(CNN)The Covid-19 pandemic struck at a time when political polarization in the US is at record levels. At first glance, Americans' experiences of the virus confirm a story of a deeply divided nation. Research has consistently shown partisan identity to be among the strongest predictors of Americans' divergent responses to the virus, and extensive coverage of protests against lockdown orders vividly dramatizes the red-versus-blue dynamic. … [Read more...] about Traditional conservatives are rethinking their views in light of Covid-19
The Republican Main Street Partnership PAC is another conservative group that's putting significant effort into backing a diverse slate of GOP candidates. Their endorsees include Salazar; Makki, who is of Persian heritage; Nicole Malliotakis, whose parents are Greek and Cuban and is running in New York's 11th District; and Chele Farley, a graduate of Stanford's engineering school who worked for Goldman Sachs, who is running in New York's 18th District. … [Read more...] about Conservative groups push diverse slate of GOP House candidates in effort to take back lost ground
The recommendations also include interrupting "white supremacist culture," closing juvenile detention centers, providing city-wide free internet, increase "30% the number city government leadership positions held by women and people from communities affected by marginalization," to name a few. … [Read more...] about Free abortions, pre-K sex ed: Conservatives blast Boise mayor’s transition report as ‘socialist wish list’
Other African American women believed to be on Biden’s short list include former United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice; Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 Press: Susan Rice would be ready to step in as POTUS MORE (D-Fla.), a former Orlando police chief; and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. … [Read more...] about Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick
Last week, President Obama traveled to Dallas, where he addressed a memorial of slain police officers, then met for hours with police and Black Lives Matter activists, and followed with a televised town-hall-style meeting on racism. In all of those forums, Obama articulated the same ideas that have been the core of his worldview since he appeared on the public stage. He acknowledges the persistence of racial bias in policing and the criminal-justice system while also expressing sympathy for the difficulties faced by police. He believes in draining anger and passion from the issues, acknowledging the legitimate points on all sides, and boiling disagreements down to their narrowest possible form, gathering all of the sides around the table. … [Read more...] about Does President Obama Believe What He Says About Race?