2020 POLITICS: If Trump has crafted a strategy beyond playing to his die-hard supporters to try to win reelection, GOP House and Senate candidates want to know what it is. The president’s evident enthusiasm for stirring controversies over race and cultural divisions in the run-up to Election Day has many Republican candidates nervous. With every tweet that takes aim, for instance, at the only full-time NASCAR driver who is African American (as Trump did on Monday), the president also motivates progressive voters and supporters of his opponent, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump renews culture war, putting GOP on edge Atlanta mayor says she has tested positive for COVID-19 Trump downplaying sparks new criticism of COVID-19 response MORE, even if his own base applauds his actions (The Hill). … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Miami pauses reopenings as COVID-19 infections rise, schools nationally plot return
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Whether this means that I need to push math problems on my kid this summer is another question. Newer research on summer learning loss shows that taking a summer-length break from academics isn't an inevitable setback for kids, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Also, the break from prescriptive academics could give families a chance to focus on social and emotional learning, teaching our kids much-needed coping skills in these scary and unpredictable times. … [Read more...] about Summer learning: Does my kid need an extra boost in this year of Covid?
“I think so frequently, the local perspective on things, really shapes who shows up what types of activism people take," Steptoe said. "For example, in a lot of parts of the country, where you see large populations of people who are of African and Mexican descent, you're seeing a lot of allyship between those communities, you're seeing a lot of solidarity around those issues because maybe those communities have had some similar struggles over the past. And in southern Arizona, I've heard a lot of people linking Black Lives Matter and the conversation over defunding the police." … [Read more...] about The past century of race, riot and protest in the United States: A brief timeline
But no longer. With the Mission Bay campus largely built out, UCSF is making a case that the campus it opened 122 years ago no longer meets the needs of a top-10 U.S. hospital. The current hospital doesn’t conform to current seismic standards. Its operating rooms are half the size of what codes require. The concrete buildings are ugly. The campus lacks open space, greenery and retail, the school argues. … [Read more...] about UCSF hospital revamp plan creates ill will in the neighborhood
If he does, everything else goes his way. One debate, much less the three agreed to, will bring the currently ascendant Biden back to earth: 55 percent of Americans — one in three Democrats —already feel Biden is falling into mental disrepair. His concessions to the left mean he must defend programs we can’t afford, protests he’ll be asked to fully embrace, and economic changes that would cripple the pillars of our economy. … [Read more...] about Victory is close for Trump, despite the noise