Different theories of electability support the candidacies of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders. Photo: Getty Images It’s generally understood that for all the talk of Democrats “moving to the left” and embracing audaciously progressive policies, they are also very concerned about the “electability” of their 2020 presidential nominee. This is a concern that is likely to border on an obsession if the prospective general election looks close as voters begin voting, as I noted last month: [How will] Democrats — at both the elite and grassroots level — react to the real possibility of a second Trump win, particularly if it grows more plausible as 2020 approaches. Will they calmly resolve to unite behind whoever emerges from the abattoir of the nominating process, based on their popularity among Democratic primary voters? Or will they panic and become obsessed about “electability” as opposed to any other candidate quality? … [Read more...] about What Do Democrats Mean by ‘Electability’?
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Moderators did not ask candidates about multiple topics, including the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the Supreme Court, the national debt and more at the fifth Democratic debate Wednesday. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell, the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker, and NBC News’ Kristen Welker posed questions to the candidates on impeaching President Donald Trump, divided politics, and women’s reproductive rights.But they failed to ask the Democratic candidates questions on the death of Jeffrey Epstein, on the Supreme Court, on the electoral college, on the national debt, on Syria, and on the ongoing discussion over former Vice President Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. (RELATED: Warren Refuses To Say Whether Democratic Party Has Room For Pro-Life Dem Gov John Bel Edwards) The moderators posed a single question on immigration to 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. They also allowed 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker to respond to the topic. … [Read more...] about Here’s What Moderators Did Not Ask Candidates About During The Fifth Democratic Debate
With an ailing economy, nearly double-digit unemployment and a sense among Washington lawmakers that something, anything, must be done to “create” jobs, politicians of both political stripes have turned to “green” jobs as the panacea to cure all ills. The president has promised $2.3 billion here, $3 billion there, and we’ve certainly all witnessed an endless stream of public statements touting the virtues of “green” jobs. So, with all this media attention, taxpayer resources and political capital dedicated to “green” jobs, many Americans find themselves asking the question: what exactly is a green job?In short, there is no true definition for a green job—even the Department of Labor admits that. Is a scientist working on the newest innovations in windmill technology a holder of a green job? How about the worker who burns 200 gallons of diesel fuel to transport that turbine to the installation site? Many Americans are … [Read more...] about What, exactly, is a ‘green’ job?
In the crowded field vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Senator Cory Booker is still looking for a breakout moment—and he hasn’t got it, not even close. He pledged not to take contributions from corporate PACs or lobbyists, and now his campaign is desperately short of cash. In fact, it could even fold, very soon. But Booker is an accomplished candidate on the stump, and he’s certainly not short on ambition. His agenda includes sweeping criminal-justice reform and a three-trillion-dollar climate package. He came up in politics as the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, a city that suffered badly from the loss of manufacturing jobs, and from abandonment, poverty, violence, neglect of every kind. As mayor, he succeeded in revitalizing Newark’s downtown, and he oversaw a drop in the notoriously high crime rate. Then there was the time that Booker rushed into a burning house and saved the life of one of his constituents. He seemed to have a knack for making the right … [Read more...] about Cory Booker Considers His Presidential Prospects
He inherited one of the most famous names in Mexico.Javier Burillo Azcarraga’s grandfather founded the company that would become Grupo Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-language entertainment company. Burillo would go on to marry a former Mexican president’s daughter in 1989 and over the years make a name for himself developing luxury resorts in Mexico.But on Sunday, the 57-year-old was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with a vessel, willful harm or injury to a child and operating a boat while under the influence after his 11-year-old son died on a boating trip in San Francisco Bay. Records show Burillo was released Monday afternoon on $1-million bond.The Marin County district attorney’s office said Tuesday that the case was still being reviewed. Advertisement Although police identified him as Javier A. Burillo, property records reviewed by the Associated Press show Burillo’s full name is Javier Burillo Azcarraga, a wealthy developer … [Read more...] about Who is Javier Burillo Azcarraga, the Mexican tycoon arrested after son’s boat death?