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Infant mortality rises, the Democrats' antisemitism problem, and EV tax credits
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Infant mortality rates in the U.S. increased for the first time in 20 years. Is this an anomaly or the beginning of the trend? What we do know: mothers are waiting longer to have children (particularly millennials) and the rates of infertility and pregnancy complications are going up. Could this also be leading to incrementally higher infant mortality rates?
40% of Americans say they’ve never heard of President Biden’s EV tax credits, which can subsidize the purchase of an EV by up to $7,500. When combined with state tax credits, Tesla’s Model 3 is cheaper than a Toyota Camry.
15 Democrats failed to support a House resolution condemning Hamas’s terror attack killing 1,400 Israelis, and 22 Democrats failed to support a House resolution condemning antisemitism on college campuses. While the Democratic Party has historically been supportive of Israel, its younger members appear to be turning away.
‘My Conversation With Elon Musk’ (Rishi Sunak on X)