Now more than ever, climate debates need to be brought to the forefront of political campaigns and races. The Democratic candidates must be the ones to make this issue their priority in the 2020 presidential race. Not until climate activists publicly attacked the debates for giving too little time to climate change did CNN finally host a seven hour town hall debate in September, centered on candidate plans for climate change.
“Our democracy is profoundly at risk,” Bennet said, “But it was at risk before Donald Trump became president. In a place we call the land of opportunity, we need to do much better.”
Harris’s plan, titled “Prosecute the Pollution,” would direct local and state law enforcement to round up carbon dioxide molecules, hold them in jail without bail and pursue life sentences without chance for parole.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discussed her life in government and policy priorities with students at an event hosted by Stanford Women in Business (SWIB). Gillibrand said that she would tackle global climate change and advocate for the political representation of women and minority groups.
The Daily interviewed Booker’s former football teammates and senior class co-presidents to form a more nuanced picture of his formative college years at Stanford and examined his former Daily columns.
The Anthony Davis saga has me confused. On the one hand, I’m mad that he requested a trade. I don’t want him to go to the Lakers, I don’t want LeBron to manipulate the whole league, I don’t want the Pelicans to have to give up their best player in franchise history, and I don’t want AD to give up on the Pelicans. On the other, it’s about damn time. Since the year after they drafted him, the Pels have consistently made short-sighted, risky moves that lowered the ceiling and didn’t even make them that good in the present. They have given no indication to anyone that they will build a championship-caliber team around Davis and Jrue Holiday (who, by the way, is the biggest victim here). Should Davis waste his prime hoping that they get lucky and stumble into a Western Conference Finals appearance? No. He shouldn’t. Davis is the product of a new era of player control and player movement, an era that is changing how teams build their rosters and how fans think about their teams. This new age of player movement is killing league parity and – here’s the fun part – can also explain the political polarization of our country. Let’s begin.
Election Day 2020 is 651 days away — and while this may appear to follow a trend of presidential bids coming earlier every election year, data on historical presidential announcement dates show a more complex story.
In a Monday roundtable discussion at Lathrop, Hannah Zimmerman ’21, New York’s youngest elected official, discussed her political journey and the 2018 midterm elections.