“We thought social media was going to be this great equalizer,” Holt said. “People find networks of people who are just like them. If they don’t actually have literal black friends, this reinforces all the stereotypes that were fed to them.” … [Read more...] about Minneapolis protest misinformation stokes racial tensions
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Tenney is running again for the seat this year and was already endorsed by Mr. Trump ahead of the June primary. So far, she lags Brindisi in fundraising efforts by a wide margin, and has tried to tie the freshman congressman to wider Democratic figures like former Vice President Joe Biden in a district Mr. Trump won by 15 points. Since the pandemic, she has also associated Brindisi with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Tweeting that Brindisi is Cuomo's "biggest ally." … [Read more...] about 2020 House races: The House seats Democrats and GOP are trying to flip in 2020
Within six weeks, attorneys for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, had filed an eight-count suit against the bank. According to federal regulators, Fifth Third imposed employee sales goals and a compensation program to reward employees for selling new products and services to customers, with sales goals "often set at a level higher than the anticipated sales" and used to rate workers. The suit alleges bank officials knew by 2010 that employees were opening accounts using the identities of customers without their knowledge or consent in order to achieve the sales goals or receive rewards, and the company failed to take steps to stop them. … [Read more...] about Fifth Third Bank Class Action Suit Filed By Lake Forest Woman
Noted rhetorician Robert Weiss often explained to his students and professor colleagues, “Facts don’t speak for themselves. People do.” This whimsical aphorism has particular relevance in assessing how politicians and journalists have pushed science to the forefront of all things COVID-19. Science is supposed to be good at providing facts, but is less capable of effectively applying those facts into the messy realities of a culture. That’s where people enter, to speak for the facts. Indeed, the same scientific facts can lead people to quite different decisions, depending on context and their personal motivations. Further, when there is disagreement on the scientific “facts,” as has been seen during the COVID-19 crisis, chaos ensues. … [Read more...] about Journalists and politicians love science, but traffic in fear
Passion, of course, is one thing. Performing on Sundays is another. But Beebe's certainly saying and doing all the right things until then. He claims he never looks at individual statistics. ("That's never been my thing. And, honestly, if it was, I don't think I'd be here.") After visiting Cousins at the quarterback's home in Michigan for several summer bonding and throwing sessions, he's "very, very confident" the man throwing him passes has what it takes to win it all. … [Read more...] about NFL training camp 2019: Is emerging receiver Chad Beebe the Vikings’ next Adam Thielen?