App drivers in New York City make more, but only because the City Council passed a pay raise in 2018. As Vox noted at the time, the law closes a loophole that companies like Uber and Lyft have long been able to exploit. By classifying drivers as contractors instead of employees, companies like Uber and Lyft are able to skirt minimum-wage laws. (Uber has consistently claimed that its drivers are self-employed — an argument that’s been more successful in the U.S. than it has in Europe.) Despite the pay raise, New York City drivers say they’re still struggling to make a living. … [Read more...] about Global Drivers’ Strike Shows Tide May Be Shifting for Uber and Lyft
But the nonpartisan institutions that fancy themselves members of “the Fourth Estate” have, up to this point, refused to describe the modern Republican Party’s relationship to democracy in forthright terms. Still beholden to journalistic conventions established in a less polarized era — when the ambition to deliver news to Democrats and Republicans alike was more plausible and less ethically fraught — America’s leading newspapers and network news broadcasts have spent much of the Trump era straining to balance out the biases of objective reality. In some instances, this has involved bestowing a bizarre degree of editorial attention on the excesses of the campus left and marginal anarchist activists; in others, it’s involved drawing unwarranted distinctions between the illiberalism of Donald Trump and that of the broader GOP. … [Read more...] about The GOP Is Making Its Contempt for Democracy Clear. Will the Mainstream Media?
The Senate trial also caused CNN to cancel all of its planned town halls in the caucus state that were planned for Jan. 28 and 29. Sanders, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Trump to hold rally on eve of New Hampshire primary MORE, Andrew YangAndrew YangBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Yang: Trump followers 'kind of like me' Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Bezos phone breach raises fears over Saudi hacking | Amazon seeks to halt Microsoft's work on 'war cloud' | Lawmakers unveil surveillance reform bill MORE and Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerSteyer unveils criminal justice reform plan Trump sets record for tweets as president on day House makes impeachment case Steyer spokesperson: 'I don't think necessarily that Tom has bought anything' MORE were scheduled to appear on night … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power
The former vice president has struggled at times to defend his copious voting record amid a Democratic presidential primary that has pitted progressives such as Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to Clinton: 'This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need' Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Human Rights Campaign president rips Sanders's embrace of Rogan endorsement MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Warren pledges to release Trump records if elected MORE (D-Mass.) against more moderate candidates such as Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: 68 percent of Democrats say it 'makes no difference' if a … [Read more...] about Biden’s Senate papers won’t be released in 2020: report
Other famous “antiwar” presidential candidates pretty clearly had broader agendas, such as Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and Howard Dean in 2004. And there have also been nomination candidacies that clearly got their oxygen from a single issue but weren’t really about that issue: e.g., Pat Buchanan’s 1992 challenge to George H.W. Bush, which fed on conservative unhappiness with Bush’s violation of a “no new taxes” pledge but encompassed the challenger’s whole Trump-before-Trump nationalist agenda. … [Read more...] about Single-Issue Presidential Candidates Like Jay Inslee Are Rare — and Rarely Successful