In Seeking to Hold Michigan, Trump Can Be His Own Worst EnemyA day before his visit in May to Michigan, where unemployment has climbed to 23 percent and flooding had grown severe enough to make national headlines, President Trump threatened to “hold up funding” for a state he almost certainly must carry to win re-election. The rationale behind this extraordinary warning and apparent act of self-sabotage? Two years after Michigan residents overwhelmingly approved no-excuse absentee voting, the...
Trump led month of distractions and grievancesWASHINGTON - As the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed toward the bleak milestone of 100,000 and nearly one-sixth of the nation's workers were unemployed, President Donald Trump's mind on May 18 was elsewhere. He welcomed two of his 2016 political soldiers, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to the White House for a nostalgia tour reminiscing about how he had vanquished Hillary Clinton. When Trump did address public health issues that day, he alarmed officials by saying he had been taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic - despite his own administration's warning that doing so could cause severe heart problems. A day later, when Trump journeyed to the Capitol for the first time during the pandemic, he again allowed his personal concerns to eclipse the crisis engulfing the nation. Over lunch with Republican senators, Trump complained about "criminal" Democrats who had "unmasked my children." He accused his political opponents of "treason." He implored his party to "stick together" and "be tough." And he turned the floor over to his new White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, to deliver a campaign polling presentation aimed at persuading the lawmakers that the president was more popular than public surveys had indicated. To some of the senators, Trump seemed obsessed not with saving lives but with appearing politically strong. Several privately concluded he was incapable of meeting the moment. But resigned to their belief that his conduct could not be changed, they did not share their unease with Trump or with the public. The following week, the number of dead passed 100,000 and the number of Americans filing for jobless claims went past 40 million. Those two days in May encapsulate how Trump spent the fifth month of the coronavirus crisis: increasingly shaken by a...1
Minnesota reports more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths, after health official warns protests could further the spreadMinnesota's Health Commissioner shared concern about large demonstrations contributing to further virus transmission last week, as the state's outbreak statistics continued to climb.
Why You Should Be Selling to the ELL MarketSpread the loveWhen developing new EdTech tools and apps, it’s important to consider who your market is. Many EdTech companies make the mistake of focusing only on the general K-12 students. Instead, you should be targeting a specific population to maximize your impact. The ELL (English Language Learner) market is one of the best places to sell new EdTech products. The ELL market is growing fast. In the 2014-2015 school year, ELL students made up 9.4 percent of public school students. That number is up from 9.1 percent in the 2004-2005 school year and is expected to continue to climb. […]1
StarFucking Hipsters - Two Cups Of TeaTwo cups of tea one for you and one for me drown out the pan from polluted acid rain and flaming gasoline, until we're clean two dead police one for hope and one for peace watching government lies leak into your empty eyes from the t.v. and winners history three dead police one for thanks and two for please in every single town, every officer is down all dead police, all dead police fair-weather friend, it's on you I do depend all the mountains we climb, crumble into sands of time no mail to send, to fair-weather friend anxiety, another gift from you to me and so everything fails, my bleeding bitten fingernails sore as can be, anxiety if it was up to me, I would restart history ignite the flame and burn the centuries of blame the bloodstained centuries, these bloody centuries fair-weather friend, it's on you I do depend all the mountains we climb, crumble into sands of time no mail to send, to fair-weather friend anxiety, another gift from you to me and so everything fails, my bleeding bitten fingernails sore as can be, anxiety and in the dawn, I'll see that you have gone and on that blood soaked bed I'll lay down my weary head and hum along, to this fucking song one cup of tea, not enough for company maybe tomorrow you will let me borrow another cup of tea, another cup of tea and your company, and your company