Tag: matter

Biden Claims Twice That ‘No Matter What’ the COVID Cure Will Make Things Worse

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest verbal blunder calls into question whether the presumptive Democratic nominee grasps the most pressing issues the country currently faces. Biden joined the ladies of ABC’s “The View” via video call from his Delaware estate Tuesday to counter President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic. Being that the program is friendly territory for Democrats, Biden was asked a number of softball questions. But Biden gave an answer to one of those softball questions that is both terrifying and not surprising, particularly given the concerns many have about the 77-year-old’s cognitive health. “The View” co-host ... Read more

Science editor-in-chief: Trump’s words on coronavirus are “a matter of life and death”

The editor-in-chief of the journal Science called out President Trump’s response to the novel coronavirus in an op-ed Wednesday, saying “distortion and denial is dangerous and almost certainly contributed to the federal government’s sluggish response.” The big picture: H. Holden Thorp wrote that while Trump is banking on the quick and effective development of a vaccine for COVID-19, the president has not always embraced science. Thorp asserts, “While scientists are trying to share facts about the epidemic, the administration either blocks those facts or restates them with contradictions.” The piece lamented that Vice President Mike Pence was named head of ... Read more

If We Don’t Reform the Supreme Court, Nothing Else Will Matter

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Do Iran’sThreats Even Matter? – MashaKaprian

The question we should be asking is, “how serious are Iran’s revenge and cyber threats, and should we worry?” Well, apparently not that serious. They have already publically retracted their vengeance threats by claiming they were at Trump specifically and not the US, in fear to push the US any further. There is much fear spread across social media networks, but let’s consider just a few facts before getting caught up in the viral hype. #1 United States (Google) has quantum supremacy! Meaning we solve problems faster than anyone in the world. #2 Iran doesn’t even have Artificial Intelligence. Irans’ ... Read more

House Fails to Override Trump Veto: Politics Daily

What Barr Left Out: There’s one part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that Attorney General William Barr didn’t mention in his summary for Congress, Natasha Bertrand reports: his probe into counterintelligence operations. Read Local: Americans don’t know it, but local news is dying. Seven in 10 Americans think their local news outlets are faring “very or somewhat well financially,” while only 14 percent of respondents said they pay for local news. The result, writes Alexis Madrigal, is that local news is disappearing, and civic journalism is eroding. “As the local journalistic institutions have fallen, they have not been replaced ... Read more

Dan Pfeiffer on The Future of the Democratic Party

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play The Democratic party is in a battle with itself. After devastating losses in 2016, the party was resurgent in 2018, but the lessons from both elections remain unclear: should the Democratic party be one of progressive grassroots activism or should it try to win back suburban and moderate voters? Dan Pfeiffer — former senior advisor to President Obama and co-host of Pod Save America — thinks the choice is a false one. He joins Alex Wagner to discuss the state of the party. What lessons should Democrats ... Read more

Donald Trump Jr.’s Warm Reception at CPAC

His CPAC talk on Friday suggested he’s likely to double down on that role ahead of his father’s reelection race in 2020. Wearing a navy suit and pink tie of appropriate length, he seemed quite comfortable on stage, bouncing easily between the kinds of topics that translate as candy to the president’s base—abortion, transgender rights, and socialism, to name a few. For nearly every riff, there was applause; for every quip, laughter. He presented himself as a man who has fully embraced his role as his father’s defender, and is having fun with it, too—meaning voters can probably expect much ... Read more