Given the media’s obsession with style, race, and gender, we would do well to understand what agenda lurks behind Harris’s atmospherics. The reality: if she wins, the tech oligarchy — titans of today’s Gilded Age — will have achieved commanding influence, not just in the information business and the media, but in the White House as well. … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley Donors ‘Happiest’ with Pro-Big Tech Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s Running Mate
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"It's gorgeous," says Washington, DC–based real estate agent Courtney Abrams, of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, who sold another unit in the complex earlier this year. "It's a full-service, complete luxury building. ... It's conveniently located near several metro stops, some of Washington's best restaurants, near the Kennedy Center." … [Read more...] about Inside Democratic VP Pick Kamala Harris’ Mini Real Estate Empire
“Does Kamala Harris’s Style Reflect Anything About Her Politics?” a Vogue headline from this week wondered. The question was not necessarily answered in the 380-word story, but its author did praise Harris’ “relatable high-low mix” of clothing. “The message? That Harris is not only of the people but for them.” … [Read more...] about Who Cares What Kamala Harris Wears?
Robert Goldman, a Sanskrit professor in the South and Southeast Asian Studies department at UC Berkeley, told The Chronicle that “Kamala” can be difficult for some English speakers because they naturally want to put the stress on the wrong syllable. He said one or two-syllable Sanskrit names typically don’t tongue-twist English speakers, but said, “You start to run into a little bit of an issue” with three-syllable names. “Kamala,” he said, happens to be one of those three-syllable names. … [Read more...] about What’s in a mispronunciation of a name? Ask Kamala Harris
“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t,” Obama said. “And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone, while those at the top take in more than ever. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.” … [Read more...] about Harris Urges Fight for ‘the America We Know is Possible’ as She Accepts Historic Vice Presidential Nomination