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"Iowa 2020: Biden and Sanders neck and neck in Democratic Field, Mayor Pete jumps to double digits."

It's Emerson’s second poll of the Iowa caucus.... former Vice President Joe Biden narrowly leads the Democratic field with 25%, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 24%. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana has surged to 11%. Senator Kamala Harris of California follows with 10% - the only other candidate to clear double digits in Iowa....Buttigieg was at 0% in the previous Emerson poll, in January.Sanders maintains a lead among 18-29 year olds with 44%, followed by Buttigieg with...
Tags: 2020 Campaign, Kamala Harris, Names, Pete Buttigieg

The Bernie-Beto-Biden triad has 70% of the Democratic primary vote.

According to . It's Biden 35, Sanders 27, O'Rourke 8. Biden, the one who's not yet declared, is up 4 points since last week. Beto is up 1. Kamala Harris is down 2, to 8%.Why is the triad doing so well? Why hasn't Harris gotten traction? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, BETO, Kamala Harris, Polls, Sanders, HARRIS, Rourke, Ann Althouse, the Bernie-Beto-Biden triad, Bernie Beto Biden

"Beto O'Rourke raised massive $6.1 million his first day in the 2020 race..."

According to his campaign, CNN reports.That tops the $5.9 million one-day total Sen. Bernie Sanders announced after he launched his campaign. The closest other 2020 Democratic candidate to publicize their first-day fundraising total was California Sen. Kamala Harris at $1.5 million....[O'Rourke's] refusal to release first-day fundraising totals over the weekend had raised doubts that O'Rourke had met fundraising expectations around his campaign launch. He remained coy about his fundraising for d...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Biden, Campaign Finance, BETO, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Bernie, Rourke, Washington Iowa, Joe Run, Ann Althouse, Beto O'Rourke, 2020 Campaign, Run Joe, California Sen Kamala Harris

Everybody beats Trump in Wisconsin, according to a new Emerson poll — everybody except Amy Klobuchar and — gasp! — Kamala Harris.

Here's how it looks at Real Clear Politics (click image to enlarge and clarify):Klobuchar only gets a tie. Okay. But Harris?! All those others best Trump but Kamala Harris — who I've been made to feel is the most likely candidate — only ties?!When the Democratic candidates are pitted against each other, Sanders and Biden are way out ahead, with 39% and 24%, respectively. Harris lags miserably at 5%. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Kamala Harris, Polls, Trump, Sanders, HARRIS, Emerson, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

Democratic 2020 candidates roll up to support marijuana legalisation

In a joint effort, Warren, Harris, Sanders and Gillibrand are co-sponsors of legislation authored by BookerThere was a time when it was taboo for presidential candidates to talk about marijuana. Bill Clinton said he smoked but “didn’t inhale”. Barack Obama said he did inhale and even did some cocaine in his youth – “maybe a little blow” – but said the drug use was “reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy”. As presidents, both continued the “war on drugs” and upheld the prohibi...
Tags: New York, Republicans, California, Drugs, Barack Obama, Society, US news, Cannabis, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, US domestic policy, US crime, Jamaica, US Congress, Times

"Do we want a livid warrior or a happy one? Someone eager to name and shame enemies, the way Donald Trump does, or someone with a less Manichaean outlook?"

"Someone poised to reciprocate Trump’s nastiness or someone incapable of it? I’m not entirely sure which type is more likely to defeat him. But I know which gives us a better chance at healing America — if that’s even possible — and moving us past a juncture of crippling animosity. It’s the type that Hickenlooper represents and maybe even exemplifies.... Optimism, warmth and joy matter. They propelled Ronald Reagan to the presidency. I think they’re even a small part of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cor...
Tags: Law, Senate, Happiness, Elizabeth Warren, America, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, John Kerry, Johnson, Rhetoric, Kerry, Smith, Donald Trump, Fdr, George W Bush, Kamala Harris

"With progressives pushing Democrats to embrace the Green New Deal — and Republicans ridiculing the idea as socialism — Mr. Schumer is effectively trying to turn a weakness into a strength."

"He is planning daily floor speeches attacking Republicans for inaction and a proposal for a special Senate committee focused on the issue, which he intends to announce this week. And while there is virtually no chance of passing climate change legislation in a Republican-controlled Senate with President Trump in office, Mr. Schumer said he wanted legislation to run on next year — and bring to a vote in early 2021, should his party win the White House and the Senate. 'This is the first time Demo...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, California, Senate, White House, Green, Democrats, Mitch McConnell, Amy Klobuchar, Scary, Times, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump

"Low-level employees were asked to perform duties they described as demeaning, like washing her dishes or other cleaning — a possible violation of Senate ethics rules, according to veterans of the chamber."

I'm afraid I must do a third post on the NYT article "How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff." I just want to focus on the subject of a U.S. Senator asking low-level staff to do cleaning and the journalism of calling it "a possible violation of Senate ethics rules, according to veterans of the chamber."Why can't we have better reporting? Who are these unnamed people who make vague statements about ethics rules? Is this good journalistic ethics? What makes someone a "veteran of the chamber"? Could yo...
Tags: Cleaning, Law, Navy, Senate, Journalism, Brooklyn, Queens, Amy Klobuchar, Anthony Weiner, Kamala Harris, Amy, Normal, Don, Weiner, Kamala, NICOLAI

Hello again, reparations

Ten years ago I wrote this piece for City Journal pronouncing slavery reparations dead as a national cause. Now, as Astead W. Herndon reports in the New York Times, presidential candidates are getting behind the word: Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) affirmed her support, and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “also said she supported reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery — a policy that experts say could cost several trillion dollars, and one that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sande...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, New York Times, Kamala Harris, Calif, Reparations, Elizabeth Warren D Mass, City Journal, Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris, Sens Kamala Harris, Jeff Stein Washington Post, Astead W Herndon, Barack Obama Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders

"What trips up Kamala Harris is an evident desire to please her audience. She wants no enemies to her left, no identity politics left untouched."

"She can't run as a prosecutor—crime fighting is so 1990s—but she can run as brash, bold, and woke. Her verbal miscues are possible evidence that this latest political fashion doesn't quite fit," writes Matthew Continetti at Free Beacon.He describes 3 recent incidents. One is something we discussed a few days ago, here, her inability to handle a predictable question about Jussie Smollett. Another, as Continetti sees it, was that on her televised town hall, she didn't seem ready to handle questio...
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Insurance, Jamaica, Kamala Harris, Jussie Smollett, Matthew Continetti, Ann Althouse, Continetti, Jussie Smollett Another as Continetti

Kamala Harris is terribly awkward when asked about Jussie Smollett.

She acts as though she doesn't remember what she tweeted, then, when reminded that she called it "an attempted modern-day lynching," she looks back (at 0:27) as if to seek help from somebody (perhaps that grim, frowning woman behind her), then turns forward again, says "sorry" and giggles. She giggled in response to the idea of lynching!Then she partly composes herself, lifts her eyebrows halfway up her forehead and says "ummm, uh, uh, okay" and otherwise stalls for 10 seconds before coming out ...
Tags: Law, Mexico, New Hampshire, Socialism, Times, New England, Kamala Harris, Trump, Sanders, Jussie Smollett, HARRIS, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Concord Asked

"Who in the name of God would bring a half-eaten eight-ounce jar of Hellmann’s mayonnaise to a public meeting?"

A few days ago, I was talking about a problem that Kamala Harris has as she runs for President:She's too much of a prosecutor to win the love of a minority group Democrats need to turn out if they're going to beat Mr. Criminal Justice Reform Donald Trump.Shouting Thomas started off a comment with...The job of a prosecutor is to put black guys in jail, as noted in "Bonfire of the Vanities."...I said:Thanks for reminding me of that book, which I've been meaning to read.I just finished "Lake Succes...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Kamala Harris, Harlem, Scott Fitzgerald, Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Hellmann, Vanities, Charlotte Simmons, Mayonnaise, Ann Althouse, Laslo Spatula, Racial Politics, Althouse, reference to the Gatsby project

"U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is opposing a quick Senate vote on his own 'Green New Deal' resolution... but political observers say he’s been played by the GOP, stumbling into a trap...."

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday night that he wants to 'give everybody an opportunity to go on record' — including the various 2020 presidential hopefuls among Senate Democrats — about the hard-left climate proposals outlined in the non-binding resolution. Markey tweeted, 'By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Environmentalism, Kamala Harris, The Boston Herald, McConnell, Markey, Sen Edward Markey, Matt Bennett, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Green New Deal, Edward J. Markey

Kamala Harris is "bluntly putting down markers on nuanced topics to help inoculate her from false critiques with answers that also illuminate how she views her own identity."

That's from Politico, "Why Kamala Harris is glad people are asking if she's black enough/The candidate is looking to head off a problem that dogged Barack Obama" by Christopher Cadelago.First, I don't believe that Politico knows that Harris is "glad." Also, I wouldn't use the word "dogged" with Barack Obama, given that he was dogged with the question of the literal eating of dogs.But what I want to do is count the metaphors in the quote I put in the title:1. bluntly — The adjective leads us to t...
Tags: Writing, Law, Politico, Barack Obama, Metaphor, George Orwell, Language, Orwell, Kamala Harris, Damon Runyon, Shirley Temple, Don, HARRIS, William Safire, Runyon, Safire

Kamala Harris Has Smoked Weed And Wants To Legalize It

'I think it gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy in this world,' the presidential candidate said amid laughter.
Tags: Law, Government, Marijuana, Kamala Harris, Quote Of The Day, Election 2020

"A presidential candidate admitting to marijuana use is nothing new. That happened in 2004, 2008, and 2016."

"But I've never seen any presidential candidate other than Kamala Harris follow up that admission with this kind of argument for legalizing marijuana: 'I think that it gives a lot of people joy, and we need more joy.'"Writes my son John, on his blog, linking to "Kamala Harris says she smoked marijuana in college, calls for legalization" (ABC News).This reminds me of why I changed my mind about legalization in March 2015 as a result of reading something written by Paul Johnson about Henrik Ibsen:...
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Rome, Snapchat, John, Bob Marley, Henrik Ibsen, Kamala Harris, Blackface, Ibsen, Paul Johnson, Ann Althouse, Georg Pauli, ABC News This, Era of That's Not Funny

On the Monday after the weekend when Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar announced their candidacy for President, is there any new evidence that the NYT has already picked a winner?

Look how the NYT home page structures the coverage this morning (click to enlarge and clarify):I've had the tag "NYT pushes Kamala" since December 29th, when I wrote "The NYT makes its 2020 presidential choice obvious."There are 5 women running in the race for the Democratic Party nomination — so many that I have to stop and try to remember them all. I count on my fingers and I google to check my work. And I feel that the NYT is always there to say, Don't worry, don't be confused, there's Kamala...
Tags: Law, California, Stanford, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Orange County, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, Don, HARRIS, Cory Booker, Loyola Law School

"If ever wearing blackface, even in the 1980s as both Northam and Herring did, is a career-ender, and if we are supposed to 'believe all women,' then all three of these Democrats have to go."

"Only Northam has been thrown overboard by the party, with Fairfax and Herring getting passes so far because Democrats don’t want to nuke the entirety of a state executive branch they control. Regardless, Virginia is an indication of an inflamed and unforgiving Democratic mood that will define the party’s battle for the 2020 presidential nomination. Democrats are about to embark on the first woke primary, a gantlet of political correctness that will routinely wring abject apologies out of candid...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Michael Jackson, The Washington Post, Kamala Harris, Lowry, Blackface, National Review, Rich Lowry, Fairfax, WaPo, Oberlin College, Kavanaugh, Ralph Northam, Northam, Ann Althouse

Paying For Single-Payer Medicare For All: Financial Messaging For Kamala Harris And Other Democratic Candidates

We’re already paying for Medicare for all, and then some. We’re just not getting it.
Tags: Law, Finance, Insurance, Costs, Healthcare, Medicare, Kamala Harris, Health Care / Medicine, Medicare For All, Jonathan Wolf, Single-Payer

Should we try to understand Governor Northam or demand that he Al Franken himself?

Is the Democratic Party the party of no forgiveness? Does it need its own guy to kill himself because they want to be able to kill other people? Unquestionably, if a picture like this...... had shown up from President Trump's old yearbook, Democrats would yell that he must resign. How can they retain their credibility to ruin Republicans if they don't destroy their own? I see Kamala Harris jumped right in to lead the pack. Harris is to Northam what Gillibrand was to Franken. Instant death. No pa...
Tags: Law, Senate, Virginia, Bible, Kkk, Sin, Whoopi Goldberg, Forgiveness, Kamala Harris, Al Franken, Apologies, Trump, Blackface, Ted Danson, Democratic Party, HARRIS

Kamala Harris Chuckling About Bullying Poor People Should Be Disqualifying — That It’s Not Says Something Deeply Disturbing

There are a lot of Democrats out there who don't see harassing minorities or the poor as a big deal.
Tags: Politics, Crime, Law, Government, Racism, Kamala Harris

"The more you learn about Kamala Harris, the more formidable she appears."

David Brooks is in love again.*She is an amazing amalgam of different elements...As opposed to amalgams of the same element. Why mess up your alliteration with a redundancy? And why not an amazing amalgam of elegant elements? Keep the alliteration at least.... highly educated elite meritocrat, Oakland street fighter, crusading, rough-elbow prosecutor, canny machine pol and telegenic rhetorical brawler. She is also probably the toughest and most hard-nosed progressive on the scene right now....Sh...
Tags: David Brooks, Law, Obama, California, Barack Obama, Chicago, George Bush, Kenya, Lawyers, Oakland, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Prose, Trump, Democratic, Brown

"With everything looking so 1970s, I want to offer 'Malaise!' as an idea for a political slogan. Any candidate is free to use that idea. No need to give me credit."

That's something I just wrote on Facebook, at a post by my son John about the Fast Company article, "The women running for president are breaking the rules of branding/The most diverse field of presidential candidates ever is also pushing the color of campaign branding like never before."From the article:Elizabeth Warren sets off the fairly traditional dark blue and red in her palette with an unexpected mint green to freshen things up. The overall impression gives off a fitting academic activist...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Color, America, John, Kamala Harris, Yellow, 1970s, HARRIS, Ann Althouse, Shirley Chisholm, Greenness, 2020 Campaign

"Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on how three conservatives nominated to the rogue Ninth Circuit..."

"... but whose nominations lapsed with the last Congress, had been left off the list of nominees resubmitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Many of us cried foul. According to the story, the White House was trying to reach some kind of a bargain with Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, allegedly to grease the skids for the inevitable replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. There are several reasons to not engage in negotiations with either Feinstein or Harris. Harris is runn...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Catholic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dianne Feinstein, Wall Street Journal, Catholics, WSJ, Kamala Harris, Trump, Feinstein, HARRIS

"The familiar public narratives about black women don’t fit Kamala Harris. She’s not a jezebel, a mammy or an Omarosa."

"She’s also the first viable woman running for president who has had an entire adult dating life. Elizabeth Warren got married (the first time) at 19, Michele Bachmann at 22, Carly Fiorina 23, Hillary 28 and even 2020 candidate Kristen Gillibrand got married at 35. Harris, who married her husband at the age of 49 was living her best life into her 30s and 40s. So yes, we were bound to hear about Willie Brown and yes, at some point, it will come out that she dated talk show host Montel Williams to...
Tags: Law, California, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Johnson, Hillary, Carly Fiorina, Kamala Harris, Quincy Jones, Omarosa, Cardi B, Michele Bachmann, HARRIS, Deepak Chopra, Montel Williams, Jason Johnson

MSM's ham-handed protectiveness toward Kamala Harris: "The unique harm we cause when we dissect a powerful woman’s love life."

Oh, it's just exquisite, the harm we inflict on the delicate female candidate! It's unique! It hurts their tender feelings, so shush now, and allow this fine woman to become President, where we can continue to feel responsible for protecting her.Yeah, that makes sense. Sorry. I want a President who will protect us. So your protectiveness toward Kamala Harris completely backfires.I'm reading Monica Hesse in WaPo. The quote in the post title is the headline for her column. She's fielding the news ...
Tags: Law, Putin, San Francisco, United States, Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Kamala Harris, Don, Brown, HARRIS, WaPo, MSM, Hesse, Monica Hesse, Ann Althouse

"Let me be very clear: I'm not going to vote for a wall under any circumstances... And I do support border security, and if we want to talk about that, let's do that."

Said Kamala Harris, disparaging the wall as a "medieval vanity project.""Let’s upgrade the technology, let’s look at the fact that the folks who are working on border security on the ground know that they need upgraded infrastructure around things like drones, and they need cameras... So yes, I’m all for increased border security where we need it. I’m not for a wall."What if the experts came up with a plan for an "upgraded infrastructure" that included, in some places, something that is a wall, ...
Tags: Law, Kamala Harris, Howard, HARRIS, Meade, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall

Kamala Harris — announcing her candidacy — explains her slogan "For the People" — "My whole life, I’ve only had one client: The people."

That is, she identifies as the prosecutor. Much of the speech (at least the part I listened to) was about her experience as a prosecutor, and a prosecutor comes to court not as an individual but — as it says on the court documents — as The People. Introducing herself in court, she would say "Kamala Harris, for the people." To adopt that standard phrase as her presidential slogan is an interesting move.Harris's entire career — until she became a U.S. Senator — was as a prosecutor. She has been a ...
Tags: Law, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Ann Althouse

Kamala Harris Was Not a Progressive Prosecutor

Kamela Harris was not a progressive prosecutor. She is reinventing herself as one for her planned presidential bid for the Democratic nomination for President. Harris can run but she cannot hide from her record as a prosecutor. I listed several... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Kamela Harris

Is the Kamala Harris logo "the worst political graphic design job in a generation"?

Jonathan Last says it just might be.So... is there anything worse? Or... what's so awful about it?The question whether "For the People" is a good slogan is separate. Feel free to talk about that. But I'd like to encourage the discussion of the visual — the shape and placement of the letters, the colors, etc.Last says:It could be that Harris’s design team looked at the AOC poster and saw the earth-tones, heavy-text, and adjacent colors and thought that that was the secret of their success. And ab...
Tags: Law, Color, Posters, Logos, Kamala Harris, Aoc, HARRIS, Lenin, Ann Althouse, Ocasio-Cortez, Jonathan Last

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