Kamala Harris is the latest example of “Bay Area liberalism”. Arising out of San Francisco-Silicon Valley, these Democrats mix ardent identity and green activism with a belief in technology and business. Their clarion calls are climate and data, gay rights and internet rights. In Washington, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Harris are the most prominent representatives. Harris on the ticket complements Biden’s more traditional base of East Coast liberals and union workers. These origins are also why one does not hear Harris talk of breaking up Big Tech and imposing a wealth tax. Politico.com argues that since San Francisco politics is blue vs blue it encourages politicians good at bridging ideological divisions. Harris “has demonstrated an ability to appeal to liberal voting blocs…without alienating moderate allies.” This would appeal to Biden who sees his main task as healing the social wounds left by Trump. … [Read more...] about Colour, gender and Silicon: Why Kamala sits well with a cup of Joe
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Yes, Stokes could do it. He could probably keep wicket, too, if he was asked. But he's already developed into the key batsman, bowler and fielder in all three formats of the game. Do England really want to burden him with more responsibility just as he is fulfilling his promise? There is no evidence at all that he is looking to take on the role; quite the opposite, in fact. Root has his complete support. … [Read more...] about Joe Root’s legacy as captain remains undetermined, but he has credit in the bank
"We are excited to take the field again after a seemingly long break," Anuradha Doddaballapur, the Germany captain, said in a statement released by ICC. "The girls have worked hard in the last few months to stay fit and to up their skills, so I am confident we will put on a good show. We look forward to some exciting games against Austria whom we haven't faced in T20 cricket in a long time." … [Read more...] about Women’s international cricket returns with Austria v Germany T20I series
Speaking about the return of competitive golf in these testing times, Arjun was full of praise for the way the PGA Tour has been smoothly conducting tournaments, revealing, “The PGA Tour has laid down a requirement for multiple Covid tests to be carried out before a player takes the field at an event. They’re doing a great job considering the current situation in the US.” … [Read more...] about Arjun Atwal returns to Wyndham Championship, the scene of his historic triumph a decade back
"I'm sure that was a frosty conversation with his dad at some point last week. But he'll look to move on. He knows he's got to set an example and I can't see that being a major talking point dragging over into this week. … [Read more...] about England to stand by Anderson as Root warns: Question Jimmy at your peril!