As Biden must realize, this is the last moment when his term could still be anything. It might be one depressing capitulation after another, with the saving grace of just getting past the pandemic. It might be a shockingly progressive success, in which a historically diverse coterie of advisers and outside activists nudge him out of a centrist bubble and into the realm of making a substantive difference in people’s lives. (Either way, Republican politicians and pundits will react by rediscovering that deficit-spending is Bad, and railing against the scourge of gaffes.) … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
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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
"I made this record in isolation during quarantine. It was a weird year, but I tried to capture that feeling. I hope you get a chance to check it out, I can send a download if you'd prefer." https://t.co/hgxKfPlUx1 … [Read more...] about The internet has hilarious guesses about the letter Trump reportedly left for Biden
President Biden is expected to sign 17 executive orders, memorandums, and proclamations just hours after taking the oath of office, administration staffers told news outlets. Several of those signatures will undo some of the Trump era’s flagship policies, including a full stop on construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and the lifting of the travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take
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?