“My hope is that he knows that he’s not going to get somebody who is just going to say ‘Yes, Mr. President.’” — Teresa Younger, president and chief executive of the nonprofit Ms. Foundation for Women In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox . In 1984, days after Geraldine Ferraro accepted the nomination for vice president at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, Walter Mondale and his campaign team called a planning meeting. There were flip charts and calendars and detailed itineraries. As Mr. Mondale tells it in his book, “The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics,” Ms. Ferraro was concerned. Her first reaction was: “Why is all this written in ink? Don’t I get any say in this?” Before her nomination — one that made her the first woman representing a major U.S. political party — Ms. Ferraro had already carved out a successful career, starting out as an assistant district attorney in New York and then … [Read more...] about How Big a Role Will Kamala Harris Play?
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The Department of Defense is pausing its vaccine mandate for civilian employees following a ruling from a federal judge in Texas blocking President Biden Joe Biden North Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Clyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes Overnight Defense & National Security — US delivers written response to Russia MORE ’s vaccine mandate for federal workers. “The Department has issued guidance pausing all activities related to processing civilian vaccination exemption requests and any disciplinary actions for failure to become vaccinated for federal civilian workers,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby John Kirby Russia announces military exercises amid standoff with US, NATO over Ukraine Putin says Russia joins China in opposition to boycotts ahead of Olympics The Hill's Morning Report - Biden, NATO eye 'all scenarios' with Russia MORE told reporters on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Pentagon pauses civilian vaccine mandate after federal court ruling
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kevin Nicholson, a former Marine and losing candidate for U.S. Senate who once called former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch “dumb as a bag of hammers,” announced Thursday that he would be running against her for governor, shaking up the race in the key battleground state. An expensive and bruising Republican primary would be good news for Gov. Tony Evers, who is seeking to overcome history and an expected bad year for Democrats nationwide to win a second term. Nicholson, an outspoken backer of former President Donald Trump, is running as an anti-establishment outsider in a bid to capture conservatives who have not gotten behind Kleefisch's candidacy. Nicholson, in his first public comments on WTAQ-AM after announcing his bid, took swipes at Kleefisch, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, the state GOP party chairman and a conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. “We need people from the outside to step up and actually to fight," Nicholson said, … [Read more...] about Republican Kevin Nicholson joins Wisconsin governor’s race
David Byrne is all about connectedness these days. “Everybody’s coming to my house/And I’m never gonna be alone,” he sings on Broadway in “American Utopia,” half joyful, half fretful, still open. His online magazine, “Reasons to Be Cheerful” — which bills itself as “a tonic for tumultuous times” — catalogs all the ways in which people are pulling together to make sure the world does not in fact go to hell in a handbasket. And on Feb. 2, he reprises this theme of connectedness at Pace Gallery in Chelsea with a show of 48 whimsical line drawings that span 20 years of art making, from his “tree” series of the early ’00s to the “dingbats” he made in lockdown in 2020-2021. Byrne’s drawings are modest affairs, not much bigger than a standard sheet of paper. They compare perhaps with George Cruikshank’s illustrations for “Oliver Twist,” or John Tenniel’s for “Alice in Wonderland.” But when I dropped by the gallery two weeks ago to see them being hung, I found him some 15 feet up in … [Read more...] about David Byrne, the Artist, Is Totally Connected
John King, who served as secretary of education from 2016 to 2017 under then-President Barack Obama, will run for governor of Maryland in 2022, he announced Tuesday. King centers schools and racial equity issues in his announcement video . He is the fourth Democrat to declare for the race, according to WTOP News. Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is nearing the end of his second term and can not run again. I’m running for governor of Maryland because I see the vision of a prosperous future for our state, built on economic, racial, climate, and educational justice. We as Marylanders have a common destiny, and we can realize that future together. Join us: https://t.co/dubQz5DMnJ pic.twitter.com/681krg71vv — John King (@JohnBKing) April 20, 2021 King’s website claims that he will “expand economic opportunity and dignity, create more good-paying jobs, and ensure all Marylanders have access to affordable, quality health care and a healthy, sustainable … [Read more...] about Obama’s Former Education Secretary Announces He’s Running For Governor Of Maryland
Big Internet companies love to talk about how they are “disrupting” one thing or another, but they still want what big companies have always wanted: workplaces that memorialize their products and values. That is a challenge, because software is invisible and change is high technology’s most valued commodity. Insubstantial as a cubicle seems, in the tech industry it has given way to the long tables and broad whiteboards of open-plan offices, where everyone taps into a common Wi-Fi signal. Office teams grow or shrink in these open rooms, moving work and information as quickly as possible. Want privacy? Wear headphones. The blank-slate look of a big room may encourage communication, but it has an important drawback. “Without inspiration, open plan runs counter to creativity,” said John Maeda, a former president of the Rhode Island School of Design and now the design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , the venture capital firm. “When you inject the ethos of the … [Read more...] about The Monuments of Tech