Polling aside, there are reasons Team Biden might want a selective Sun Belt strategy in the home stretch. Florida, in particular, is a state Trump barely carried in 2016 and can really not afford to lose this year. But the current situation in the Sunshine State offers a reminder that it’s not just Democrats who are capable of geographic targeting. Trump is remaining competitive in Florida in no small part because he is doing extremely well among Cuban Americans and other Latinos concentrated in south Florida. These voters may have been the most important targets of all that endless and redundant socialist-bashing at the Republican National Convention. … [Read more...] about Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?
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Here's the other truth: in this collapse, I have no time to write a fantasy novel. I barely have time to think or grieve or plan what's next. It's almost dangerous to feel: to be sad might be to capsize, to be angry would be to lose hours to rage. I do what I can. I like to joke that each day feels like "Iron Chef" -- you wake up and check the air and your temperature and cheerfully try to make something sort of decent out of the bizarre set of choices that are left of the world as we knew it. Right now my daughter is doing a puzzle about unicorns. The air got a little better so we let our son play outdoors with his friend. That feels OK. Again, I'm grateful, grateful, grateful. … [Read more...] about In California, the sun never rose on Wednesday
“The intensity of the light is very important — looking at the sunset (much lower intensity, and less UV light), would be much less likely to damage the eyes than staring at the sun at noon, but still the sun is still pretty bright at sunset,” wrote Dr. George Corrent, PhD. ophthamologist at the Washington University School of Medicine, for a Quora post. … [Read more...] about California wildfires: Is it safe to look at the sun through the smoke?
“A lot of people were counting us out at the beginning when we went 0-5 and didn’t think we were going to make the playoffs at one point,” Bonner said. “So when I said ‘stay with us,’ that’s what I meant. So now we’re in there, so this is the fun part. This is the fun part of basketball.” … [Read more...] about Sun earn playoff berth, Seattle back on top of power poll
Tuesday and Wednesday's conditions are different from recent weeks when smoke from nearby blazes, located directly within the boundaries of the Bay Area, traveled low in the atmosphere, nearly hugging the ground. The Bay Area smelled like a campfire for weeks. … [Read more...] about Thick wildfire smoke blocks sun, turns Bay Area sky orange