1. The Emerging Democratic Majority is real. The major disagreement over whether there is an “Emerging Democratic Majority” — the thesis that argues that Democrats have built a presidential majority that could only be defeated under unfavorable conditions — centers on an interpretive disagreement over the 2014 elections. Proponents of this theory dismiss the midterm elections as a problem of districting and turnout; Democrats have trouble rousing their disproportionately young, poor supporters to the polls in a non-presidential year, and the tilted House and Senate map further compounded the GOP advantage. … [Read more...] about Why Hillary Clinton Is Probably Going to Win the 2016 Election
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What happened to the random woman in the Washington Post piece is not isolated. Scott Alexander, a pseudonymous psychiatrist, recently deleted his popular blog, Slate Star Codex, because the New York Times planned to reveal his real name. Alexander has received death threats in the past because he discusses hot-button issues. His patients have until now been unaware of his personal perspective on controversial topics — which is as it should be. His ability to air his views without affecting his patients or his livelihood depends on his ability to remain anonymous. The New York Times, however, is unconvinced. (There is now a petition asking the Times not to reveal his name.) … [Read more...] about Why Did a Major Newspaper Get a Random Woman Fired?
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a telephonic conversation with his US counterpart Mark T Esper during which India's border row with China in eastern Ladakh and overall security scenario in the region figured prominently, people familiar with the development said. Singh and Esper also deliberated on ways to further boost bilateral defence and security cooperation, they said, adding the telephonic conversation took place at the request of the US side. China's aggressive posturing along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh was discussed and Singh apprised the US defence secretary about India's position on the row, they said. The border standoff between India and China had also figured during Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla's talks with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale on Tuesday. It is learnt that the US has been keenly monitoring the fast evolving sitiation in eastern Ladakh. On Wednesday, US Secretary of State … [Read more...] about Ladakh row figures in Rajnath Singh’s telephonic talks with US Defence Secretary
Jane Moore is certainly making the most of her time in lockdown! The Loose Women panellist took to her Instagram page over the weekend to share a stunning snap of herself sunbathing in her back garden whilst reading the newspaper. Wearing a chic red strapless swimsuit, the 57-year-old looked absolutely flawless as she kicked back in the sun. "Who needs the real Club 55 in St Tropez when you can have a sign made and recreate it in your own back yard?" she teased in the caption. … [Read more...] about Loose Women star Jane Moore shows off flawless figure in chic red swimsuit
Second, as tensions between China and the United States rose over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US public opinion began to turn against China in the US Congress by both political parties and among the public at large. China’s intimidation and bullying in the East Sea and intervention in the internal affairs of Hong Kong only stoked anti-China sentiment. … [Read more...] about US challenges China to win over littoral states bullied by China: Carl Thayer