‘Is there any accuracy?’: John Harwood’s exit from CNN seen as a strategy change
The veteran White House correspondent’s parting words were in defense of a clear type of journalism that CNN insiders think has fallen under a new boss.
Several current and former CNN employees who spoke to The Washington Post — most of whom spoke on condition of anonymity to speak candidly — are interpreting the sudden departure as evidence that Licht, who joined the network as chairman and CEO in May, is making his debut. In an effort to present a new, more ideologically neutral CNN, Tenure kicked out voices often critical of former President Donald Trump and his allies. This is consistent with the view expressed repeatedly by David Zaslav, the chief executive of Warner Bros. Discovery.
Older people watch cable. Old people watch Fox. therefore…
We’ll see if Brownstein stays at CNN (he also writes for The Atlantic). But he is right about the fascist-affiliated pundits.
Mega Republicans are seething with anger as Biden takes aim
So here’s a question for those Republicans: What exactly was wrong with Biden’s speech?
In the coming days, these Republicans will retreat to the safe havens of the right-wing media to face unquestioned. But when they venture into mainstream forums, they should be pressed for specifics.
A hit, a very clear hit.
It looks like exit surveys elsewhere (from Fairvote):
Voter support and understanding
Voter understanding and support for RCV is strong. For democracy — and RCV — to thrive, voters must understand their electoral system and how to interact with a ranked ballot, and be able to cast a meaningful vote for the candidate of their choice. This section examines how well voters understand the RCV and their level of satisfaction with it.
- In 2021, 77% of voters surveyed by Rank the Vote NYC in the New York City primaries supported using RCV for future local elections.
- In 2022, 56% of Republican primary voters in Virginia preferred RCV, compared to 40% who preferred an option.
- In 2018, 61% of voters in Maine’s general election expressed support for keeping or expanding the RCV after using it for the first time.
- In 2018, 94% of Santa Fe voters reported feeling “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with their first use of RCV.
- In 2017, 66% of voters in Minneapolis municipal elections expressed continued support for the use of RCV.
Abortion, unemployment, police shootings on the minds of Ohio’s young voters for the midterm elections
The battle for a Senate seat in this swing state continues.
ABC News hit the campaign trail, asking young voters in Columbus and Ohio State University about the issues most important to them in the midterm elections.
This year’s midterms should be the most consequential yet because the fate of abortion laws is now in the hands of the states after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Ashley McCoy of Columbus was quoted by the State as saying, “A lot of women don’t even know they’re pregnant until six weeks later. I think it’s weird, it’s cruel, and it’s clearly a law made by those people. have never had children,” said Ashley McCoy of Columbus, Ill. The six-week abortion ban, which makes the procedure illegal after fetal heart activity is detected, is not an exception for rape or immorality.
Living in a city without water: ‘It’s unbearable’
What unfolded this week was quiet. The streets were quiet, and residents lined up expectantly for resources.
The entire city of over 150,000 was without clean drinking water, with no end in sight. Many residents here say they had long ago adapted to catastrophic government failure.
“Jackson’s water is messed up; I don’t even think they should be issuing people’s bills,” said Roshonda Snell, 32, who works at a local hotel. “It’s infected, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Snell is a beneficiary of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and says she is using most of the money she receives to buy water for her family. “I spend about $200 a month on bottled water. It’s mainly because I use that money to buy five large cases of water for the month,” said Snell, a Jackson resident. “I really want to leave Jackson so bad.”
Anne Lowry/The Atlantic:
The economist who knows the miracle is over
The era of remarkable prosperity is over.
in time, [Brad DeLong] concluded that the era that began in 1870 ended in 2010, shortly after productivity growth and GDP growth collapsed, as inequality choked economic momentum around the world and regressive political populism grew. . He stopped after writing a little moreLeaning towards Utopia, one of the most anticipated economics books of the year, is scheduled to be published on Tuesday. His sweeping examination of what he calls “the long 20th century” is broad and detailed, learned and accessible, familiar and strange—a definitive look at how we arrived at such material grandeur and how it provided all of that. Failed it seemed. The Promise His decision to end the story in 2010, and thus to end his book, has a message for us all: Despite its problems and iniquities, the economic era Americans just lived through was miraculous. And now it is over.
WSJ poll shows support for legal abortion rises after Dobbs rule
More than half of voters said the issue made them more likely to vote in the midterm elections; Majority opposes ban on 6-week and 15-week abortions
According to the survey, 60% of voters said abortion should be legal in all or most cases, up from 55% in March. Another 29% said it should be illegal, except for rape, obscenity and when a woman’s life is in danger, compared to 30% in March. And 6% said it should be illegal in all cases, down from 11% in March.
“Abortion is not an issue that most people spent a lot of time thinking about before Dobbs,” said Democratic pollster Molly Murphy, whose firm conducted the poll with Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio. “What Dobbs has done is one, we’ve had a national conversation about it. Two, it has gone from the imaginary to the real. “
More than half of voters said the incumbent made them more motivated to vote in midterm elections.
Asked broadly about their top issue for the midterms, voters cited the economy and inflation first, followed by abortion. But when they were offered a choice of five issues and asked what they were most likely to vote for, they ranked the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade ahead of inflation.
Among those who rated the court’s decision as the most important issue compared to others, 77% were Democrats, 8% were Republicans, and 9% were independents.
“I was already going to vote in the midterms. What it made me do is really take a hard look at local elections,” said Jacob Kendrick, 22, a Democrat and recent college graduate from Detroit. Referring to the Republican candidate for governor in the state, he said: “Now, I’m like, let me make sure he’s not a Tudor Dixon candidate who’s very high on abortion.”
‘I am now focusing on local breeds’ is a BFD.