Beha: On the most fundamental level, the future by definition can't be empirically known, because it doesn't yet exist. (These days we are more aware of this than ever: if you'd asked a thousand pundits and futurists in August 2019 what August 2020 would look like, not a single one would have said we'd be coming off a double-digit drop in GDP and that we'd all be wearing masks.) In that sense, the results of an election that hasn't happened yet is by definition unknowable. It's natural for us to want to know the results now, since the outcome is important to us. And it's natural for the media to cover certain events by putting them in relation to this unknowable future, particularly now that the election is actually quite soon. Something like Biden's VP pick can only really be understood in terms of how it relates to his election chances -- how it relates to those chances is what the pick is "about." … [Read more...] about Did Donald Trump destroy political prognostication forever?
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE on Tuesday defended his "reluctance to embrace" United States intelligence agencies as he continues to question the latest reports that Russia is meddling in the 2020 election. … [Read more...] about Trump slams former intelligence officials to explain ‘reluctance to embrace’ agencies
Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyWary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire MORE (Ala.), Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanLincoln Project targets Senate races in Alaska, Maine, Montana with M ad buy Overnight Energy: Official says protesters not cleared from Lafayette Square for Trump | Trump administration blasts banks refusing to fund Arctic drilling | 2019 coal production hit lowest level since 1978 Trump administration blasts banks that refuse to fund arctic drilling MORE (Alaska), Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyCoronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority From a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters Hillicon Valley: Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC | … [Read more...] about Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump
President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE on Tuesday said he hasn't spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping in "a long time," telling a sports radio host that the relationship between the two leaders has frayed due to the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Trump on frayed relationship with China’s Xi: ‘I haven’t spoken to him in a long time’
But Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Esper confirms plans to drop below 5,000 troops in Afghanistan | State Department says it's cleared of wrongdoing in emergency arms sales before investigation's release State says it will be cleared by watchdog report US 'deeply concerned' over election in Belarus MORE’s expanding focus on Hong Kong and other human rights outrages by Beijing, and his call for other countries to join the effort, continue to provide hope to the multiple victims of Chinese communism that the free world has not forgotten them. … [Read more...] about Trump defends democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan — while Xi awaits Biden