The polling is clear that Americans are watching this election closely, and that while many are unenthusiastic about their choices, there is a strong sentiment that the outcome is important, that who wins matters. That points to pretty good turnout, even if voters don’t have a real spring in their step walking up to the polling place or mark their ballot with a flourish. I’ve always liked to say in response to people who obsess over “enthusiasm” that you do not get bonus votes for being psyched out of your skull as you snake-dance to the polls with your ideological or partisan buddies. The same is true of those who drag themselves to the polls because they are concerned Clinton or Trump will rob them of their priceless heritage of freedom, or bankrupt the country, or expose us to foreign or domestic threats. The fearful or hateful voter gets one vote, just like everybody else. … [Read more...] about Can Fear and Hate Turn Out the Vote As Much As Enthusiasm?
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said there’s no clear evidence that a reformulated version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or cases of addiction. less … [Read more...] about Experts: Revamped OxyContin hasn’t curbed abuse, overdoses
“There is some hope in the City Council. We need to figure out, the big corporations often get a tax abatement, is that something we want to support for certain small businesses?” Brewer said. “If you rent to a small business, should you get some kind of a tax break? I know the city needs money too, so it’s not easy. But we need to have a conversation about the small businesses and how to bring them back.” … [Read more...] about ‘It Has Become A Ghost Town’: Broadway Storefront Vacancies Up More Than 75% Since 2017
(ABC at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3) If technology can’t save the world, then TV always has another cliche standby: sassy angels and a warm-fuzzy sense of the spiritual. Jason Ritter (“The Event”) stars in this drama as Kevin Finn, who, after losing his job and his girlfriend and attempting to kill himself, crashes at the home of his widowed sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and her teenage daughter (Chloe East). He’s not the only thing crashing – there’s a meteor, which brings a celestial presence named Yvette (“Vice Principals’ ” Kimberly Hebert Gregory), who tries to convince Kevin that he is the last of 36 “righteous” humans who keep the world in balance. Now he must find 35 new righteous replacements. The first episode is so sappy it belongs on pancakes — and, yes, I realize the world is hurting, but patronizingly low-grade inspirational junk like this is not the answer to anyone’s problems. … [Read more...] about Fall TV 2017: 10 new shows worth checking out (and 5 you can totally skip)
“We have already ramped up winter season recruiting efforts and have been pleased with the results so far,” said Vail Resorts spokesman Ryan Huff. “We have found interest among students who have more flexibility now due to online learning or deferring college attendance for a year. And our employees from prior seasons are also showing enthusiasm to return.” … [Read more...] about Labor Day Win: CEOs Hire Americans Because Donald Trump Excludes Visa Workers