Yang isn’t just being like that annoying Jeopardy contestant who claims his buzzer wasn’t working and that’s why he lost to James Holzhauer. According to a post-debate analysis by The Hill, Yang actually did have the least amount of speaking time out of all the candidates. The candidate had a mere 2 minutes and 50 seconds of speaking time to try and convince Democratic voters that he should be the party’s nominee in 2020, per the analysis. … [Read more...] about People are mad that Andrew Yang got the least speaking time at the Democratic debate
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As much as my brain has been ravaged by temporal distortion, I remember vividly the day of Trump’s inauguration. I made the trip to Washington D.C. to be part of it, to physically register my opposition. The rattled hordes marched with parade floats, like a purgatorial Mardi Gras. A scattered handful of black bloc antifascists weaved in and out of the crowd, en route to go trash some property. (Many of them racked up felony rioting charges for their efforts.) Ghoulishly ebullient MAGA Dads jeered at the lot of us to “get a job,” even though it was Saturday. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
But keeping a boiler boiling or emergency exit lights illuminated is different from air conditioning dozens of floors of empty offices to maintain a temperate 70 degrees all day long. Robin says that the only way that contractually set electricity practices can adapt to an unusual circumstance such as this pandemic is for tenants and owner-operators to be in contact and agree to make adjustments. This, he says, is already happening, especially in bigger buildings and among larger tenants. … [Read more...] about Empty office buildings are still devouring energy. Why?
The second Democratic debate was befuddling to say the least. With 10 disparate candidates vying for precious airtime on stage, it felt as though most of them didn’t know which point to make, what question to respond to, or even where to put their hands. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris did not show up to the Democratic debate to play games
After two more Democratic debates this week—in which 20 presidential hopefuls duked it out in Detroit—many voters may be asking a question: When, exactly, will this way-too-crowded field will get a little less crowded? After all, most of the candidates are polling at 1% or less. If this week’s debates fail to give them a significant boost, shouldn’t we expect the underperformers (like Bill de Blasio or Beto O’Rourke or Tulsi Gabbard or Tim Ryan or a dozen others) to start dropping like flies, like tomorrow? … [Read more...] about When will 2020 Democrats start dropping out? A depressing reality check