She continued with a reference to polling tests in the Jim Crow era designed to keep Black people from voting: “From the days of asking how many jelly beans are in that jar ... I think the answer is very clear — because they know when we vote, things change. And therein lies our power, which we should never let anyone take from us.” … [Read more...] about For Kamala Harris, pandemic campaign trail is Zoom stumping and elbow bumping
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I wonder whether Harris's playlist contains, for example, any Jamaican dancehall or Indian classical music. For generations, these and other "world musics" have graced the American soundscape, along with the colorful communities they represent. I suspect she is savvy enough to sense that hip-hop and R&B are less "exotic" and, for better or worse, more likely to register as sufficiently "American" to the battleground-state voters the Biden-Harris ticket needs to win over. Even if Harris wanted to embrace a more globally inclusive musical inheritance, dominant narratives of assimilation, not to mention "birther" conspiracy theories, would likely make it politically perilous. It's too bad, given that her mother was an esteemed singer of Indian classical music. Before emigrating to the United States, young Shyamala even won a national gold medal in recognition of her talents. That this admirable aspect of Harris's family history is unheralded stokes frustration among those, who feel … [Read more...] about Does Kamala Harris’s music matter?
Biden has also been accused of sexual assault by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who accused Biden of kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her with his fingers in 1993. Harris did not directly say whether she believed Reade, but said in April that Reade “has a right to tell her story, and I believe that, and I believe Joe Biden believes that, too.” … [Read more...] about FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Called Kavanaugh Accuser ‘A True Profile In Courage’
The U.S. economy has been steadily rebounding from its epic collapse in the spring as many businesses have reopened and rehired some laid-off employees. Yet the recovery is far from complete. Only about half the 22 million jobs that vanished in the pandemic have been recovered. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump questions Pentagon leaders’ motives
Still, the event offers an opportunity to highlight the differences in style and policy when it comes to leading the nation's military. Trump, of course, is still trying to move past the fallout of last week's explosive report that he made disrespectful comments about fallen soldiers during a 2018 trip abroad. He dismisses it as a “fake story.” … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: How long can Trump ride ‘law and order’?