Of course, when there are 10 candidates on stage, no one gets a lot of time to lay out their policies, but former vice president Joe Biden managed to elbow his way into 12 minutes and 53 seconds, while Senator Kamala Harris of California had 11 minutes and 37 seconds of speaking time. … [Read more...] about People are mad that Andrew Yang got the least speaking time at the Democratic debate
Early stages of mumps
The atmosphere of the day reflected both what we already knew about him, and what we would soon find out. The many “Pussy Grabs Back” signs represented the president’s infamous Access Hollywood remarks, and dozens of sexual assault allegations, and preceded the rise of the #MeToo movement. The signs depicting Trump’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin marked the extreme fishiness of Team Trump’s many varied meetings with Russian officials throughout the election, and anticipated years of overblown hype for the woefully wishy-washy but still misrepresented Mueller Report. The Black Lives Matter signs alluded to Trump’s inflaming of white grievance, starting with a five-year embrace of the racist Birther conspiracy against President Obama, and they foreshadowed four years of white supremacists having a champion in the White House—and Black voters playing a pivotal role in removing him from office. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
Being able to make these changes will require more communication between tenants and owners, and also more data about how spaces are being used as the pandemic drags on. Robin says that if the two or three different tenants on one floor of a 50-story office building install better sensors to determine when rooms are being used and how much cooling they need, building-wide systems such as air handlers can be adjusted to more precisely meet those needs. This kind of detail will be important as offices begin to reopen, Robin says. … [Read more...] about Empty office buildings are still devouring energy. Why?
Harris did not have the greatest momentum before tonight’s event, but she’ll likely leave the debate stage as the candidate to beat when the campaign heats up in the coming months. In case you didn’t get a chance to watch tonight, here are a few of Harris’s best moments: … [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