular. Their latest campaign is downright laughable. Left-wing news website Vox published an article this week that claimed it was time to stop demonizing “invasive” species, arguing that the ongoing use of the term divided life on Earth, including people, between native and non-native. In the Sunday piece, freelance journalist Marina Bolotnikova blamed climate change for the forced migration of certain species, criticized measures taken by some governments to terminate those species, likened their treatment to the experiences of immigrants and suggested the term “invasive” wasn’t appropriate to describe the migrating groups. “Ecologists expect climate change to create mass alterations in the habitats of these ‘range-shifting’ or ‘climate-tracking’ species, as they’re sometimes called, which will reshuffle ecosystems in ways that are hard to predict. The migrations are critical to species’ ability to survive hotter temperatures,” Bolotnikova wrote, citing instances…

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