Will private citizen Trump continue to get intelligence briefings? People in the know hope not. Last week Susan M. Gordon, who was Trump’s principal deputy director of intelligence from 2017-2019, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post suggesting that to do so would be a grave security risk. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff also says hell-to-the-no, pointing out that U.S. allies withheld intelligence from Trump and his people because they “didn’t trust the president.” Ex-FBI director James Comey also said he thinks it would be a bad idea. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
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On Twitter, Yang admitted that he was partially to blame for the issue (can you imagine a president who accepts partial blame?) in that he is a newcomer to the debate format, which is not a natural one for him, and needed “very specific behaviors that feel very forced.” He promised that he’s a “quick study,” though, and will do better in the next debate, scheduled to take place in Detroit in just 30 days. … [Read more...] about People are mad that Andrew Yang got the least speaking time at the Democratic debate
Why can’t they just pass the bill ASAP? Republicans will likely wheel and deal to decrease the $1.9 trillion price tag, and they hold some power here: The bill will likely require 10 Republican votes to pass the Senate. (Sixty votes are needed to clear the Senate. After today, Democrats and Republicans will each hold 50 seats.) Wheeling and dealing takes time. But unlike last year, when gridlock reigned, Democrats will now lead the House, Senate, and White House, so things will move a wee bit faster, but expect a month or two, not weeks. Then payment disbursement takes a few weeks. Stay tuned. … [Read more...] about Biden stimulus update: What the new president and Senate could mean for third checks
When the Trump supporters in attendance weren’t calling us losers, they would also say, “Give him a chance,” which is nice because who doesn’t love condescension that comes with a homework assignment. But Trump never gave us a chance to give him a chance. He campaigned with immense hostility, propelled by dishonesty, and after winning, he immediately began a four-year experiment of treating those in cities who voted against him like a population of conquered foes. Had any liberal with a Burning Man-grade open mind still felt like actually giving Trump a chance, though, somewhere between the inauguration crowd size lie and the insidious, sloppily executed Muslim ban one week later, that chance would have evaporated. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
Many existing networks are also adept at certain traits: YouTube scored points for a category called “inviting everyone to participate,” although it only performed about average in terms of “showing reliable information,” which users saw as important. Reddit, sometimes seen as home to trolls and forums governed by esoteric rules, was ranked highly by its users for promoting thoughtful conversation, which they see as valuable. They also gave the discussion platform good marks for helping them “feel connected” and for being able to “provide opportunities for different groups to interact,” according to the survey. … [Read more...] about These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social media