About 5 years ago

02/28/2017 - Midnight Reads – A Trump Voter’s Message to Retailers: ‘Keep Your Mouths Shut About Our President’

A Trump Voter’s Message to Retailers: ‘Keep Your Mouths Shut About Our President’
– The Washington Post
Some companies have announced in recent weeks that they would be cutting Ivanka Trump’s brand. Others have faced pressure from left-leaning groups to drop other Trump-family products. In response, conservative voters – who say they are tired of the negativity surrounding the new president – are staging their own boycotts against mainstream retailers. In terms of large-scale influence, analysts say it’s unlikely boycotts will make or break mainstream retailers.

Why Did Keith Ellison Lose the DNC Race?
– The Washington Post
The Democratic National Committee was bracing for a backlash if Thomas Perez won its chairmanship, and it got one. DNC members were not ready to reject the Obama legacy, and the leadership of the Democratic Party, nationally and in most states, has resisted acknowledging the failures of the Obama years.

Trump’s Soft Spot for Dreamers Alienates Immigration Hard-Liners
– The New York Times
President Trump’s sympathetic remarks about the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers – “these incredible kids,” he has called them – were a surprising turn for a man who had vowed during the campaign to “immediately terminate” their protections from deportation. But these are unlikely to be the last word because the president is already coming under intense pressure for his remarks.

AI and Automation Are About to Implode Blue Collar Jobs
– The Outline
As artificial intelligence, robotics, and new forms of automation continue to flourish, the forms of work that millions of Americans rely on are at risk. The political solutions to navigating these changes are going to require broad public initiatives that haven’t been accomplished in decades, and everyone is going to have to be on board.