And as racial tensions increased this summer after the murders of unarmed Black Americans, Trump went after Washington, DC, Mayor Murial Bowser, claiming she was constantly asking the federal government for "handouts" while mismanaging the nation's capital. … [Read more...] about Trump reverts to stereotypes as campaign fumbles to respond to Harris pick
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The concerns were echoed by a number of freshmen House Democrats after talks collapsed on Friday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer traded blame with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows -- and each side accused the other of refusing to compromise. In the Senate, a number of Republicans in difficult reelection races also are fearing backlash from the gridlocked talks, worried about failing to meet the demands to provide more aid to the hardest-hit Americans and to schools struggling with plans to reopen in the fall. … [Read more...] about House Democratic freshmen in tough races growing agitated about failure of stimulus talks
Isaias made landfall in North Carolina last week, making its way up the East Coast and causing mass power outages across the northeast. Residents of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York went without power for days, with tens of thousands still dealing with blackouts. On Monday, the New York Times reported that some 90,000 customers “mostly in New York and Connecticut,” continued to face the world without electricity. … [Read more...] about Blackouts Plague the Northeast as Democrat Officials Declare War on Utility Companies
The second moment is the Democratic National Convention next week. Harris' speech will be her chance to re-introduce herself to a national audience. We will hear about her biography, and hopefully we will hear more about her career as a prosecutor. Her law enforcement record has been picked apart, and that will continue, but she has a high-profile opportunity to talk about her record from a position of strength, describing how her experiences have impacted her positions today. … [Read more...] about Picking Kamala Harris makes history, but will it make a difference in November?
This is not the first time, nor the last, extreme weather has exposed infrastructural weakness. In 2017, eight senior citizens died in Florida when Hurricane Irma knocked out power. We don’t know much about the horrific conditions these men and women faced in their final moments, most probably combating sweltering temperatures with sheer will and pictures of loved ones solely for company, hoping against all odds that help would soon appear, but tragically never came. … [Read more...] about The US electric grid — climate change’s least talked about victim