2020: The Des Moines Register has a nice rundown of who attended this weekend’s Iowa State Fair, usually seen as the place to be for all political wannabes.
2020: Oh pwease, pwease let it be him! CA Congressman Eric Swalwell (D) says he’ll make a final decision on whether to run for president after the midterms. Swalwell has been one of the most vocal Trump critics in Congress, but is also very progressive on other issues and represents a seat in the Silicon Valley, northeast of San Jose. Just what Middle America ordered!
2020: Hmmm. A piece in The Hill by Bob Cusack and Ian Swanson seems to fly in the face of previous experience. The two argue that a primary challenge against His Orangeness might actually serve to strengthen him, as it would invigorate his base and draw clear lines between him and the GOP establishment and that every rule in politics is in question after he became President. Meanwhile, another piece informs us that fully four out of ten Republicans in New Hampshire think that a primary would be a good thing. Nearly 60% of independents – who can vote in the GOP primary – agree.
You don’t say: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that most of his company’s employees had left-wing biases, but claimed these had nothing to do with how the company determines what constitutes improper behavior. His Orangeness has criticized Twitter for banning and silencing conservatives. While I do believe most, if not all, of twitter’s employees do not consciously have a bias against right-wing material, I also know enough about psychology to call bullshit on Dorsey’s claim. Very, very few people have the skills and the knowledge to see their own biases, no matter how well intended they are….