So far, Mr Trump has governed mainly as a traditional Republican “pluto-populist”, delivering policies to the plutocracy and rhetoric to his angered base.
Barack Obama delivered to black people the hoary message that if they work twice as hard as white people, anything is possible.
But Trump’s counter is persuasive: Work half as hard as black people, and even more is possible.
“War is a strange game, in which the only winning move—is not to play.”
For all the chest-thumping, India cannot win a war against Pakistan, August 4, 2017 at 02:03AM
“Southern food has never been static…[Traditionalists] feared for the ‘southern way of life’, then stammered when asked to define it.”
Cooking in the American south, August 8, 2017 at 10:40AM
This is true of everyone, everywhere who pushes against change with a defence of ‘destroying our way of life’. And politicians understand it. It’s easy to get people to agree against a thing, especially change, than to agree for a thing – even their definition of ‘way of life’.
In Wisconsin 51% of voters picked Democrats in the 2012 state legislative contests, but Republicans took 60 of the 99 Assembly seats.
Is partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional?, August 2, 2017 at 10:58AM
The GOP top brass, on how Russia screwed the Dems, and helped Drumpf:
That’s when McCarthy brought the conversation about Russian meddling around to the DNC hack, Trump and Rohrabacher.
“I’ll guarantee you that’s what it is…The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [opposition] research that they had on Trump,” McCarthy said with a laugh.
Ryan asked who the Russians “delivered” the opposition research to.
“There’s… there’s two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy said, drawing some laughter. “Swear to God,” McCarthy added.
House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump, May 18, 2017 at 12:46AM
The same GOP top brass swearing to Omerta:
“This is an off the record,” Ryan said.
Some lawmakers laughed at that.
“No leaks, alright?,” Ryan said, adding: “This is how we know we’re a real family here.”
“That’s how you know that we’re tight,” Scalise said.
“What’s said in the family stays in the family,” Ryan added.
Zendrive studied actual device use among 3.1 million drivers over 5.6 billion miles of driving and found that in 88 percent of trips, drivers made at least some use of their phones. On average, drivers spent 3.5 minutes per hour on their device.
The number of traffic deaths has been increasing since 2015 after a 40-year decline, with more than 40,000 people dying on the roads last year for the first time in a decade.
Study confirms we all use our phones while driving, April 19, 2017, at 10:01 AM
I found it interesting that the map above, of top ‘driving time spent on phone’ states, overlaps quite well with a map of strongly GOP-voting states1.