The idea of Michael Bloomberg becoming the Democratic presidential nominee should be too absurd to even consider seriously. For one thing, he is a conservative who openly believes that the poor should be ruled over by the super-rich and is trying to buy the nomination outright.
Archives for February 18, 2020
Michael Bloomberg, to borrow a line from Elizabeth Warren, is running in the wrong presidential primary. The billionaire ex-mayor of New York formally announced his candidacy over the weekend — but Warren’s recent rebuke of Joe Biden seems an even better fit for Bloomberg.
Like the vast majority of Americans, I have been effectively disenfranchised in the last few presidential elections. In 2011, I moved to Washington, D.C., which is so heavily Democratic that any vote for president is totally meaningless — in 2016, Hillary Clinton won with 93 percent of the vote.
Over the course of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, the New York Police Department arrested nearly 2,000 people at protests. The mass arrests were indiscriminate.
What’s to become of a planet in Amazon’s grip? The well-reported, rather alarming special by PBS’s “Frontline” airing Tuesday night, titled “Amazon Empire — The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos,” unpacks the smiling cardboard box and finds a lot that should worry us.