‘It’s a bigger tent’: Trump expands his political cabinet to revive his 2020 prospects

angel may

In late night phone calls, Oval Office meetings and informal conversations with outside advisers, Trump, Kushner and Parscale have discussed ways to revamp the president’s campaign and map out a narrow path to victory this fall. Last month, for instance, Rove was invited to the White House to join the president, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and senior Trump campaign officials for a political strategy session, during which they discussed the president’s standing in a handful of swing states and at least two hotly contested Senate races, according to three people familiar with the conversation.

Rove’s connections to Republican megadonors and his reputation as the canny architect of Bush’s reelection campaign made him one of the first calls Parscale made when Trump’s internal polls started slipping, according to a second campaign official, who added that Rove has also forged a constructive relationship with the president after betting against

Read More

Padma Lakshmi gets political with series cheering immigrants

angel may

NEW YORK (AP) — Padma Lakshmi has watched in anger as some politicians denigrate immigrants. She’s been left seething as newcomers are discriminated against or targeted.

So she has responded with something she knows quite a lot about: food. Specifically, immigrant food: burritos, dosas, crab boil, pad Thai and poke.

Lakshmi, a longtime judge of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” created and hosts the new Hulu documentary series “Taste the Nation,” which celebrates the food of American immigrants and indigenous people.

“I am an immigrant. And I was just disgusted the way immigrants had been used as a pawn for political gain and been discriminated against so grossly by this administration. I guess this show is my rebuttal to that,” she said.

“Taste the Nation” sees Lakshmi go to the Texas border city of El Paso and talk to locals about the wall. She goes to South Carolina to go crabbing and

Read More

The personal is political – Wikipedia

angel may

Political rallying slogan and argument derived from second-wave feminism movements

The personal is political, also termed The private is political, is a political argument used as a rallying slogan of student movement and second-wave feminism from the late 1960s. It underscored the connections between personal experience and larger social and political structures. In the context of the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, it was a challenge to the nuclear family and family values.[1] The phrase has been repeatedly described as a defining characterization of second-wave feminism, radical feminism, women’s studies, or feminism in general.[2][3]

The phrase was popularized by the publication of a 1969 essay by feminist Carol Hanisch under the title “The Personal is Political” in 1970,[4] but she disavows authorship of the phrase, as she says that “As far as I know, that was done by Notes from the Second

Read More

Asides access to finance, political instability is perhaps the biggest constraint facing Nigerian tech businesses

angel may

Businesses do not exist in vacuums and before taking a leap into the world of entrepreneurship, there is a need for a socially, ethically, and politically stable environment. However, in Nigeria, it is quite the opposite and political instability seems to be a long-standing problem.

Over the years, assessments have highlighted the impacts of various regional conflicts on the business climate in the country and a report from Washington-based non-profit organisations, ONE Campaign and Center for Global Development, show that Nigeria’s tech sector is even more affected by this set of problems.

From the survey carried out by the two organisations, Nigerian tech businesses are constrained by a number of factors. The major ones include a reliable source of electricity, access to finance, corruption, and political instability. Though minor, labour regulations, taxes, courts, and tax administration are the other constraints cited.

Biggest constraints facing Nigerian tech businesses

About 63 per

Read More

The Personal Is Political – Meaning and Origin

angel may

“The personal is political” was a frequently-heard feminist rallying cry, especially during the late 1960s and 1970s. The exact origin of the phrase is unknown and sometimes debated. Many second-wave feminists used the phrase “the personal is political” or its underlying meaning in their writing, speeches, consciousness-raising, and other activities.

The meaning has sometimes been interpreted to mean that political and personal issues affect each other. It has also meant that the experience of women is the grounding of feminism, both personal and political. Some have seen it as a kind of practical model for creating feminist theory: begin with the small issues with which you have personal experience, and move from there to the larger systemic issues and dynamics which may explain and/or address those personal dynamics.

The Carol Hanisch Essay

Feminist and writer Carol Hanisch’s essay titled “The Personal is Political” appeared in the anthology Notes From the

Read More