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Vets: Iran, Afghanistan Not Worth It

America's veterans are proud of their military service, but in a new report published Wednesday, they expressed ambivalence about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.In a new Pew Research Center report on war and sacrifice, half of post-9/11 veterans said the Afghanistan war has been worth fighting. Only 44% felt that way about Iraq, and one-third said both wars were worth the costs.Some of those costs were outlined in the Pew study, which comes out as the United States marks the 10th anniversary Friday of the Afghanistan conflict, the longest-running war in the nation's history/Moni Basu, CNN via KXLY. More here. (AP file photo of soldier in Iraq)

Question: Are you OK with our current level of involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Quiz: Where Do You Stand Politically?

How about a little political quiz to get you started this AM. In a tweet, Dustin Hurst/Idaho Reporter posted a link to a Pew Research Center quiz that enables you to gauge where you fall on the political spectrum. In choosing between two statements on the political spectrum, you'll know if you're a “strong Democrat” or a “strong Republican.” Or someone in the middle. Tell us how things turn out. Here's the quiz link.

Question: Where to you stand politically?

Testing Your Political IQ

To test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, (the Pew Research Center Interactive) invites you to take (its) short 11-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,004 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted Mar. 17-20 by the Pew Research Center. Take the quiz.

Question: How did you do? Which question(s) did you miss?

Study: 1 In 4 Say Marriage Obsolete

Item: Study: 1 in 4 say marriage is becoming obsolete/Hope Yen, Associated Press

More Info: As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding bells aren’t needed to have a family. A study by the Pew Research Center highlights rapidly changing notions of the American family. And the Census Bureau, too, is planning to incorporate broader definitions of family when measuring poverty, a shift caused partly by recent jumps in unmarried couples living together.

Question: Do you think marriage is becoming obsolete?

Marc: Dunno Much About Politics

The Pew Research Center is out with a new quiz probing just what we know about current issues and politics. Most folks who have taken the quiz - the questions range who the Senate Majority Leader is to which country holds most of the debt that the United States has piled up - could answer less than half of the questions correctly. Take the quick, 12 question quiz and see how you stack up. Frankly, if you read a daily newspaper, listen to NPR, watch CNN, FOX of MSNBC, or check a major newspaper blog once in a while you should ace the quiz. However, based upon Pew’s findings, most folks are living in an basic information black hole/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Post. More here.

Question: How did you do?

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