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Why gun owners could be the decisive vote in 2020

Recently, Joe Biden visited a construction plant in Michigan. A worker confronted Biden and accused the former vice president of “actively trying to diminish our Second Amendment right and take away our guns.” Biden, in turn, responded, “You’re full of shit.”The exchange continued, cameras rolling, Biden clearly sensed an opportunity, recognized the political value of the moment.  Biden’s staff stepped in to try and move him aside. He waved them off. After all, his successful legislative record ...
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Positive environmental news

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. Welcome to the seventh installment of The Climate Win. This week we look at the domino effect of solar panels, the massive uptick in home gardening, and answer (for many of you) a burning question — what is the easiest way for renters and homeowners to power their home with renewable energy? Apparently, many have seeds and chickens to attend to, so let’s dive right in. A backyard garden boom We start...
Tags: Travel, US, Sustainability, Brooklyn, NRG, Google Trends, All, Al Gore, Burpee, air Co, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Christopher Flavelle, The Climate Win, Seeds Trust, International Renewable Energy Association, Cosia


Former Apple CEO John Sculley says a lesson from Steve Jobs can help startups navigate through the coronavirus crisis: 'Zoom out, think beyond'

Former Apple CEO John Sculley thinks that once the coronavirus pandemic is over, the US economy will enter a new age of innovation.  Industries like telehealth and remote work are on the cusp of a breakthrough, Sculley observed. And startup founders looking to innovate could look to a saying from his old colleague Steve Jobs for guidance.  "Steve used to say, 'you always have to zoom out beyond the boundaries of the industry as it's known,'" Sculley said, "'What would that be in terms of chang...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Senate, US, Trends, Nasa, Bill Gates, Federal Communications Commission, Silicon Valley, Steve, American Medical Association, Moore, Al Gore, PitchBook Data


This former Apple CEO says that a lesson from Steve Jobs can help startups navigate through the coronavirus crisis: 'Zoom out, think beyond'

Former Apple CEO John Sculley thinks that once the coronavirus pandemic is over, the US economy will enter a new age of innovation.  Industries like telehealth and remote work are on the cusp of a breakthrough, Sculley observed. And startup founders looking to innovate could look to a saying from his old colleague Steve Jobs for guidance.  "Steve used to say, 'you always have to zoom out beyond the boundaries of the industry as it's known,'" Sculley said, "'What would that be in terms of chang...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Senate, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Federal Communications Commission, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Steve, American Medical Association, Moore, Al Gore


Apple's former CEO thinks the coronavirus shift to working from home will see airlines and hotels permanently rethinking business travel revenue expectations

As the former chief executive of both Pepsi and Apple, John Sculley has a fair amount of experience in guiding companies through downturns.  Sculley predicts that the fundamental shift in consumer behavior as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is going to present a far more challenging problem to the airline and hotel industries than any temporary economic downturn.  "I'm getting actually more work done working remotely from my home office, and not racing around," Sculley pointed out. "So wh...
Tags: Apple, John Sculley, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Pepsi, Al Gore, Palm Beach Florida, Sculley, RXAdvance


This alt-meat startup just raised $80 million from investors including Bill Gates' and Al Gore's funds to develop its 'super protein' that's neither animal nor plant

Nature's Fynd, a startup seeking to bring a 'super protein' to the alt-meat market, raised $80 million in a Series B round on Tuesday. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, founded by Bill Gates, and General Investment Management, founded by Al Gore, led the round.  The protein's origins lie in a NASA-backed research project, Yellowstone National Park, and a process not unlike brewing beer. It's technically not a plant, and it's technically not a protein, giving it certain advantages over competitors ...
Tags: France, Trends, Nasa, Chicago, Nature, Bill Gates, Jonas, Impossible Foods, Yellowstone National Park, Al Gore, PitchBook, Watch Google, General Investment Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Fynd, Thomas Jonas


Biden Running Mate? Party Leaders Favor Former Female Rivals

WASHINGTON -- With former Vice President Joe Biden now holding an all but insurmountable lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary contest, many Democrats have shifted their attention to a favorite quadrennial parlor game: the vice-presidential search.Biden has shown his hand in a big and unusual way for a front-runner, saying he would pick a woman as a running mate. That has opened the path for Democratic officials to start picking favorites -- from a socially safe distance.In d...
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Pro-Free Market Think Tank Shifts On COVID From Dubious To Newfound Acceptance

Editor’s Note: This story has been substantially revised and updated after an interview with the principal author of the think tank’s COVID-19 work. There’s a universe of opinion about the novel coronavirus. But one think tank — the American Council on Science and Health — has pivoted over the course of the epidemic’s growth. The group claimed in the early stages of the disease’s spread that it would be less deadly than influenza, and that the U.S. health care system would be able to handle t...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Italy, University of Washington, Al Gore, Rush Limbaugh, American Council on Science and Health, John M Olin Foundation, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Alex Berezow, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kirby Foundation, Wall Street Journal Yahoo News New York Magazine, ACSH


Conservative Think Tank Shifts On COVID From Dubious To Newfound Acceptance

Editor’s Note: This story has been substantially revised and updated after an interview with the principal author of the think tank’s COVID-19 work. There’s a universe of opinion about the novel coronavirus. But one think tank — the American Council on Science and Health — has pivoted over the course of the epidemic’s growth. The group claimed in the early stages of the disease’s spread that it would be less deadly than influenza, and that the U.S. health care system would be able to handle t...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Italy, University of Washington, Al Gore, Rush Limbaugh, American Council on Science and Health, John M Olin Foundation, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Alex Berezow, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kirby Foundation, Wall Street Journal Yahoo News New York Magazine, ACSH


Think Tank Shifts From Climate Science Denial To COVID Denial

The same people who brought you climate change as a hoax think the same about the novel coronavirus. A think tank influential in the world of climate science denialism pivoted in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic from its normal slathering of posts contesting the science of global warming towards something more current: contending that COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is no worse than the seasonal flu. The group also is saying that the U.S. health-care system ...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Italy, Al Gore, Rush Limbaugh, American Council on Science and Health, John M Olin Foundation, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kirby Foundation, Wall Street Journal Yahoo News New York Magazine


Vice-president Stacey Abrams would make the US a real democracy for the first time

Abrams could use her office to be the driving force behind a nationwide fight against voter suppressionDemocratic debates in times of coronavirus make for even less interesting television than during normal times, whatever that means in the Trump era. In Sunday night’s debate, Bernie Sanders had a double task. For the believers, to make a last pitch that he is the better candidate (which, in terms of the presidency, he clearly is). For the realists, his task was to push the inevitable nominee, J...
Tags: News, California, US, Georgia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Biden, Donald Trump, NGO, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, HARRIS, Al Gore


A Cautionary Look at Biden’s Wins and Sanders’ Losses

To state the obvious: Joe Biden now has to be the favorite to win the Democratic nomination. Once he showed that he could win a primary, Democratic voters concerned above all about winning in the fall flocked to him; and Bernie Sanders is basically too radical for most of the Cold War-era voters over 40 or 45 years old. Of course, nothing is certain in politics these days, but if Biden’s lead holds up, what does that mean for the future of the Democratic Party? On Monday, I wrote an email to P...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Gop, New Hampshire, Marco Rubio, Biden, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernie, Buchanan, Bob Dole, Al Gore


Pete Buttigieg, the Political Junkie Who Is Running for President

Pete Buttigieg’s stint at McKinsey gets more attention, but the time he spent driving “real people” around in a van for Al Gore might speak more directly to his candidacy.
Tags: News, John, Kerry, Gore, Mckinsey, Al Gore, Al, Buttigieg, United States Politics and Government, Pete Buttigieg, Pete (1982-, Presidential Election of 2020


Fintech dealmaking has been red-hot in 2020. Here are the 7 buzzy companies insiders say Wall Street could target next.

2020 kicked off with a number of big deals that saw incumbents buying fintechs and other newer players, most recently Intuit's $7 billion deal to buy Credit Karma and Morgan Stanley's $13 billion announced deal for E-Trade. The deals show an appetite for startups with "big user bases, lots of consumer data, and proven ability to monetize those users," Peter Johnson, head of fintech investing at Jump Capital, told Business Insider. With a growing number of traditional players eager to evolve th...
Tags: UK, New York, Congress, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Johnson, Amex, Morgan Stanley, Intuit, Robinhood, Jamie Dimon, Business Insider, Credit Karma, Reeves


Experts say these 7 fintechs are prime takeover targets for 2020, including Robinhood and Chime

2020 kicked off with a number of big deals that saw incumbents buying fintechs and other newer players, most recently Intuit's $7 billion deal to buy Credit Karma and Morgan Stanley's $13 billion announced deal for E-Trade. The deals show an appetite for startups with "big user bases, lots of consumer data, and proven ability to monetize those users," Peter Johnson, head of fintech investing at Jump Capital, told Business Insider. With a growing number of traditional players eager to evolve th...
Tags: UK, New York, Congress, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Johnson, Amex, Morgan Stanley, Intuit, Robinhood, Jamie Dimon, Business Insider, Credit Karma, Reeves


These 7 fintechs are prime takeover targets in 2020, including Robinhood and Chime

2020 kicked off with a number of big deals that saw incumbents buying fintechs and other newer players, most recently Intuit's $7 billion deal to buy Credit Karma and Morgan Stanley's $13 billion announced deal for E-Trade. The deals show an appetite for startups with "big user bases, lots of consumer data, and proven ability to monetize those users," Peter Johnson, head of fintech investing at Jump Capital, told Business Insider. With a growing number of traditional players eager to evolve th...
Tags: UK, New York, Congress, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Johnson, Amex, Morgan Stanley, Intuit, Robinhood, Jamie Dimon, Business Insider, Credit Karma, Reeves


SXSW Pitch Finalist: PurePlus

Amy Keller’s startup PurePlus transforms produce that would be wasted into healthful candy The Forrest Four-Cast: February 24, 2020 If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the U.S. Producing uneaten food squanders a whole host of resources: seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital, and generates greenhouse gases at every stage.In fact, the food we waste is responsible for roughly 8% of global emi...
Tags: Food, Startups, Entrepreneurship, China, Los Angeles, Startup, Sustainability, Earth, Jaden Smith, Mars, Sxsw, Keller, Al Gore, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Plum Organics


Seven Fallacies From The Left About Gun Control & Gun Ownership

Opinion 2017 Right To Carry Map,  IMG gunstocarrydotcom USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- With the election less than a year away, several well know liberal sources are paying for mainstream media pieces to trash the NRA and gun owners in general. The facts are on our side. Here the seven biggest lies they tell, and how to counter them. Lie Number 1: The whole Nation is calling for gun control. NOPE! Gun Control is not universal, and it is driven solely by a handful of liberal elitists in New York, C...
Tags: Usa, Guns, California, Cdc, Virginia, US, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Tennessee, Hillary, Ny, Nra, Al Gore, New York Chicago


10 of the most bizarre elections in American history

The 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush is perhaps the craziest, most controversial election in U.S. history. Here's a look at 10 others.
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Al Gore to lead global 'healthy planet, healthy lives' forum in Switzerland this May

(Frontiers) Switzerland will host some of the world's top scientists, policymakers, and industry leaders at a major international science event in Montreux this May 2020. The fifth annual Frontiers Forum will welcome speakers including the former US vice president, Nobel Prize awardee and the leading advocate about climate change, Al Gore, renowned cognitive psychologist and best-selling author, Steven Pinker, and Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education...
Tags: US, Switzerland, Steven Pinker, Al Gore, Montreux


Democrats Face Off in New Hampshire in the First of 3 February Presidential Primary Debates. Here’s What to Know

Welcome to the stretch of primary season that somehow feels like both a marathon and a sprint. On Feb. 3, the Democratic presidential primary will hold its first nominating contest of the election cycle: the Iowa caucuses . It’ll kick off a season of primaries and caucuses, as the Democrats work their way toward their presidential pick . And with back-to-back primaries come back-to-back debates. That’s right, there will be three Democratic debates in the month of February. Wh...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Chris Christie, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Abc, California, Montana, Washington, Cbs News, Senate, Massachusetts, New York City


The Finance Industry Groggily Awakens to Climate Change

For years, climate activists have warned that a warming planet would bring devastation, disrupting not only developing countries and coastal communities but also the foundations of the global economy. Still, investors continue to pump billions of dollars into fossil fuels, governments prioritize policies to keep cheap oil flowing, and developers build on land that scientists say will soon be underwater. Kristalina Georgieva, 66, the environmental economist who took the helm as managing dire...
Tags: Japan, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, Finance, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, Davos, International Monetary Fund, Imf, Blackrock, World Economic Forum, Al Gore, Kristalina Georgieva


Republicans Can’t Win Presidential Elections Anymore, but They Sure Can Steal Them

“Let the people decide for themselves!” cried White House Counsel Pat Cipollone Wednesday, warning senators not to even think about pushing Trump out less than 10 months before an election.Hmmm: Where have I heard that one before?Alan Dershowitz Defends Trump With an Unapologetic Embrace of American FascismFlash back four years, to when Justice Antonin Scalia died and, while his corpse was still warm, Mitch McConnell said: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next S...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Hamilton, Mitch, Trump, Democratic, Nixon, Antonin Scalia, United States of America, Lindsey


Does Impeachment Work?

Is the American Constitution's system for presidential impeachment good or bad constitutional  design?  Do the Constitution's provisions actually serve their intended purposes? The Trump impeachment trial adds one more data point to a very small number of cases.If the purpose of impeachment is to remove a president who has abused his power, acted corruptly, or engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors, the Constitution's system for impeachment is a failure. The reason is the emergence of a politic...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Ford, House, House Of Representatives, Fox News, Lincoln, Republican Party, Jeff Flake, Branding, Clinton, Trump, Nixon, Al Gore


How Davos Became a Climate Change Conference

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, informally known as Davos for the Swiss ski town where it’s held, is typically a conference about the economy and geopolitics. It makes sense that in 2020, as Australia burns and activists turn out by the millions, Davos approximated a climate conference. The conversation held over the past few days showed that it’s become impossible to ignore reality: a warming planet is reshaping geopolitics and threatening the economy as we know it. Around the h...
Tags: England, News, Climate Change, Australia, Uncategorized, Eu, Davos, Wwf, Un, Blackrock, Gore, Trump, Tufts University, Al Gore, Edward Mason, Brian Deese


Why Do We Have an Electoral College Again?

Who elects the president of the United States?In a democracy, that shouldn't be a trick question. Thanks to the Electoral College, it seems like one. The American people cast their ballots on a Tuesday in early November, but on a national level that vote is legally meaningless. The real election happens about six weeks later, when 538 presidential electors -- most of them average citizens chosen by local party leaders -- meet in their respective state capitals and cast their ballots.Nearly a...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Colorado, Washington, White House, New York Times, John Adams, Donald Trump, Denver, United, Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Al Gore, Greeley, Electoral College


Jim Lehrer, Longtime Host of PBS NewsHour, Dies at 85

(NEW YORK) — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS NewsHour that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983 and more recently, had undergone heart valve surgery in April 2008. For Lehrer, and for his friend and longtime partner Robert MacNeil, broadcast journalism was a service, with public understanding of events and issues it...
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Jim Lehrer, longtime PBS news anchor and debate moderator, dies at 85

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK  — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehner died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983 and more recently, had undergone heart valve surgery in April 2008. For Lehrer, and for his friend and longtime partner Robert MacNeil, broadcast journalism was a service, with public understanding of events a...
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Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar Split New York Times Editorial Board 2020 Democratic Primary Endorsement

(WASHINGTON) — The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party’s moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing. The paper said Sunday it had chosen the two most effective candidates from the moderate and progressive sides of the party — without stating a preference for either approach. It praised Warren as “a gifted story teller” and Klobuchar as “the very de...
Tags: News, Washington, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, The Times, Warren, John F Kennedy, Amy Klobuchar, The New York Times, John Kerry, Times, Bernie Sanders, Al Gore


James Murdoch Criticizes His Father’s Media Empire Over Climate Crisis Denial

James Murdoch has spoken out against his father Rupert’s media outlets for their “ongoing denial” of the climate crisis as bushfires continue to ravage Australia. In a joint statement with his wife Kathryn, the couple expressed frustration with News Corp and Fox News’ coverage of the fires. “They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given the obvious evidence to the contrary,” a spokesperson for the couple told The Daily Beast. The bushfi...
Tags: News, Australia, Uncategorized, Disney, Fox, United States, Fox News, James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, 21st Century Fox, James, Murdoch, Al Gore, Townsend, News Corp Australia