On Saturday, Democrat John Bel Edwards won a second term as governor of Louisiana by defeating wealthy Republican Eddie Rispone. Edwards is the first Democratic chief executive to claim a second consecutive term since Edwin Edwards in 1975, as well as the first incumbent governor to ever win a runoff.
Edwards was always going to face a difficult task winning re-election in a conservative state that Donald Trump carried 58-38, and Rispone, who funded his campaign with millions from his own...
Launch a parent empowerment campaign that trains public school moms and dads on how best to advocate for their children.
Forge “cooperative education” partnerships that give public school students hands on experience for future skilled trade jobs.
And make sure that teachers, administrators, and school board members reflect the diversity of the students in their classrooms.
At Pro-Publica, Lisa Song writes—Cap and Trade Is Supposed to Solve Climate Change, but Oil and Gas Company Emissions Are Up:
Everything You Need To Know About Trump (But Were Afraid To Admit You Wondered)
Authored by Sylvain LaForest via Oriental Review,
The timing is right for everyone to understand what Donald Trump is doing, and try to decrypt the ambiguity of how he is is doing it. The controversial President has a much clearer agenda than anyone can imagine on both foreign policy and internal affairs, but since he has to stay in power or even stay alive to achieve his objectives, his strategy is so...
Three witnesses, 11 hours of testimony and endless squabbling between Republicans and Democrat Adam Schiff. That’s the bare-bones tally of the first two days of public impeachment hearings. Along the way, patient viewers learned many things, some interesting but none decisive. So we don’t know the final score, but we do know the big loser
It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every week I tackle issues I’ve been asked about, and with the help of other campaign workers and notes, we discuss how to improve and build better campaigns.
Running for office can give you a lot of sound-bites. Supporters and voters can connect to them. They can also...
Even With Better Education, Millennials Earn 20% Less Than Baby Boomers, Study Finds
The generational wealth gap has widened to historic levels, according to a recent study comparing millennial earnings to older generations', according to CNBC.
When adjusted for inflation, millennials earn 20% less than baby boomers did at the same stage in their careers, according to the study, entitled "the Emerging Millennial Wealth Gap". Median incomes for workers aged 18 to 34 are way down...
Volokh Conspiracy readers may be interested to see videos of two panels I participated in at this year's recently concluded Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention: "The Wisdom and Legality of Sanctuary Cities" and "Originalism and Constitutional Property Rights."
In the sanctuary cities panel, I crossed swords with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among others, and explained why the Trump administration's attacks on sanctuary cities violate constitutional limits on federal power,...
What’s up with the latest hostilities between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s forces in Gaza? PIJ’s been firing rockets into southern Israel for the last year, but one attack stood out: a rocket fired at Ashdod, a city deeper into Israel than the group had previously managed, and timed to hit just as Prime Minister
'War On Terror' Has Killed Over 801,000 People & Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Study
Authored by Jessica Corbett via CommonDreams.org,
The so-called War on Terror launched by the United States government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has cost at least 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion according to a pair of reports published Wednesday by the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
"The numbers continue to...
Even the most spendthrift progressives should be alarmed by the latest headlines on the nation’s rapidly rising tide of red ink: In October, the first month of the new fiscal year, the US budget hit a whopping $134 billion — fully 34% higher than during the previous October. Outlays for the month ran to $380
Apple Is Now Bigger Than The Entire US Energy Sector; Disney Is Bigger Than Europe's Top 5 Banks
Something fascinating took place on January 3: on that day AAPL slashed its revenue guidance, blamed China, and triggered a cascade of flash crashes across various carry currency pairs. More importantly, that day also saw the lowest stock print for AAPL since the summer of 2017, and triggered an unprecedented ramp in AAPL stock which since then is up a mindblowing 86%