Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper The Upshot | Why Texas Is Nearing Battleground Status (It’s Not Just About Beto) Advertisement Upshot Supported by Hispanics represent the (elusive) upside for Democrats, but it’s a shift in white voters that is making the biggest difference. ByNate Cohn March 14, 2019 The dream of a “Blue Texas” has captured the imagination of Democrats for nearly a decade, and Beto O’Rourke has come closer than anyone to making a statewide victory a reality. His strengths as a candidate in his narrow loss in a 2018 Senate race against Ted Cruz — by 2.6 percentage points — led his supporters to push him to run for president, obliged them Thursday morning. But his performance may have demonstrated something else: Texas is on the doorstep of emerging as a battleground state, and any … [Read more...] about Why Texas Is Nearing Battleground Status (It’s Not Just About Beto)
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Climate | Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Rollbacks Stumbled in Court. His Successor Is More Thorough. Supported by ByLisa Friedman Nov. 21, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Andrew R. Wheeler, a former energy lobbyist whom Mr. Trump plans to nominate to lead the E.P.A., has been quietly cleaning up the mess. Where virtually all of Mr. Pruitt’s hastily written rollbacks and suspensions have been blocked by the courts, Mr. Wheeler has taken a far more deliberative approach, immersing himself in the legal intricacies — a strategy that could make Mr. Wheeler one of the most effective drivers of the Trump administration’s ambitious plan to “He’s done a fantastic job,” Mr. Trump said Friday of … [Read more...] about Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Rollbacks Stumbled in Court. His Successor Is More Thorough.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Strategies ByJeff Sommer Aug. 31, 2018 You won’t lose much money if you’re prepared for the worst. While the stock market has been hot lately, warnings of trouble ahead have been multiplying. And the odds of a recession by 2020 are mounting, or so the warnings go. But what if the good times that are evident in important sectors of the markets and the economy just keep rolling, at least for a while? That bullish possibility has arguably been underplayed, given the strength of the current numbers. And there is a strong, contrarian case that failing to appreciate the power of the current economy and markets will have serious implications that transcend finance and affect politics, too, generally helping Republicans and hurting Democrats. Consider, first, that after months of … [Read more...] about What if the Economy and Markets Are Even Better Than They Look?
Lori Higgins Detroit Free Press Published 2:48 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Bisa Henderson is every Detroit school district administrator's dream. Unhappy with the charter school her son was attending, this Detroit mom was ready for a change. So on a recent morning, she drove over to Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School on the city's west side to enroll her son in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. The charter, she said, "Wasn't doing it for him. I want him to be at a school where he can keep on excelling." Mackenzie is the location of one of five pop-up enrollment centers the district opened for several weeks this summer — part of a broad effort to increase enrollment. The centers — strategically located in schools across the district — are one-stop places where parents who are new to the district or transferring schools can get their kids enrolled, their questions answered and their kids immunized. In a city where more than half the school-age … [Read more...] about Why some Detroit parents are pulling their kids from charter schools
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByEmily Cochrane Aug. 13, 2018 ALEXANDRIA, VA. — There are other activities better suited for 5 a.m., two strangers joked as they hunched in chairs against the wall of a courthouse. But this was the best way to guarantee a seat to watch the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort — a case that has captured nationwide attention. Quentin Miles had already been outside in the muggy summer heat for nearly three hours, and Sandy Navarro’s hair was still damp after a 3 a.m. shower and hourlong drive from Annapolis, Md. “Is this what it’s like to sit in line for Justin Bieber?” Ms. Navarro, 49, a digital forensics student and displaced New Yorker, said as she looked at the line already forming on the bricks behind her. “Taylor Swift? Michael Jackson back in the … [Read more...] about Manafort Trial’s Spectators: ‘Why Go to Cancun’ When You Can See History?