Only in America
Two Stanford University researchers argue in a new study that the statement “girls are as good as boys at math” perpetuates sexist stereotypes. The 21-page paper claims the statement’s “grammatical structure contradicts its ostensible content, assuming the truth of male math superiority.” Comparing women to a male standard, researchers say, could be discouraging to women interested in math.
A California businessman who sells red baseball caps emblazoned with President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan says Trump’s trade policies may force him to stop having the hats made in China. “We usually sell the MAGA hats for around $9 to $12,” said David Lassoff, manager of Incredible Gifts. “But it could go up to $20 if we had to make them in the U.S. and embroider them here.”
Boring but important
Nonprofits can conceal donors
Under a new rule adopted by the Trump administration, the IRS will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations such as the NRA, AARP, and Planned Parenthood to disclose the names of donors. The policy applies to nonprofits that don’t typically receive tax-deductible contributions, such as labor unions, social clubs, chambers of commerce, and politically active groups. Republicans applauded the change, arguing that forced disclosure exposes contributors to harassment and intimidation. Democrats, however, say the decision will expand the influence of “dark money” in elections, including contributions by foreign nationals. The names weren’t available to the public, but now even the IRS won’t be able to trace the funding of these groups.