EL PASO, Texas—In 1998, in the closing days of the race for county judge here, Pat O’Rourke sensed a shift in the electorate. “I know we’re in the game,” he told the El Paso Times as he drew within 7 percentage points of the front-runner in the race for his old job. “You can feel it on the street corners.” His son felt it, too, watching his father’s commanding performance in a debate that year. He was “so thoughtful and forthright,” Beto O’Rourke told me at his home on a recent July morning. “I just remember listening to him, just thinking, ‘God, this guy, it’s got to be obvious to anybody watching this that he should be county judge.’” But in political campaigns—as Pat O’Rourke surely knew by then and his son is now acutely aware—there is often a disconnect between how a candidate feels a campaign should be going and how it is actually going.Story Continued Below Pat … [Read more...] about What Beto O’Rourke’s Dad Taught Him About Losing
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The Airbus A380 superjumbo, the largest and most expensive commercial airliner in history, turned out to be a failure, and Airbus announced this month it will stop producing the plane. For my 14-hour flight to New York from Dubai, I decided to fly business class for $US5,400 on an A380 operated by Emirates Airlines, Airbus’s biggest A380 customer. The flight was my first time flying business class. From the chauffeur service and extravagant pre-flight lounge to the inflight cocktail bar and spacious pod seat, it was unforgettable. With business class far from full on my flight, it’s clear why the A380 was not a success. As Business Insider’s senior reporter Benjamin Zhang has written, the plane is “too big, expensive, and inefficient for most operators.” With tickets costing thousands of dollars, it’s never made sense for me to fly business class. Until last week, that is, when Airbus announced that in 2021 it will stop producing the A380, … [Read more...] about I flew 14 hours nonstop in business class on the world’s biggest passenger plane, the discontinued $446 million Airbus superjumbo jet, and it was even more luxurious than I could have imagined
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Could Trump Cave Too Easily on a China Trade Deal? DealBook Supported by Feb. 21, 2019 Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Trade talks progress, with fears of overcompromise American and Chinese officials have reportedly begun to hash out documents that could form the basis of a trade deal, but there are growing concerns that leaders of both nations are softening on key demands. More on the progress from Bloomberg, citing an unidentified source: • Several memorandums of understanding “would cover areas including agriculture, non-tariff barriers, services, technology transfer and intellectual property, said the person.” • “The enforcement mechanism remains unclear, but would likely be a threat that tariffs would be reimposed … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Could Trump Cave Too Easily on a China Trade Deal?
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........We can summarize 2018 in two words:It boofed.We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid.ADVERTISEMENTSkipAs was 2018.In spades. Syndicated columnist and comedian Dave Barry, of Miami, performs as apart of the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Thursday Jan. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mitchell Zachs/HO)What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, manmade atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes … [Read more...] about Dave Barry: Can you believe it?
From left: CNN reporter Oliver Darcy; Stanford Law School professor Michele Dauber; Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.; and track cyclist Rachel McKinnon. (CNN; Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP; Matt McClain/The Washington Post; Craig Huffman) Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky speaks during the March for Our Lives protest on March 24 in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) Law professor Michele Dauber on Stanford University’s campus in Stanford, Calif., on June 6. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP) Ricky Straten and his parents Debra and Sara Straten in Fort Worth, Texas on December 28. (Ralph Lauer/For The Washington Post) Oliver Darcy, senior media reporter for CNN. (John Nowak/CNN) Professional skateboarder Charlie Wilkins received death threats after being misidentified as an Antifa protester. (Desiree Ronald Astorga) Wanna Thompson, a Toronto-based freelance writer. (Wanna Thompson) Rachel … [Read more...] about 2018 was the year of online hate; meet the people whose lives it changed