After the 2010 wave, Republicans suffered an ominous defeat in a special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R) in Upstate New York. Another special election loomed in Nevada, to fill a seat left vacant when Republican Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerLobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report MORE was appointed to an open Senate seat, and Democrats were preparing the same playbook. A poll conducted in early August showed the Republican candidate, Mark AmodeiMark Eugene AmodeiBillboards calling on House Republicans to 'do their job' follow members home for Thanksgiving Trump's defenders are running out of options Avoiding the snake in the grass: Let's not allow impeachment to divide us MORE, clinging to a one-point lead over his Democratic rival, Kate Marshall. … [Read more...] about On The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare
“Our doors are open to the public, to politicians, and indeed to anyone who truly wants to see the modern, innovate and, most importantly, safe environment we provide to our people. The fact is we benchmark against UK national data, published by the Health & Safety Executive, confirming we have over 40% fewer injuries on average than other transportation and warehousing businesses in the UK.” … [Read more...] about Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as number of incidents rise
A Democratic Party in Revolt Analyses suggest Trump could lose the popular vote by as many as 5 million, or potentially even more, and still win the Electoral College. (The Electoral College doesn’t care that you almost won Texas; it only cares that you lost Wisconsin.) Just to think about this for a second, if Trump wins the Electoral College while losing the popular vote, that would mean that, since Bush’s very contested, strange Electoral College win in 2000, fully half of presidential elections will have gone to the loser of the popular vote and the winner of the Electoral College, and, in each case, to a Republican. If this happens, if a younger, more urban, more diverse majority keeps growing but finds itself locked out of political power, there will be a backlash on the left against the legitimacy of a system that it feels, correctly, does not represent it and does not give it a fair shake. The scary thing is not just that the electoral geography is not reflecting … [Read more...] about 11 Months From Today
Why do we work? Many of us might give a simple transactional answer to the question: We work in order to make money. For the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, and the management thinkers inspired by his theory of motivation, people’s motives for working could not be reduced to a paycheck. Instead, Maslow and his followers argued in management texts and training seminars that people work to fulfill higher psychological needs. People work to become self-actualized and to find meaning—provided that meaning can be found in the mundane realities of working life. … [Read more...] about Is the search for meaningful work a trap?
Linked to this is the creation of an 'carbon army' of workers. The plan envisions hundreds of thousands of high- and lower-skilled jobs created in the UK. This will be part of a wider shift from an economy narrowly focused on financial services and shopping to one that is an engine of environmental transformation. Germany is already employing 250,000 in renewable energy alone. … [Read more...] about A Green New Deal for our times