Day: August 28, 2020

Conception: How the sports actions boycott made The US end short for a moment

Conception: How the sports actions boycott made The US end short for a moment

Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of ESPN Magazine and former vice president at ESPN, has been a producer, reporter and editor at the New York Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones is co-author of “Say it Loud: An Illustrated History of the Black Athlete.” She talks politics, sports and culture weekly on Philadelphia’s 900AM…

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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Can Be taught From Kamala Harris

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Can Be taught From Kamala Harris

Agree with her politics or not, the California Senator’s rise to the VP ticket is something every disrupter can be inspired by. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! August 26, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Adversity. That is the foundation…

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Juliana Huxtable’s Next Chapter

Juliana Huxtable’s Next Chapter

T PresentsThe artistic polymath has pushed the limits of genre, exploring ideas about gender and politics in nearly every form imaginable.The artist Juliana Huxtable photographed in her Berlin apartment.Credit…Florian ThossJuliana Huxtable is not one to sit idle. Since graduating from Bard College in 2010, she has leapt between various corners of the New York arts…

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Doctors Enter College Soccer’s Politics, but Maybe Factual for Gift

Doctors Enter College Soccer’s Politics, but Maybe Factual for Gift

Universities have had mixed messages, competing agendas and a lack of transparency as they consider whether to hold college football in the fall, with billions of dollars at stake.Ohio State is part of the Big Ten Conference, which postponed its fall football season, meaning its teams will not play until January at the earliest.Credit…Megan Jelinger/ReutersAs…

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When Utility Money Talks

When Utility Money Talks

Corruption scandals in Ohio and Illinois reveal an unsavory underside to the politics of energy.By Justin GillisMr. Gillis is a contributing Opinion writer and a former environmental reporter for The Times.Aug. 2, 2020Credit…Adam McCauleyThe billion-dollar bailout of one of Ohio’s biggest utilities seemed suspicious from the start. It turns out the F.B.I. was paying attention,…

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Michelle Obama Says She Is Dealing With ‘Low-Grade Unlucky’

Michelle Obama Says She Is Dealing With ‘Low-Grade Unlucky’

In her new podcast, the former first lady connected her experience with the effects of quarantine and news about civil unrest and politics.Michelle Obama said she had benefited from keeping a routine, including exercise, getting fresh air and having a regular dinner time.Credit…Vincent Thian/Associated PressPublished Aug. 6, 2020Updated Aug. 18, 2020Michelle Obama said this week…

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Progressives Didn’t Desire Harris for V.P. They’re Backing Her Anyway.

Progressives Didn’t Desire Harris for V.P. They’re Backing Her Anyway.

Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris reaffirmed progressives’ fears of a Biden administration rooted in establishment politics. But rather than revolt, many snuffed out their criticisms.In choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joseph R. Biden Jr. opted for a moderate ideological ally. Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York TimesPublished Aug. 12, 2020Updated Aug. 19, 2020From the…

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Prognosis: How Trump’s plasma briefing became the outlet ceremony of the RNC

Prognosis: How Trump’s plasma briefing became the outlet ceremony of the RNC

(CNN)In politics, there is no such thing as a coincidence.Politics is a game of timing, calculation and appearances, and it’s very, very rare that anything happens entirely by chance.As in, when an ambitious politician books a trip to Iowa or New Hampshire, it’s not by accident, or as a long-promised favor for a good friend.…

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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Main, Easing Republican Worries

Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Main, Easing Republican Worries

In Missouri, Cori Bush, a progressive activist, upset the 10-term incumbent William Lacy Clay Jr., marking another major step forward for the progressive movement in its bid to threaten centrist officials.Representative Roger Marshall speaking with reporters near Pawnee Rock, Kan., on Tuesday. Mr. Marshall had been seen by establishment Republicans as the stronger general election…

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A 1/2-Century After Wallace, Trump Echoes the Politics of Division

A 1/2-Century After Wallace, Trump Echoes the Politics of Division

News AnalysisGeorge Wallace’s speeches and interviews from his 1968 campaign feature language and appeals that sound familiar again as the “law and order” president sends federal forces into the streets.VideotranscripttranscriptTrump and George Wallace Share a Speaking StylePresident Trump’s statements about demonstrations across the country have much in common with George Wallace’s infamously inflammatory rhetoric, echoing…

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Election Updates: R.N.C. Swerves on 2nd Night, Casting Trump as Inclusive Leader

Election Updates: R.N.C. Swerves on 2nd Night, Casting Trump as Inclusive Leader

Here’s what you need to know: Republicans have intensified their unrest-focused message, with Kenosha as a backdrop. Richard Grenell, a former diplomat and intelligence official, revives an unsubstantiated wiretap claim. We fact-checked the Republican National Convention. Clarence Henderson, a civil rights pioneer, makes a case for ‘peaceful’ protests. Lara Trump says her ‘preconceived notion’ about…

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As Census Depend Resumes, Doubts About Accuracy Continue to Grow

As Census Depend Resumes, Doubts About Accuracy Continue to Grow

Officials project optimism. But a chorus of experts says the pandemic and politics could lead to a deeply flawed count.A volunteer holding up a census sign in Perris, Calif., in August.Credit…Christian Monterrosa for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — With the 2020 census into its final stage, more than one in three people hired as census…

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The Speech Joe Biden Has Been Making willing For His Total Existence

The Speech Joe Biden Has Been Making willing For His Total Existence

Some of it is familiar, after almost 50 years in politics. Some of it, like delivering such a momentous address to a virtual crowd, will be new.Joseph R. Biden Jr. will give the most important — and probably most surreal — address of his career.Credit…Courtland Wells for The New York TimesPublished Aug. 20, 2020Updated Aug.…

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At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

A directive orders experts to find ways to tally undocumented residents. Some fear the end result will be a skewed allotment of seats in the House of Representatives.A census rally outside the Supreme Court last year. Experts inside and outside the Census Bureau fear that the Trump administration wants to tailor population figures for maximum…

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Donald Trump Jr. Is Prepared. But for What, Exactly?

Donald Trump Jr. Is Prepared. But for What, Exactly?

Listen to This ArticleAudio Recording by AudmTo hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.A case can be made that the apex of Donald Trump’s presidency occurred early this year, around the time of the State of the Union address. The Feb. 4 speech to a…

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Kamala Harris Changes the Crawl While Trump Tells on Himself

Kamala Harris Changes the Crawl While Trump Tells on Himself

There were surprises this week that weren’t entirely shocking: Ms. Harris joined Joe Biden’s ticket and President Trump resurrected birtherism. Here’s what to make of the last week in politics.Senator Kamala Harris with Joseph R. Biden Jr., signing documents to receive the Democratic nomination for vice president and president.Credit…Michelle V. Agins/The New York TimesPublished Aug.…

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Alex Morse Became as soon as Accused, Condemned and Then Vindicated. Will His Trip Alternate One thing?

Alex Morse Became as soon as Accused, Condemned and Then Vindicated. Will His Trip Alternate One thing?

Vague allegations against the Massachusetts congressional candidate offer a case study in how progressives navigate issues of sex and power in politics when judgment is often swift and unforgiving.Alex Morse, the 31-year-old, gay mayor of Holyoke, Mass., says the allegations have only helped his campaign to unseat a Democratic incumbent in Congress.Credit…Tony Luong for The…

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Joe Biden negate for the greatest 2nd of his 5-decade career at final evening of Democratic convention

Joe Biden negate for the greatest 2nd of his 5-decade career at final evening of Democratic convention

(CNN)Joe Biden formally accepted the nomination of his party Thursday night, arguing that America will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction and fairness over privilege as he cast President Donald Trump as a failed leader who has shirked responsibility while stoking hate and division.The former vice president said the United States has faced an…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Aug 22nd 2020Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, continued to cling to power despite large demonstrations and strikes, after he fraudulently claimed victory in an election on August 9th. The European Union’s leaders have refused to recognise the result, and vowed to enact sanctions against officials involved in ballot fraud and in brutal attacks on…

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COVID-19 Vaccine May well well Pit Science In opposition to Politics

COVID-19 Vaccine May well well Pit Science In opposition to Politics

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn (left), Vice President Mike Pence, and Dr. Ella Grach, CEO of Wake Research, at the NC Biotechnology Center in July, where Phase 3 trials for a coronavirus vaccine candidate are underway. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption toggle caption Gerry Broome/AP FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn (left), Vice President Mike Pence, and Dr. Ella…

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After a protracted time in politics, Joe Biden to catch Democratic presidential nomination – Reuters

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party nomination for the White House on Thursday, vowing to heal a United States battered by a deadly pandemic and divided by four years of Donald Trump’s presidency. “The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear.…

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Unusual York Legal educated Total Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

Unusual York Legal educated Total Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

VideotranscripttranscriptN.Y. Attorney General Sues to Dissolve N.R.A. Over CorruptionThe New York attorney general, Letitia James, alleged that years of corruption by National Rifle Association executives undermined its ability to operate as a nonprofit.Just a few minutes ago, my office filed the lawsuit against the National Rifle Association to dissolve the organization in its entirety for…

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Tackling a Century-Current Thriller: Did My Grandmother Vote?

Tackling a Century-Current Thriller: Did My Grandmother Vote?

Had she, in the throes of segregation and suffrage, cast a hard-won vote? I needed to know.Susie Jones in 1920. She moved to Greensboro, N.C., in 1926 and helped her husband at Bennett College.Credit…Martha S. JonesPublished Aug. 14, 2020Updated Aug. 19, 2020I was looking for my grandmother. That meant spending a warm fall day in…

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Unique York Felony skilled Total Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

Unique York Felony skilled Total Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

VideotranscripttranscriptN.Y. Attorney General Sues to Dissolve N.R.A. Over CorruptionThe New York attorney general, Letitia James, alleged that years of corruption by National Rifle Association executives undermined its ability to operate as a nonprofit.Just a few minutes ago, my office filed the lawsuit against the National Rifle Association to dissolve the organization in its entirety for…

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What Biden Must always Save

What Biden Must always Save

michelle goldbergI’m Michelle Goldberg.michelle cottleI’m Michelle Cottle.jamelle bouieI’m Jamelle Bouie.frank bruniAnd I’m Frank Bruni, and this is “The Argument.”The Democratic convention is finally here, if you can even call it a convention. Like all else about a presidential campaign conducted in the shadow of a pandemic, it’s nothing like what happened in years past. Does…

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U.S. college insured Chinese language scholar tuition against virus. Then COVID-19 hit – Reuters

(Reuters) – After becoming dean of the University of Illinois business school in 2015, Jeffrey Brown worried that politics or a virus would choke off a major source of revenue for his school: Chinese graduate students. Jeffrey Brown, dean of the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois, poses at the school in…

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We read Kamala Harris’ books so that you simply invent now not have to

We read Kamala Harris’ books so that you simply invent now not have to

Immediately after Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential nominee, the race was on to define her. For millions of voters who didn’t know much about the junior Senator from California, first impressions would matter. GOP pundits, led by the president, threw a lot of contradictory mud to see what would stick: She’s…

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Prognosis: How Half-hour published the fight for the GOP’s future

Prognosis: How Half-hour published the fight for the GOP’s future

(CNN)The contrast was jarring. In the space of 30 minutes at the Republican National Convention on Monday night, Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the current President, and Tim Scott, the first African American Republican elected to the Senate from South Carolina, presented radically different views of what it means to be a Republican…

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A Momentous First Evening Support for the N.B.A.

A Momentous First Evening Support for the N.B.A.

Close games, social justice protests and a principal role for Rudy Gobert, again.The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz during the national anthem on the first night of the N.B.A.’s return.Credit…Ashley Landis/USA Today Sports, via ReutersPublished July 31, 2020Updated Aug. 27, 2020, 4:27 p.m. ETLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When his postgame Zoom interview was…

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