از نظر شما بهترین خودکار کدام است؟

برای نوشتن با کیفیت مطلوب به خودکارهایی نیاز دارید که با طراحی ارگونومیک، به‌راحتی در دست قرار ‌گیرد و در نوشتن طولانی‌مدت، دست شما را خسته نکند. همچنین برای خرید خودکار خوب باید موارد زیر مورد توجه قرار گیرند.

وزن ، قطر نوشتاری ، نوع نوک ، جنس بدنه ، میزان روان بودن نوشتن و …..

سایت پرفروشترین قصد دارد بهترین خودکار را برای شما معرفی و مشخصات هر کدام را برای شما شرح دهد.

بهترین خودکار کیان مدل B2 بسته 2 عددی

 

برای خرید خودکار، نوک خودکار ، میزان روان بودن و ارگونومیک آن برای هرکس بسیار مهم است . خودکار کیان دارای نوک ساچمه ای و جنس بدنه پلاستیکی است. هنگام استفاده از این خودکار ، بدلیل روان بودن آن ، دست شما دچار خستگی نمی شود. خودکار کیان در رنگ های مشکی، آبی ، قرمز ، سبز و نارنجی موجود می باشد.. ضمنا این محصول ساخت کشور ایران می باشد.سایت پرفروشترین ، بهترین خودکار کیان را به شما پیشنهاد می کند.

مشخصات خودکار کیان مدل B2 بسته 2 عددی

  • قطر نوشتار ، 1.0 میلی‌متر
  • قابلیت شستشو ندارد
  • قابلیت شارژ مجدد ندارد
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • ابعاد ، 15*1 سانتی‌متر
  • وزن ، 9 گرم
  • محصول کشور ایران می باشد.

 


بهترین خودکار تست گود مدل G2501 کد 06 بسته 12عددی

 

برای خرید خودکار، نوک خودکار ، میزان روان بودن و ارگونومیک آن برای هرکس بسیار مهم است . خودکار گود دارای نوک استیل و جنس بدنه پلاستیکی است. هنگام استفاده از این خودکار ، بدلیل روان بودن آن ، دست شما دچار خستگی نمی شود. خودکار گود در رنگ آبی ، قرمز و مشکی موجود می باشد. سایت پرفروشترین ، بهترین خودکار تست گود را به شما پیشنهاد می کند.

مشخصات خودکار تست گود مدل G2501 کد 06 بسته 12عددی

  • قابلیت شستشو ندارد
  • قابلیت شارژ مجدد ندارد
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • نوع نوک ، استیل است.
  • ابعاد ، 15x2x1 سانتی‌متر
  • وزن ، 10گرم

 


بهترین خودکار پنتر مدل SP 101 بسته 2 عددی

 

خودکار «SP-101» به شما کمک می‌کند که از نوشتن خسته نشوید و لذت بیشتری ببرید. این خودکار انگشتان شما را اذیت نمی‌کند و با رنگ‌های جذابش، به‌خوبی از عهده‌ی جداکردن قسمت‌های مختلف نوشته‌ی شما برمی‌آید. بدنه‌ی این خودکارها از پلاستیک ساخته شده و روی این پلاستیک را پوششی مخمل‌مانند و غیرلیز پوشانده است. این پوشش در کنار شکل دندانه‌ای محل قرارگرفتن انگشتان از لیزخوردن خودکار در دست جلوگیری می‌کند. به همین دلیل در حین نوشتن با این خودکار، دست شما خط نخورده و حواستان هم پرت نمی‌شود. گیره‌ی تعبیه‌شده روی درپوش خودکار، به‌راحتی به جیب یا لبه‌ی کتاب و دفتر وصل می‌شود. به این ترتیب می‌توانید این خودکار را همیشه و همه‌جا همراه خود داشته باشید. رنگ گیره و بدنه‌ی خودکار هماهنگ با رنگ جوهر انتخاب شده است. سایت پرفروشترین ، بهترین خودکار پنتر را به شما پیشنهاد می کند.

مشخصات خودکار پنتر مدل SP 101 بسته 2 عددی

  • با نوکی از استیل ضد زنگ و با دوام
  • وزن هر خودکار: 8 گرم
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • سر نخوردن خودکار در دست به دلیل بدنه غیر لیز و شکل دندانه‌ای محل قرار گرفتن انگشتان
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • دارای طراحی زیبا و جذاب با بدنه‌ای متفاوت
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 1 میلی متر
  • ساخت کشور ایران

 


بهترین خودکار کنکو مدل فینو بسته 10 عددی

 

بهترین خودکار کنکو به شما کمک می‌کند که از نوشتن خسته نشوید و لذت بیشتری ببرید. این خودکار انگشتان شما را اذیت نمی‌کند و با رنگ‌های جذابش، به‌خوبی از عهده‌ی جداکردن قسمت‌های مختلف نوشته‌ی شما برمی‌آید. بدنه‌ی این خودکارها از پلاستیک ساخته شده و روی این پلاستیک را پوششی مخمل‌مانند و غیرلیز پوشانده است. این پوشش در کنار شکل دندانه‌ای محل قرارگرفتن انگشتان از لیزخوردن خودکار در دست جلوگیری می‌کند. به همین دلیل در حین نوشتن با این خودکار، دست شما خط نخورده و حواستان هم پرت نمی‌شود. گیره‌ی تعبیه‌شده روی درپوش خودکار، به‌راحتی به جیب یا لبه‌ی کتاب و دفتر وصل می‌شود. به این ترتیب می‌توانید این خودکار را همیشه و همه‌جا همراه خود داشته باشید. رنگ گیره و بدنه‌ی خودکار هماهنگ با رنگ جوهر انتخاب شده است.

مشخصات خودکار کنکو مدل فینو بسته 10 عددی

  • فرمولاسیون جوهر نانو منحصر به فرد (Nano Ink)
  • دارای خطوط برجسته در محل قرارگرفتن انگشتان برای جلوگیری از لیزخوردن خودکار در دست و خسته‌شدن انگشتان
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • پس ندادن جوهر
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • دارای طراحی زیبا و جذاب با بدنه‌ای متفاوت
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 1 میلی متر
  • ساخت کشور کانادا

 


خودکار کیان مدل قابدار بسته 6 عددی

 

خودکارهای کریستالی کیان سایز 1 میلیمتر با استفاده از بهترین مواد اولیه و با بهره گیری از آخرین تکنولوژی روز دنیا و با طراحی زیبا و ارگونومیک دارای قابلیت نوشتاری بسیار عالی، روان و یکنواخت بوده و لذت نوشتن سریع و طولانی مدت را برای شما دو چندان می کنداز ویژگی های ممتاز این خودکار که آن را از نمونه های مشابه موجود در بازار متمایز مینماید تمیزی نوشتار آن است. ساختار جوهر این خودکار که از نسل سوم خودکارها یعنی OBG(oil base Gel) می باشد، به گونه ای است که در عین روان بودن و راحتی ، نوشتاری تمیز و بدون ریزش جوهر به مصرف کننده خواهد بخشید و با استفاده از این خودکار دیگر نگران آثار جوهر بر روی دست و پیراهن خود نخواهید بود. علاوه بر موارد فوق، جوهر مصرفی در این خودکار طوری انتخاب شده که همخوانی مناسبی با نگارش الفبای فارسی داشته و از سوی دیگر از لحاظ اقلیمی نیز مناسب استفاده در آب و هوای متنوع ایران می باشد. بطوریکه در گرم ترین و سردترین آب و هوا خللی در عملکرد استاندارد خودکار رخ نمی دهد.خودکارهای کریستالی کیان در 4 رنگ اصلی آبی، قرمز، مشکی، سبز و همچنین در 6 رنگ متنوع دیگر برای سلیقه های مختلف تولید و عرضه می گردد.

مشخصات خودکار کیان مدل قابدار بسته 6 عددی

  • OBG (Oil Base Gel) جوهر نسل سوم خودکارها
  • نوشتاری تمیز در عین روان بودن و راحتی
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • بدون ریزش جوهر هنگام مصرف
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • در رنگهای قرمز،سبز،نارنجی،قهوه ای،بنفش و آبی آسمانی
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 1 میلی متر
  • ساخت کشور ایران

 



بهترین خودکار سی.کلاس مدل سلفی بال پن کد 3011 بسته 8 عددی

 

بهترین خودکار 8 رنگ سی‌کلاس مجموعه‌ای از رنگ‌های شاد و متنوع را برای نوشتن‌های روزانه در اختیارتان قرار داده است. این بسته شامل رنگ‌های آبی تیره، آبی روشن، بنفش، سبز، صورتی، قرمز، مشکی و نارنجی می‌شود. کسانی که به نوشتن یادداشت‌های روزانه و دفترچه خاطرات عادت دارند، با انتخاب این مجموعه خودکار می‌توانند به نوشته‌های خود زیبایی ببخشند. این خودکارها با طراحی ویژه و خاص بدنه‌شان به راحتی در دست شما قرار می‌گیرد. وزن کم این خودکارها قابلیت حمل آسان را فراهم کرده است ضمن این‌که دوام بالا از دیگر ویژگی‌های این خودکارهاست. نوک این خودکارها در برابر فشار بسیار مقاوم است. قطر نوشتاری این خودکارها 0.7 میلی‌متر است و نوک آن‌ها ساچمه‌ای است. از دیگر ویژگی‌های این محصول می‌توان به بدنه و دسته لاستیکی آن اشاره کرد و نوشتن را بسیار راحت می‌کند. سایت پرفروشترین خرید خودکار سی کلاس را به شما پیشنهاد می کند.

مشخصات بهترین خودکار سی.کلاس مدل سلفی بال پن کد 3011 بسته 8 عددی

  • وزن ، 25گرم
  • نوشتاری تمیز در عین روان بودن و راحتی
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • بدون ریزش جوهر هنگام مصرف
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • در رنگهای قرمز،مشکی،آبی،سبز،نارنجی،بنفش،صورتی و آبی روشن
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 0.7 میلی متر
  • ساخت کشور هند

 


خودکار لکسی مدل Jet بسته 5 عددی

 

خودکار لکسی مدل Jet در بسته‌بندی 5 عددی عرضه شده است. بدنه این خودکتر ساچمه‌ای از جنس پلاستیک بوده و در رنگ‌بندی متنوع و قیمت مقرون به صرفه موجود است. خودکار لکسی مدل Jet دارای طراحی ارگونومیک بوده و برای استفاده روزمره مناسب است. از ویژگی‌های این خودکار میتوان دارای دسته‌ی لاستیکی برای نوشتن طولانی بدون خستگی دست ، خشک شدن سریع جوهر و دارای جوهر ژله‌ای روان اشاره کرد.

مشخصات خودکار لکسی مدل Jet بسته 5 عددی

  • وزن ، 11 گرم
  • دارای دسته‌ی لاستیکی برای نوشتن طولانی بدون خستگی دست
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • دارای جوهر ژله‌ای روان
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • در رنگهای مشکی،آبی
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 0.7 میلی متر
  • ساخت کشور هند

 


خودکار زبرا مدل Z-1 S

 

خودکار «زبرا مدل Z-1 S» خودکاری مناسب برای استفاده‌ی روزانه است. رنگ پرکاربرد آبی در انواع خودکار بسیار رایج است. وزن کم این خودکارها قابلیت حمل آسان را به همراه دارد؛ ضمن اینکه دوام بالا از دیگر ویژگی‌های این خودکار است. بدنه‌ی بهترین خودکار موردنظر از پلاستیک ساخته شده است. نوک این خودکار از فلز ساخته شده و دربرابر فشار بسیار مقاوم است. «زبرا» برندی آشنا در تولید انواع نوشت‌افزار است که از سابقه‌ی خوبی در این صنعت برخوردار است. کیفیت بالا و قیمت مناسب از ویژگی‌های محصولات این برند است. خودکار زبرا مدل Z-1 S با قیمت مناسب و کیفیت خوب خود، می‌تواند به یکی از انتخاب‌های اصلی دانش‌آموزان و دانشجویان تبدیل شود.

مشخصات خودکار زبرا مدل Z-1 S

  • قابلیت شستشو از روی پارچه نداد
  • دارای دسته‌ی لاستیکی برای نوشتن طولانی بدون خستگی دست
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • در رنگ مشکی
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 0.7 میلی متر

 


خودکار پنتر سری M and G کد AGP12379

 

خودکار «پنتر» (Panter) نوشت‌افزار خوش‌دستی است که نوشتن را برایتان آسان‌تر و لذت‌بخش‌تر می‌کند و با رنگ‌های جذابش سرعت بیشتری به مرور مطالب می‌دهد. این خودکار نمی‌گذارد به انگشتان شما فشار زیادی وارد شود. خودکار پنتر به شکلی طراحی شده که شما را همیشه از میزان جوهرش باخبر کند و در هرجا و هر زمانی همراهی‌تان کند. پنتر بدنه‌ای پلاستیکی دارد و به همین دلیل سبک است و حین نوشتن فشار زیادی به مچ دست وارد نمی‌کند. این بدنه شفاف است تا شما همیشه مخزن جوهرش را ببینید و با تمام‌شدن ناگهانی جوهرش غافلگیر نشوید. روی محل قرارگرفتن انگشتان در خودکار پنتر، با روکشی لاستیکی پوشانده شده است. شاید این پوشش ساده به نظر برسد، اما به‌خوبی از وارد شدن فشار زیاد به انگشتان و خسته شدنشان حین نوشتن جلوگیری می‌کند؛ به‌این‌ترتیب شما می‌توانید ساعت‌های طولانی بدون احساس خستگی نقاشی کنید.سایت پرفروشترین ، خرید بهترین خودکار پنتر را به شما پیشنهاد می کند.

مشخصات خودکار پنتر سری M and G کد AGP12379

  • روش استفاده ، کلیکی
  • دارای جوهر ژله‌ای
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • با بدنه‌ی شفاف، برای آگاهی از میزان باقی‌مانده در مخزن جوهر
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • در رنگهای مشکی،قرمز،سبز،صورتی،نارنجی و بنفش
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 0.7 میلی متر
  • ساخت کشور ایران

 


خودکار فابر کاستل مدل tri flow کد7F

 

خودکار فابر کاستل محصول کشور صنعتی آلمان می باشد. این خودکار با توجه به قطر نوشتاری 0.7 میلی متر و غلظت جوهر بالای آن ، مناسب افرادی است که بدر نوشتن ظرافت برایشان مهم است . همچنین با توجه به روان بودن این خودکار و ارگونومیک بودن آن ، در نوشتن طولانی مدت دست شما خسته نمی شود. سایت پرفروشترین ، خرید خودکار فابر کاستل را به شما پیشنهاد می کند.

مشخصات خودکار فابر کاستل مدل tri flow کد7F

  • دارای جوهر ژله‌ای
  • ضد آب
  • جنس، پلاستیکی میباشد.
  • با بدنه‌ی شفاف، برای آگاهی از میزان باقی‌مانده در مخزن جوهر
  • نوع نوک ، ساچمه ای است.
  • در رنگهای مشکی،قرمز و آبی
  • قطر نوشتاری ، 0.7 میلی متر
  • ساخت کشور آلمان

 

source: porfroshtarin

رمان صوتی

ایران پیپر در مورد رمان صوتی گزارش می دهد: یکی از قدیمی ترین حومه شهر نیویورک و همچنین پرجمعیت ترین منطقه در نیویورک و چهارمین منطقه پرجمعیت در ایالات متحده با 2.5 میلیون نفر جمعیت است. این شهر تا سال اول ژانویه 1898 از شهر نیویورک جداگانه در نظر گرفته شد و پس از آن با نیویورک ادغام شد.

بروکلین تحت نام های مختلفی از جمله “شهر پادشاهان” به افتخار چارلز دوم ، پادشاه انگلستان در آن زمان ، “شهر خانه ها” برای خانه های بسیار خود ، “شهر درختان” برای بسیاری از درختان قدیمی خود ، “شهر چکلز” قدیمی کلیسا به دلیل کلیساهای خود بسیار فراوان و مشهور است. اما یک مورد دیگر وجود دارد که کتابفروشی های رمان صوتی این منطقه در ایالات متحده به خوبی شناخته شده است.

در محله بروکلین ده ها کتابفروش رمان صوتی مشهور وجود دارد ، اما کتابفروشی مک نالی جکسون ممکن است به خودی خود کمی جالب باشد. مناسب است برای زنده ماندن در میان این آشفتگی.

این کتابفروشی رمان صوتی تقریباً یک جلد آخرین کتابهای رمان صوتی منتشر شده در ایالات متحده را دارد ، اما مهمتر از همه ، دستگاهی برای چاپ کتابهای الکترونیکی برای مشتریان وجود دارد. بسیاری از مردم هنوز هم برای دسترسی به کتاب های رمان صوتی ارزان قیمت از چاپ افست گران قیمت استفاده می کنند.

دستگاه کتاب اسپرسو می تواند ظرف چند دقیقه کتاب های رمان صوتی باکیفیت را برای مشتریان تولید کند ، اما مطمئناً موفقیت این کتابفروشی به دلیل در دسترس بودن این دستگاه نیست. مسئولان این کتابفروشی رمان صوتی جالب و خلاق ، کتاب ها را براساس ملیت و کشور طبقه بندی می کنند و گردشگران می توانند در قفسه های جداگانه کتاب های مربوط به کشور خود را جستجو کنند.

این کتابفروشی رمان صوتی همچنین این فرصت را دارد که در بین گردشگران خارجی کتابهایی را به زبان اسپانیایی ، ایتالیایی و سایر زبانهای محبوب جستجو کند. شباهت اسمی دستگاه چاپ کتاب اسپرسو بسیاری از گردشگران را به این کتابفروشی قهوه جلب می کند. آنها علاوه بر چاپ کتاب در کافه خود ، از دوستداران کتاب استقبال می کنند.
مدیر یک شرکت مشاوره نشر بین المللی پس از انفجاری که هفته گذشته باعث کشته شدن بسیاری از مردم در پایتخت لبنان شد ، یک کمپین مالی برای حمایت از کارگران صنعت کتاب در بیروت آغاز کرده است. ایجاد یک گروه.

بیل کندی ، بنیانگذار ابن سینا ، یک آژانس فروش و بازاریابی برای ناشران در خاورمیانه ، قصد دارد 100،000 خطر برای کمک به افراد آسیب دیده از بمباران بیروت جمع کند.

وی گفت: “بسیاری از مردم ، خانواده ها و مشاغل موجود در شهر زیبای بیروت تحت تأثیر انفجار و موج شوک ، تخریب ، خسارت ، جراحات و مرگ ناشی از آن قرار دارند.” همه شهروندان بیروت ناراحت و صدمه دیده اند. مشاغل زیادی در صنعت کتاب رمان صوتی (خرده فروشی ، عمده فروشی ، کتابخانه ها و انتشارات رمان صوتی) وجود دارد که من عضو آن هستم. به نمایندگی از بسیاری از ناشران بین المللی که برای آنها کار می کنم ، خوشحالم که چنین ارتباط تنگاتنگی با این افراد داشته ام که آنها را دوستان خود می دانم. تأثیر این حادثه در زندگی بسیاری از دوستانم ویران کننده بود. “آنچه ما اکنون می توانیم به آنها کمک کنیم تأمین بودجه و کار برای احیای زندگی و ویرانی های عمیق و بی سابقه است.”

کندی گفت: “هدف من ارسال کمک های مالی از طریق یک منبع معتبر در بیروت به تعدادی از افراد در زمینه کتاب رمان صوتی است که برای دریافت و طی این دوره فوق العاده دشوار و دشوار به بیشترین کمک نیاز دارند.” “این ماهها کمی آسانتر می شوند.”

Kennedy allies sweat as Massachusetts Senate race tightens

BOSTON — Joe Kennedy was once thought to be such a lock to defeat Sen. Ed Markey that there was widespread speculation in Massachusetts that Markey might just retire to avoid a humbling end.

But Markey is piling up endorsements and closing in on the young congressman in the polls by running a policy-heavy campaign that seems tailored for the moment. There’s growing sentiment that Kennedy underestimated the backlash he’d face for challenging the veteran incumbent, who has become beloved among progressives for his work on the Green New Deal.

“What Markey hadn’t done in the past was flex his muscles, flex his policy muscles.” said Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos. “Now he’s doing that and I think Kennedy is realizing policy runs deep in Massachusetts. Personality and persona are important too, but in Massachusetts policy runs very deep.”

Markey’s once-lackluster approval rating and name ID helped explain why two lesser-known Democrats — Shannon Liss-Riordan and Steve Pemberton — launched primary challenges to the low-key incumbent. But they dropped out when Kennedy, the heir to the state’s best-known political dynasty, entered the contest in September. Right away, Kennedy bolted to an early lead: A Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll showed him with a 14-point lead over Markey even before he officially announced his campaign.

But authoring the Green New Deal earned Markey the very public support of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the Democratic Party’s leading millennial. Ocasio-Cortez cut a television ad for Markey at the end of July, and the campaign has spent more than $240,000 putting it on the air.

Markey also has the backing of another of the party’s leading liberals, Sen. Elizabeth Warren — the policy wonk of the 2020 presidential primary. Warren, the state’s senior senator, has sent fundraising emails for Markey, but is close with Kennedy and has stayed relatively quiet over the course of the primary.

Markey’s campaign has made his policy record central to his bid. The lawmaker, who was first elected to the House in 1976 touts his work on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Waxman-Markey climate bill, which passed the House in 2009, and a host of other issues.

“I could keep going on and on, because I have more than 500 laws that are on the books,” Markey said during a recent interview on the podcast “Lovett or Leave It.”

Markey’s decades long record has also presented an opportunity to his rival in the Sept. 1 primary. The Kennedy campaign has slammed Markey on his vote for the Iraq War, his vote for the 1994 crime bill and his past stance against abortion.

More recently, Kennedy has hammered Markey for not doing more to support the family of Danroy “DJ“ Henry Jr., an Easton, Mass., native who was killed by police in 2010. Henry’s family is pushing the Department of Justice to reopen his case in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

Henry’s father, Danroy Henry, released a video saying he felt dismissed by Markey when he asked for help after his son’s death. Kennedy brought Henry’s parents as his guests to the State of the Union in 2015.

But from the start, Kennedy failed to establish a clear reason for voters to unseat Markey, some Kennedy supporters concede.

After spending $2.4 million on TV ads this spring, the congressman quietly replaced his ad consultant with Tad Devine in July. Devine is a longtime Kennedy ally, known for producing award-winning television ads for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the congressman’s great uncle.

Allies express concern that Kennedy’s campaign is getting worse — not better. Even after a strong debate performance last month, a series of campaign gaffes took the spotlight off Kennedy’s message and placed it on his mistakes.

In the hours before the July debate, Kennedy’s campaign tried to underscore its theme that Markey doesn’t spend enough time in the state by sending a memo to reporters suggesting the senator was so out of touch that he was unfamiliar with the state map. But the Kennedy campaign made an embarrassing error: They blasted Markey for leaving three towns off his website without realizing that those towns had been flooded to create a reservoir in the 1930s. The map mistake went viral, and ended up on the front page of the Boston Herald.

The next day, the Boston Globe ran a story that showed, based on travel records, that Markey is in Massachusetts less than any member of the state’s congressional delegation. But that report — which underscored a key Kennedy argument — was blunted when the Globe’s editorial board endorsed Markey in the same edition of the paper. The Kennedy campaign penned another memo, this time to campaign supporters, blasting the Globe for protecting the status quo for its “disproportionately white, well-off, well-educated readers.”

Kennedy allies who spoke to POLITICO expressed frustration that the letter simply drew more attention to the Globe endorsement — and buried the Markey travel records story.

Kennedy’s campaign pushes back on claims that he’s lost his wide polling margin. They contend early internal polling never showed him with such a wide lead over Markey.

It’s hard to know who is ahead in the race — there’s a public polling drought in Massachusetts, where the Globe and other outlets have pooled resources to poll issues related to Covid-19 and police brutality, rather than a Senate contest where the seat is all-but-certain to remain in Democratic hands in November.

A late July survey from Louisiana pollster JMC Analytics showed Markey with a lead within the margin of error; both campaigns acknowledge a tight race and give Kennedy the edge at the moment.

With voters already casting ballots for the Sept. 1 primary as part of the state’s coronavirus-inspired vote by mail program, both candidates have a limited amount of time to make their case.

There is one debate left on the calendar before the end of the month, but outside money might prove to be just as important as the face-to-face encounters.

Single-issue climate groups — including the Environment America Action Fund and another super PAC called United for Massachusetts — have spent nearly $3 million boosting Markey’s campaign.

A pro-Kennedy group called New Leadership PAC has reserved $2.5 million in television ads, according to the Globe. Members of the Kennedy family are making fundraising calls for the endeavor, including his twin brother.

“They wouldn’t be doing that if they didn’t in their own polling see the race was either flipping to Markey or within the margin of error,” said Paleologos. “Kennedy’s going to have to make the decision, ‘Do I go negative on Markey?'”

And he has. The pro-Kennedy super PAC just began airing an attack ad against Markey, which points out votes he missed in the Senate. The Kennedy campaign has also put out an online-only ad featuring a union member who is dressed like Markey, walking around Markey’s hometown of Malden and criticizing him for eliminating union jobs through the Telecommunications Act.

With the race in the home stretch, many in state political circles wonder whether Kennedy’s father, former Rep. Joe Kennedy II, may shift the $2.8 million in his now-defunct campaign account to his son’s Senate bid. The super PAC won’t file another disclosure until after the primary.

“I’m sure your father’s watching right now. Tell your father right now that you don’t want money to go into a super PAC that runs negative ads,” Markey said in their most recent debate. “Just tell your twin brother and tell your father you don’t want any money to be spent on negative ads in Massachusetts.”

“I’ve said that multiple times,” Kennedy responded.

“Have you told your father that?” Markey hit back.

Even with an infusion of additional funds, Kennedy allies worry that time is running out for the congressman to sharpen his message.

“All serious campaigns are about savoring the good days and surviving the bad,” said political consultant Michael Goldman, who is neutral in the primary race but worked for Kennedy’s father. “Anyone who didn’t think this race would have its ups and downs doesn’t understand the dynamics of Massachusetts politics.”

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Alberta man charged with killing doctor at Red Deer clinic to appear in court Wednesday

A man accused of killing a family doctor at a walk-in clinic in central Alberta is to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., is charged with the first-degree murder of Dr. Walter Reynolds, a 45-year-old father of two.

The 54-year-old suspect is also charged with assault with a weapon and assaulting a police officer.

Read more: Red Deer doctor remembered, police say he was killed in a targeted attack

RCMP say it was not a random attack and the two men knew each other through the clinic.

“In 27 years of policing I’ve never seen a doctor attacked like that,” said RCMP Supt. Gerald Grobmeier.

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RCMP received a 911 call Monday reporting an assault in progress at the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic just after 11 a.m. Mounties arrived within minutes.

Reynolds was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Grobmeier would not say what weapons were used in the slaying, but a witness told media outlets that a man had a machete and hammer.

Mabiour was arrested at the scene.

Read more: Man arrested after doctor killed in attack at Red Deer clinic​

The attack in broad daylight in a medical clinic shocked many physicians.

“I think a lot of them are looking over their shoulder today and are quite anxious,” said Dr. Peter Bouch, who works at a different Red Deer clinic. Both he and Reynolds were originally from South Africa.

Bouch said physicians need to speak to the mayor and RCMP to figure out how to make exam rooms and offices safer.

Read more: RCMP offers support to Alberta doctors, clinics concerned for safety in light of fatal attack

Grobmeier said RCMP are willing to consult with doctors if they want to enhance safety protocols but he said attacks like this are rare.

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“You just can’t overreact. This is devastating. There’s no doubt about it but this also is not the norm,” he said.

“I do want to assure the public that they are safe. This was not a random attack.”

Concerns raised about safety at clinics in wake of Red Deer homicide

Concerns raised about safety at clinics in wake of Red Deer homicide

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College towns fear super-spreader semester as students descend

Earlier this summer, students at the University of Virginia packed bars, rental houses, apartments and fraternity houses as part of Midsummers, a party and reunion tradition of students.

Watching the surge in large gatherings on social media and hearing from concerned residents prompted Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker to call UVA’s plan to bring students back to campus a “recipe for disaster.” At a virtual press conference, Walker said local officials had little power to control student behavior and that their only option would be to work with the university president and Gov. Ralph Northam.

“I, for one, do not understand why the students are coming back into the community from all over the globe and why we would take that chance,” Walker said. She said she was worried that once the students come and then leave, the city will be left “cleaning up the fallout.”

The university ended up delaying undergraduate in-person instruction and residence hall move-in dates by two weeks and scolded students for their recklessness. “If such behavior continues, we will not make it long into the fall semester before a significant outbreak occurs and we then need to send students home,” Dean of Students Allen Groves wrote in a letter to students. “That’s the self-interested motivation to do better.”

Across the country, it’s move-in season for colleges, and while universities are desperately trying to save their academic year and preserve the finances of struggling schools, local officials are bracing for a virus explosion among young people who live in tight quarters, don’t follow social distancing rules and often behave as though they are young and invincible.

In Chapel Hill, N.C., the county health director wants classes at the University of North Carolina to be fully online for the first five weeks of the semester. In Athens, Ga., the mayor is warning that University of Georgia students could put his residents in danger if the city can’t enforce mask mandates and a 10 p.m. last call. In West Lafayette, Ind., home of Purdue University, the mayor is banking on the “Protect Purdue pledge” that pushes masks and hand washing to keep students and his city safe.

“If students begin to move back on campus next week, we could quickly become a hot spot for new cases as thousands of students from all across the country [and] world merge onto the UNC campus and begin to interact in a manner very normal for college students,” Orange County’s Health Director Quintana Stewart said last month.

Early data suggests young, healthy college-aged people can become infected by the virus but are likely to have mild or no symptoms. But, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has said college shared living spaces, including dorms, are like nursing or assisted living homes and could have a similar pattern of person-to-person transmission of the virus. That means students could spread the virus off campus and all the way back to their hometowns.

Colleges and universities have long struggled to wrap their arms around the party culture off campus that has resulted in deaths from binge drinking, Greek life hazing and more. If getting students to abide by public health and safety rules when it comes to partying is difficult, getting them to abide by strict social distancing guidelines could prove to be an impossible challenge.

Students at UNC have not been cooperative with the communicable disease investigation and control measures, Stewart said. In one of the first weeks students were back on campus, 13 UNC students tested positive for Covid-19, according to UNC’s dashboard of cases on campus. UNC’s first day of classes was Monday.

And at the height of the pandemic, a group of University of Texas at Austin students partied in Mexico during spring break and ended up spreading the virus to 64 people, according to a CDC report from June. The agency said during its investigation of the outbreak 211 students went to Cabo San Lucas, 49 students on the trip tested positive for the coronavirus, and 298 people were identified as having come in contact with people who had tested positive.

Now, colleges and universities say they’ve got the partying issue figured out. Since the infamous spring breakers case, UT Austin banned parties altogether, for example. UGA is limiting gatherings, but will allow some, like fraternity and sorority rush activities, to go on virtually.

Local politicians are left without many options, and putting their faith in pledges, like the one at Purdue. Forty percent of institutions surveyed by EAB, an education consulting firm, reported that they were planning to ask their students to sign a pledge or agreement to uphold physical distancing when they arrive on campus. Purdue has its pledge, and so does Virginia Tech, which includes a behavior agreement as part of their housing contract.

“Does that mean that there’s going to be absolutely no violations, we’re going to have 100 percent compliance? No, we don’t have that now,” said West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, who believes the promise is a way to successfully repopulate the college town.

“But there is a lot of self-policing that goes on within our neighborhood,” he added. “There’s a strong social network and strong peer pressure to behave accordingly. And again, I’m not being naive, but that really carries a lot of weight.”

Arielle T. Kuperberg, a sociologist and professor at UNC Greensboro, said pledges could be a good start, but can’t be expected to stop students from partying — especially since undergraduates are in the age group that could be willing to take more risks.

“Making a promise and specifically saying, ‘I’m not going to do these things,’ I think will make the difference to some extent, but it’s not going to be a cure all,” she said. “People are not going to not party at all because college still has very strong expectations of partying and networking.”

“Their entire lives they’ve had this expectation of ‘College is the time when I really get to break free of my parents and I saw the movie where people are getting drunk in college and hooking up,’” Kuperburg said. “To expect them to be like, ‘Oh wait, I’m just going for the education part now,’ I don’t think it’s realistically going to stop everybody.”

Purdue President Mitch Daniels championed reopening colleges this fall, testifying before Congress in early June that his university, with an enrollment of more than 30,000 undergraduates would be gearing up for their return to campus. He also earned praise from President Donald Trump for his decision to welcome students back to campus.

Masks will be worn, there will be reduced classroom occupancy, comprehensive screening and testing of students upon their arrival and the university bought more than a mile’s worth of Plexiglas to protect staff, Daniels told the Senate HELP Committee.

“I’m enthusiastic about the return of students because you know when you talk about our local economy, when you talk about the added diversity to our community, which is already very diverse, it just brings sort of a bright light on our community,” Dennis said. “It just really helps revitalize our city.”

“I know what those wonderful years between 18 and 25 empower people to do,” Dennis said. “It’s the time for experimentation, it’s the time for challenging authority, but there is a greater good here.”

At a townhall Monday, UVA top brass tried to ease community member’s concerns about students returning to Charlottesville on Sept. 8. About 2,000 students have already returned to campus.

“In preparation for students returning, we have established a set of expectations and requirements for students, faculty and staff to follow, including wearing masks, maintaining proper physical distance and limiting social gatherings to no more than 15 people, which means no large parties,” said President Jim Ryan. “We also have criteria we will monitor daily in order to determine if we need to change course.”

But in places like Georgia, where Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is pushing against safety precautions including mask mandates, local officials are concerned that they won’t have the tools to keep their towns safe once students come back.

Kelly Girtz, the mayor of Athens, Ga., said mask mandates have been challenged and so too was his early last call ordinance for bars. Local officials in Georgia also have little sway over whether or not the university should close if there were to be a coronavirus outbreak.

“The governor has preempted localities from anything more lenient or more severe than his orders,” Girtz said. “He has not been of the mind that the regulatory environment is important, and I’m on the other end of the continuum where I think that particularly in the midst of human life and health and safety, the regulatory apparatus has to be a part of the conversation.”

After a series of parties last month at Tulane University in New Orleans, Dean of Students Erica Woodley urged students to stop partying, calling their behavior “indefensible and truly shameful.” She also said their actions had “the potential to undermine our significant progress against this deadly disease.”

As the college heads toward reopening for in-person instruction, Woodley said If students host parties of more than 15 people, they will face suspension or expulsion from the university.

To her students, she wrote: “Do you really want to be the reason that Tulane and New Orleans have to shut down again?”

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Trudeau not cutting vacation short for rare summer sitting of House

Justin Trudeau’s ethical conduct will be put under an opposition microscope Wednesday during a rare summer sitting of the House of Commons — but the prime minister won’t be there.

Trudeau is on vacation with his family and his office says he won’t be cutting it short to attend the special parliamentary sitting.

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It’s not clear that Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be there either.

Trudeau and Morneau are under investigation by the federal ethics watchdog for possible conflicts of interest arising from the government’s decision to hand the administration of a student grant program to WE Charity.

Both have close family connections to the charity and have apologized for not recusing themselves from the decision.

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The timeline of Trudeau’s WE Charity controversy

The timeline of Trudeau’s WE Charity controversy

Trudeau’s office points out that the prime minister has already testified at length about the controversy before the Commons finance committee, as have Morneau, other ministers and senior bureaucrats.

But today’s sitting of the Commons offers a larger stage and more time for opposition parties to mount their attacks on the government’s alleged ethical lapses.

The chamber normally does not sit at all during the summer. Under special procedural rules adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government agreed to have the Commons sit twice in July and twice in August.

READ MORE: House of Commons adopts new plan for meeting during pandemic

Wednesday’s sitting is to last almost four hours, with most MPs participating virtually along with a handful physically present in the chamber. The session includes 95 minutes for opposition MPs to grill the government in a sort of extended question period, and more than two hours for a “take-note” debate on the government’s response to the pandemic.

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There is no opportunity for opposition parties to try to defeat Trudeau’s minority government with a motion of non-confidence — which Conservative and Bloc Quebecois MPs have suggested they might otherwise be tempted to do given the ethical cloud hanging over the Liberals.

Opposition MPs may yet have another chance to grill Trudeau directly about the WE Charity affair. In two weeks, the Commons is to hold its second special sitting this month before resuming its normal schedule on Sept. 21.

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They may try to call the prime minister as a witness before the multiple committees now probing the controversy.

The ethics committee has already invited Trudeau to appear; he has not yet responded.

The government operations committee is also to launch an inquiry into the affair once the finance committee wraps up its study. And the official languages committee is to meet today to consider a Conservative request that it too launch a study into why an anglophone charity was chosen to deliver the student grant program.

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Many of the same witnesses have already appeared before multiple committees. Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough is to testify today at the finance committee, one day after testifying at the ethics committee.

READ MORE: MPs should prepare for remote voting outside Ottawa, committee says

On Tuesday, the ethics committee also heard from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger, the minister responsible for the grant program, and the top federal public servant, Ian Shugart _ both of whom testified before the finance committee late last month.

Trudeau and his ministers, backed up by bureaucrats, have insisted that it was public servants who recommended WE Charity as the only organization capable of managing the student grant program, which has since been abandoned due to the controversy.

The government had budgeted $912 million for the program, which was supposed to encourage students to sign up for volunteer work related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the agreement to have WE Charity administer the program put the cost at $543 million.

WE Charity was to be paid up to $43.5 million under the agreement, which stipulated that the organization could not make money on the deal.

WE Charity controversy: Trudeau’s chief of staff ‘regrets’ he didn’t recuse himself

WE Charity controversy: Trudeau’s chief of staff ‘regrets’ he didn’t recuse himself

Trudeau has been a featured speaker at six WE Day events and his wife hosts a podcast for the group, for which they have not been paid. However, the charity has covered hundreds of thousands in expenses for Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as well as fees and expenses paid to Trudeau’s mother and brother for speaking at numerous WE events over the years.

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One of Morneau’s daughters works for the organization, another has spoken at its events and his wife has donated $100,000. Morneau also revealed last month that he had repaid some $41,000 in expenses that WE had paid for him and his family in 2017 for trips to view two of its humanitarian projects in Ecuador and Kenya.

Opposition parties are also attempting to expand the ethical cloud to include the delivery of another emergency program — this one to provide rent relief for small businesses during the pandemic.

READ MORE: Normal House of Commons sittings to be waived another 4 months amid coronavirus

The government handed responsibility for the program to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. but the Crown corporation decided to contract it out to MCAP, a mortgage lender that employs the husband of Trudeau’s chief of staff, Katie Telford. The contract was initially worth $56 million when the rent-relief program was launched in May and later expanded to $84 million in July.

The Prime Minister’s Office says CMHC independently chose to outsource the program.

The PMO says Telford alerted the ethics commissioner in January, when her husband became a senior executive at MCAP, and was advised she didn’t need to set up an ethics screen. She nevertheless voluntarily set up a screen to ensure she would not be involved in anything that might benefit the company.

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Can the movement behind AOC conquer New York?

NEW YORK — New York City’s old political guard is getting elbowed aside.

A 16-term Bronx congressman who routinely snagged prime State of the Union seats was trounced by a middle-school principal in June. A state lawmaker from Brooklyn who’d ascended to the role of assistant Assembly speaker during his 26 years in office lost to a first-time candidate with a background in tenant organizing. And in the voter-rich Southeastern section of Queens, a 24-year-old community organizer defeated the county-backed favorite for state Assembly.

Two years after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled a congressional power broker and challenged New York’s political conventions, the far-left movement that boosted her to the national stage has demonstrated it is here to stay.

Now, after turning away sitting politicians in Congress and Albany, the latest iteration of the movement will face its first citywide test.

New Yorkers will elect a new mayor in 2021, when term limits force out Bill de Blasio. The race provides a chance for the most liberal wing of the Democratic Party to seize its biggest electoral prize yet — one of the most prominent political jobs in America at a moment of unrivaled turmoil. The next mayor, almost certain to be a Democrat given the party’s 7-1 registration advantage in the city, will at once contend with a national call for police reform and the fallout from Covid-19, which has frozen tourism and decimated an economy that was booming only six months ago.

The job also provides automatic national relevance. It provides a built-in bully pulpit, with the person elected to the office leapfrogging virtually every other politician in the state for regular coverage in one of the country’s richest media markets.

The mayor also oversees a workforce of more than 300,000 people and a budget nearing $90 billion, providing resources to drive policies that could serve as a model for the rest of the nation. While de Blasio himself was a left-leaning candidate who won without much support from the Democratic establishment, he and the left wing of the party have grown further apart during his time in office, most recently and notably over police reform.

The Democratic Socialists of America, which backed Ocasio-Cortez’s insurgent win, claimed four new seats in the state Legislature in June’s primaries. The more established Working Families Party, another arm of the left, backed 31 winners, three of whom routed incumbents.

The slate of newcomers see their entrance into politics as their best shot at reforming the criminal justice system, increasing taxes on the wealthy, expanding social programs and restricting rent increases. Their victories mark the sharpest left turn the Democratic party has taken in New York City since the Working Families Party dominated competitive primaries in 2009.

Candidates have already begun courting a new, racially diverse set of political players who appeal to the activist movement. At a time when those looking to become mayor would be calling union leaders and influential congressional representatives, new and newly influential politicians say their phones are also ringing off the hook.

Jessica Ramos, a Queens state senator who in 2018 defeated a Democrat who had caucused with Republicans, and Public Advocate Jumaane Wiliams, who beat a sitting city councilman in an anti-establishment wave 11 years ago, have been approached for their support, they said. The Working Families Party, which veered left after its divorce from more politically conservative unions, has also been fielding candidates’ calls, a spokesperson said.

Candidates are also eying support from Jamaal Bowman, who defeated long-time Rep. Eliot Engel in the recent primary, and Alessandra Biaggi, who sent a longtime Albany powerbroker packing in 2018.

“Just a few years ago, people were leaving me out of pictures when I was running for lieutenant governor,” Williams said. “That’s a hell of a swing.”

Williams — who is running for re-election to a job that serves as a check on executive authority — said he hasn’t decided who to back. An outspoken critic of the NYPD, he said he will weigh leadership bonafides alongside reform credentials.

He was one of two dozen interviews POLITICO conducted with politicians, labor leaders and strategists that, taken together, paint a picture of shifting political winds and a group of candidates running to keep up with the changes.

The mayoral candidates are still making the usual calls to the coveted influence peddlers — union leaders, congressional representatives, pastors. The backing of 1199SEIU — the large healthcare workers union that took a risk in backing de Blasio when he was trailing the pack in 2013 — is still viewed as a prize. But now people hoping to occupy Gracie Mansion must navigate a new terrain with people who don’t play by the old rules.

“This is about regular, everyday voters who want something different, who are exhausted by just any Democrat,” said Camille Rivera, a progressive consultant with the firm New Deal Strategies. “They want Democrats who are going to speak truth to power; they want Democrats who are going to be fighting for them every single day.”

“Anyone who’s thinking that they can go middle-of-the-road in the Democratic primary now needs to change their strategy,” Rivera, who is not working for any of the candidates, said.

Politicians scrambled to recalibrate after Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, and the ensuing deep blue wave that delivered Ramos and Biaggi to Albany. They started swearing off real estate donations — something they had long been content receiving — and began calling for widespread reforms to the NYPD.

But what would otherwise be a linear strategy to win votes is complicated by an anticipated desire for a strong municipal manager during a time of profound crisis and voters who, in prioritizing that, want a message of governance over values. Covid-19 lay bare inequities in the health care system, flattened the city’s cultural and tourism sectors and left nearly a million people unemployed. Crime is on the rise and budget constraints threaten municipal layoffs.

The city’s business community, hardly a force in local elections despite their resources, is hoping to influence the conversation.

“There is great concern about the divisive politics that have characterized the Democratic primary elections that most of [the] business [community] think is counter-productive to economic recovery,” Kathy Wylde, head of a prominent business consortium and the gatekeeper to the city’s Wall Street executives. “I do believe that there will be a number of efforts to try and mobilize greater voter participation under the theory that that will result in a more centrist approach to the challenges facing the city.”

Jordan Barowitz, spokesperson for developer Douglas Durst, suggested candidates are appealing exclusively to the left at their own peril.

“People running for office in New York City spend more time talking to the Democratic Socialists of America than they do to the business community about getting people back to work,” Barowitz said. “What is our concern? The collapse of New York’s economy, collapse of the city’s budget and ability to provide services, high unemployment, poverty.”

“To run the city, especially in a crisis, everybody needs a seat at the table,” he added.

But for all their resources, New York’s business executives long ago lost their influence in mayoral races. They aren’t politically organized and they represent values anathema to many Democrats — particularly after the Occupy Wall Street movement. The city’s strict campaign finance laws further limit their leverage. And the new 8-to-1 match in the city’s public campaign finance system makes it much easier for candidates to swear off big dollar donors.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Socialists of America has no public plans to back a citywide candidate.

In a note to members obtained by POLITICO, a Queens organizer emphasized the need to build DSA’s membership beyond its stronghold in Western Queens and fortify its internal structure. “To this end, I do not think we have the capacity to endorse a candidate where we’d be the primary source of institutional support and infrastructure this year,” it concludes.

But, whether or not the group endorses a mayoral hopeful, the movement aligned with the DSA now encompasses tens of thousands of voters who are newly focused on local races.

Ahead of the Feb. 14 deadline to change party registration, 52,587 people joined the Democratic Party out of 103,093 changes in the city, according to a memo prepared by a consultant who specializes in voting data and trends.

Two-thirds of the new Democrats were previously unaffiliated with any party, meaning they could only vote in general elections, limiting their influence over city races that are largely determined in primaries. Another 18 percent of new Democrats had been Republicans, according to the memo, which was shared with POLITICO.

All told, Democrats doubled their loss of 32,020 departing voters over the prior year, according to the memo, which was prepared several months ago.

“While this is an incomplete picture of the entire state, it does point to a strong grassroots effort in key areas where progressives have gained strength and voters under 40 have increased their vote share; as well as in moderate, college-educated centers where Democratic registration is also growing,” the memo concludes.

“There’s a newer portion of Democratic voters that are engaged, paying attention and informing themselves and they tend to be a little more anti-establishment and a little more left than the traditional primary voters in New York,” said Luke Hayes, who ran Bowman’s campaign.

He said newer voters are concerned about climate change, college debt and health care costs and began tuning into local politics after the 2016 election. Even if they aren’t affiliated with the DSA, they are not turned off by the Socialist label, he added.

“Post Trump, I think a lot of people were like, how did it come to this?” Hayes said.

That tension between the organized, energized far left and the more traditional forces in the city’s Democratic establishment is scrambling candidates’ strategies. They will need to marry the values of the left with the pragmatism more centrist Democrats are hungering for, strategists say. That could prove challenging in a crowded field with limited time for contenders to define themselves. Voters are unlikely to tune into the race before the presidential election in November, leaving just seven months until the primary.

Right now the top tier of the field is split among three career politicians and a former de Blasio attorney likely to jump into the race:

— Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a Black former cop, has close ties to the county Democratic machine but has seen his electoral prowess diminished considerably in recent years. He’s a relative moderate who has made unabashedly pro-gun comments and touts his law-and-order credentials.

— City Comptroller Scott Stringer has been assiduously courting support among political newcomers with early endorsements that are paying off. Ramos, for example, said she is all but certain to endorse him. He also hails from Manhattan’s influential political network on the Upper West Side, and has been making inroads in Black communities.

— City Council Speaker Corey Johnson has a charisma and New York pride that have served him well, but become less significant as the state of the city declines. He was the first candidate to publicly refuse donations from real estate executives. He recently emerged from a bloody budget negotiation and is reassessing his strategy heading into campaign season.

— Maya Wiley, who served as de Blasio’s lead attorney and an MSNBC legal analyst, is Black, would break ground as the city’s first female mayor, and also ran the city’s police accountability panel — the Civilian Complaint Review Board — under de Blasio. Her ties to the mayor — who is under fire from the left for his handling of police protests — are an electoral liability.

— Shaun Donovan, who ran agencies in the administrations of Obama and former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, has been fundraising and hiring staff for his own bid. Bill Hyers, who managed de Blasio’s 2013 campaign, and Amelia Adams, who worked for former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, have signed on.

Both Johnson and Stringer are counting on the advent of ranked-choice voting, which will make its debut in the city next year. The two Manhattan Democrats are angling to win a plurality of white liberals and at least come in second-place among Black voters, who are pivotal to any citywide election.

Meanwhile Open Society Foundations president Patrick Gaspard, one of de Blasio’s oldest and closest allies, has been calling people on Wiley’s behalf, according to four people familiar with his entreaties. Among his first calls was 1199, where he previously worked as political director before becoming President Barack Obama’s ambassador to South Africa.

City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, de Blasio’s pinch hitter in times of crisis, is considering jumping in on account of her extensive government experience, according to three people familiar with her thinking. Other lesser-known candidates include Dianne Morales, who runs a nonprofit, and Loree Sutton, de Blasio’s former veterans affairs commissioner.

Lupe Todd-Medina, a Democratic consultant who is so far unaffiliated with any of the candidates, said older Black voters are wary of unabashedly progressive positions. The divide, which has played out in elections throughout the country, was amplified by the recent debate in the City Council over how to rein in the budget of the NYPD. Calls to “defund” the agency — sounded by protestors following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis — were rejected by members of the Council’s Black, Latino & Asian Caucus.

Todd-Medina said the power of Black churches is a mainstay in local races and a place where moderate voices are still well received. “Technically pastors can’t endorse, but you know which ones are with who,” she said. “Everyone comes to church but there’s always one person who comes a little bit more.”

Nevertheless, the emergence of the left has sustained beyond Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 upset.

“People have been fed up for a while and in 2018 I think that it finally boiled over and enough people said that they weren’t going to take it anymore. And that’s why we saw a wave,” Ramos said. “This is the first city election since that wave started and I think it’s inevitable that we’re going to have an outsized influence on who our next mayor is going to be.”

This article is part of The Fifty, a new POLITICO series that looks at how state and local leaders are responding to current national challenges, from the pandemic to the economic crisis to the reckoning with race. More coverage of these issues here.

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کانادا جام پیچش یا حلقه زنی رویداد در فردریکتون به تعویق افتاد با توجه به COVID-19

2020 خانه سخت افزار, کانادا, جام پیچش یا حلقه زنی رقابت شده است و به طور نامحدود به تعویق افتاد با توجه به COVID-19 بیماری همه گیر.

کانادا جام در اصل برنامه ریزی شده برای نوامبر. 24-29 در فردریکتون.

پیچش یا حلقه زنی کانادا در بیانیه ای گفت شنبه که این امر تلاش برای reschedule کانادا در جام حذفی در سال جدید به عنوان نتایج در این مسابقات می تواند کمک به تعیین تیم برای 2021 Tim Hortons سر و صدا از حلقه های مقدماتی المپیک مسابقات است.

علاوه بر کانادا در جام حذفی به تعویق افتادن مواج کانادا اعلام کرد که کانادا مخلوط پیچش یا حلقه زنی قهرمانی, برنامه ریزی برای نوامبر. 7-15 در Canmore آلتا., و اورست کانادا پیچش یا حلقه زنی قهرمانی باشگاه, برنامه ریزی برای نوامبر. 22-28 در اتاوا لغو شده اند.

پیچش یا حلقه زنی کانادا گفت: آن را ادامه خواهد داد به منظور بررسی وضعیت پس از کریسمس حوادث در 2020-21 فصل است.

“ما همه می دانیم که این واقعیت از وضعیت ما و از آن فراتر می رود ورزشی” کاترین هندرسون مدیر ارشد اجرایی از پیچش یا حلقه زنی, کانادا در بیانیه ای گفت. “هدف اصلی ما و مسئولیت, همیشه, است, برای حفظ ورزشکاران و داوطلبان امن و مشخص شد که بدون هر نوع وضوح در مورد آنچه که این وضعیت را مانند نگاه در اواخر پاییز زمانی که این اتفاقات برنامه ریزی شده بود ما نمی تواند مسئولانه رفتن بیشتر در فرایند برنامه ریزی.”

پیچش یا حلقه زنی کانادا نیز تایید Jean-Sébastien Roy کبک پیست که به نمایندگی از کانادا در به تازگی لغو جهان مخلوط پیچش یا حلقه زنی قهرمانی را حفظ موقعیت خود به عنوان تیم کانادا برای 2021 رویداد.

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Scheer expected to have last day in House of Commons as Conservative leader

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is expected to mark a political milestone Wednesday: his final time rising in the House of Commons as leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

Wednesday’s Commons sitting is one of two scheduled for August, but the second comes after party members will elect Scheer’s replacement, bringing an end to the long and sometimes painful process for Scheer that began just after last fall’s federal election.

READ MORE: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer resigns, vows to stay on until new leader chosen

That the House is sitting at all this month though is something Scheer himself took some credit for Tuesday as he briefly reflected on his achievements during a news conference.

He argued that Commons sittings, committee hearings and the chance to propose improvements to government programs all came from the Opposition’s push for more accountability from the Liberals as they rolled out their COVID-19 response.

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Conservative leadership candidates hold English debate

Conservative leadership candidates hold English debate

While the Liberals haven’t taken the Tories up on all their ideas, they did agree to some, he said.

“We haven’t missed a beat, we’ve been right there,” he said.

It is perhaps fitting for Scheer that he counts among his legacies the fight to ensure Parliament’s work could continue during an unprecedented time.

In addition to being an MP from Regina since 2004, he also served as the Speaker of the House of Commons from 2011 to 2015.

READ MORE: Andrew Scheer resigns — what (and who) could be next for the Conservatives

It was after the Tories lost government in 2015, and the subsequent resignation of then-leader Stephen Harper, that Scheer decided to go for the leadership job.

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He won in 2017, eking out a very narrow victory over fellow MP Maxime Bernier.

He spent the next two years trying to gain recognition across the country, while shoring up the party’s war chest and policy playbook in order to defeat the Liberal government in the Oct. 2019 election.

But despite the Liberals struggling with several scandals that reduced them to a minority, he failed to outright bring them down.

That failure was linked in part to Scheer’s personal inability to clearly articulate his position on social conservative issues. There were also factors that ate away at his credibility — a claim to being an insurance salesman when he never completed the licensing requirements and not disclosing he was a dual American-Canadian citizen.

The factors likely behind Scheer resigning as Conservative leader

The factors likely behind Scheer resigning as Conservative leader

Some, including Scheer, argued that increasing the Conservatives’ seat count and besting the Liberals’ share of the popular vote was a success.

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But the knives came out for Scheer almost immediately after election day.

Among the jabs: party insiders leaked an internal argument over Scheer using party funds to pay for his kids’ private religious schooling, a fact unknown to many of the party’s executives.

READ MORE: Andrew Scheer says he’ll run again as MP for Regina

Giving grassroots members more oversight and control over how the party spends the money has been a talking point for leadership candidates during the ensuing campaign.

The vote is taking place by mail, and all ballots must be back by Aug. 21. A winner is expected to be announced within days, and very likely before the next sitting of the Commons on Aug. 26.

Candidates Erin O’Toole and Derek Sloan are both MPs, so could easily slide into the Opposition leader’s seat — and the official residence of Stornoway — if they win.

Conservative leadership candidates clash over environment, energy sector

Conservative leadership candidates clash over environment, energy sector

Neither of the other two candidates, Peter MacKay and Leslyn Lewis, currently holds a seat in the Commons. Should either of them win, they would likely appoint someone to lead the party in the Commons until they could win their own spot.

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While a by-election is looming in the riding of York Centre, thanks to the resignation of the Liberal MP there, neither Lewis nor MacKay’s campaigns have committed to having their candidate run for that seat.

Whomever wins, Scheer has set them up for success, said Chris Warkentin, an Alberta MP who was one of Scheer’s earliest backers for leadership.

READ MORE: Andrew Scheer’s full resignation speech

“Those of us who are close to Andrew know of his love and passion for his family, our country and our Conservative team,” Warkentin said.

“Our party is united, his family is intact and he will continue to fight to build a better country. That’s a legacy of leadership he can be proud of.”

© 2020 The Canadian Press

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‘Here’s Hoping Harris Will Break the Mold of How Women Are Treated on the Stump’

Will it be different this time?

Female vice presidential candidates appeared on major party tickets in 1984 and 2008, and in 2016, a woman headed the ticket. Each time, headlines heralded the historic choice; each time, for any number of reasons, the ticket lost. Those races also gave us a window into how women running for executive office are treated in the U.S.: The candidates were more likely than men to be questioned about their spouses; their attire and looks often became a part of the story; they had to make extra effort to show they were “tough” enough to serve.

Now that Sen. Kamala Harris has become the third female VP candidate on a major party ticket in history, Politico Magazine asked some smart female political observers to tell us: How will things be different for this VP choice, for this woman, and for this race? Or has nothing changed at all? Here’s what they had to say.

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‘Her demeanor, her delivery, and her personal life will be under the same microscope’
Treva Lindsey is associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University.

Without question, sexism, patriarchy and misogyny remain intractable forces in electoral politics. Leading up to the announcement of Senator Kamala Harris as the vice presidential candidate, rumors circulated regarding concerns about her ambition and assertiveness. As a Black and South Asian-American woman, Harris endured and will continue to confront racialized forms of misogyny rooted in white supremacy. The global pandemic coupled with the national uprising prompted by the killing of George Floyd offers a distinct context, however, in which responses to her candidacy will unfold. While many potential voters may offer legitimate critiques of Harris, the media as well as many of her political opponents have already shown their willingness to engage sexist stereotypes to discredit the junior senator from California. The combination of racism and sexism will be palpable through Election Day—even if transmitted on less obvious frequencies.

Her attire may not receive the scrutiny Secretary Hillary Clinton’s did, but her demeanor, her delivery, and her personal life will be under the same microscope as other women who ran for executive offices. Commentary about her personality and her likability will comprise an excessive amount of the conversation around her candidacy. As a woman of color, the interconnected weight of racism and sexism will undergird reactions to her speeches, her debate style, and how she engages both her allies and adversaries. The reality is that 44 of the 45 presidents of the United States have been white men. Senator Harris will be treading familiar ground with sexism and misogyny, her identity as a woman of color means unprecedented challenges await. She will encounter both familiar and particular obstacles. Her candidacy will magnify the contours of the ceiling yet to be broken.

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‘Harris will be judged more by her record and judgment than any of her predecessors’
Beth Hansen is a Republican political strategist and the former campaign manager for John Kasich.

What is different this time is the passage of time, and the times in which we live. There are currently 26 women serving the the United States Senate: In 1984, there were two (Nancy Kassebaum and Paula Hawkins—both proud Republicans). There are nine women serving as governors, and women ably leading major cities like Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and the District of Columbia. As these and other talented leaders forge a body of work locally, nationally and internationally (former UN Ambassador Susan Rice was rumored to be among the Biden team’s VP finalists), women who seek and serve will be seen not as an anomaly or a curiosity, but as a candidate or official to be judged on the wisdom and merit of their leadership and decisions.

The times in which we live are among the momentous times of change in our country’s history: a time when there is a focus and a demand for justice, fairness and equal treatment. Thirty-six years after Geraldine Ferraro’s groundbreaking nomination as Walter Mondale’s vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris will be judged more by her record and judgment than any of her predecessors, and less than any of her successors. Will the race and the scrutiny be completely fair based on gender and race? Unfortunately not (… yet), but as times change, so do circumstances and it’s up to all of us to hold ourselves accountable for the kind of campaign we want to see.

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‘Will media and voters still apply a double standard? Without question. … But we are making progress‘
Anne-Marie Slaughter is CEO of New America.

Kamala Harris is making history; here’s hoping she will also be breaking the mold of how women candidates are treated on the stump. I strongly suspect that we will see lots of cosmetic changes without probing or changing the deeper underlying biases. As we have already seen with the women presidential candidates in the Democratic primary, fewer media reports will mention hair or dress specifically. Editors will be vigilant about stripping out value judgments couched in descriptions of her “warmth” (expected) or “reserve” (code for aloof) or “toughness” (synonym for the B-word), etc. But will media and voters still apply a double standard? Without question. The “likeability” test is certainly not limited to women—George W. Bush won it over John Kerry. But the deep biases—the way that men, and other women, are threatened by an ambitious woman or dismissive of a funny one or simply unable to imagine “Hail to the Chief” played when a woman walks into a room—are not going to disappear anytime soon.

But we are making progress. Younger voters are more likely to call out those biases in one another and in their parents and grandparents. And Kamala Harris reflects the new America in inspiring ways. She is a woman of color, but not easy to type. Black American—but with a Jamaican immigrant father. Part Indian-American. A woman of color who has experienced the discrimination that our country still dishes out to all people of color, but with a white husband and Jewish stepchildren. The Harris-Emhoff household is thus one of multiple races and ethnicities bound by love—as generations of future American families will be. A woman of color who is a prosecutor, challenging the stereotypical assumptions of some men about women who are “soft on crime” and some white Americans about where Black Americans stand on issues of law and order. A senator, but also someone who has managed a 4,500 person law firm as attorney general of California. Mixing it up, scrambling assumptions, challenging stereotypes—it’s a great campaign strategy. And it’s our best country strategy, well beyond this election.

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‘We will likely see the knotty intersection of racism and sexism in the criticism that Harris will endure’
Oneka LaBennett is associate professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University.

The political double standards and sexist attitudes towards past women candidates like Hillary Clinton, Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin offer only a partial glimpse into what we can expect Kamala Harris to face as Joe Biden’s running mate. Yes, having ascended to the VP slot, Harris will experience targeted forms of sexism. But with this history-making selection of a woman of color, we will likely see the knotty intersection of racism and sexism in the criticism that Harris will endure. Black women are keenly aware of how, in both professional and personal arenas, misogyny and systemic racism doggedly intersect as we strive to break through the double-paned glass ceiling of patriarchy and White supremacy. Shirley Chisholm’s legacy is a better benchmark for the singularity of Harris’s achievement and an apt template for the tenacity that she will have to muster. The senator’s track record of standing up to powerful men—delivering that famous debate gut punch to Biden, grilling both Brett Kavanaugh and William Barr with steely determination—is evidence that she’s up to the challenge.

Harris’s candidacy is historic on numerous counts: She is only the second woman to be on a Democratic presidential ticket, but she is the first Black woman, and also the first Southeast Asian woman to inhabit this role. Her racial heritage may materialize as an indicator of the diverse groups with whom she resonates. Her race and gender are testaments to the critical voting block that African American women represent. Those who want to marshal identity politics against Harris might take cheap shots by pointing to her interracial ancestry and to her marriage to Douglas Emhoff, a White entertainment attorney, to question her authenticity. But as the daughter of immigrants, in a shifting racial landscape in which American marriages are increasingly mixed and Whites are becoming a minority, Kamala Harris looks like America.

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‘Women are allowed to have allies, and be allies’
Heather Hurlburt runs the New Models of Policy Change project at New America and co-chairs the Executive Committee of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security.

Some things haven’t changed since I was a sullen teenager watching Geraldine Ferraro accept a place alongside Walter Mondale. First, despite my parents’ hopeful 1984 assurances, this remains a sexist (and racist) world. Just like Ferraro, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, Harris will face questions, doubts and double standards that even the most unlikely white male pick would not. On law enforcement, national security, budget discipline, she will be pressured to be tough and then skewered for toughness. Her clothes, her hair, her child-rearing choices … don’t get me started.

But some things have changed. Women are allowed to fight back. And they are allowed to have allies, and be allies. You don‘t imagine Clinton, Palin, Ferraro or Shirley Chisholm surrounded by sorority sisters, or taking political advice from her actual sister. Harris—although she comes across as a very strong individual—also comes across as interconnected with other women in a way that wasn’t available to prior generations (not that they didn’t privately draw vital support from other women). Harris’s squads of devoted female followers were an under-reported phenomenon in the primaries. Now Americans—especially young women—will get to experience politics not as the solo, stoic sacrifice it’s been for so many women, but as a team sport. (White Americans may learn a few things about what the networks of non-white Americans bring to the table, starting with Harris’ sorority sisters.) The way history rhymes, now I’m the parent of a teenager. Women running for high office is normal to him. Women running every cycle, women running with men they’ve criticized, women running in competition matters because of something else that hasn’t changed since my teenage years—representation matters. Harris and the women who champion her are going to make space all over again, as it turns out every generation has to, for young people to imagine themselves and their styles of leadership taking our country forward.

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‘An acceleration of women’s political leadership’
Debbie Walsh is director of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

This truly historic vice presidential pick is an indication that politics in this country may be forever changed. We have watched the steady, but painfully slow progress of women’s representation since the first woman was elected to statewide office in 1893. But in the past four years we have seen an acceleration of women’s political leadership. In 2016, the first woman was nominated by a major party for president. In 2019, the largest and most diverse class of women entered the U.S. House, and a woman took the speaker’s gavel. In 2020, the most diverse slate of candidates sought the presidency, and record numbers of women are again running for Congress. Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris, the first woman of color on a major party presidential ticket, is another indicator that the future of American politics will not be business as usual.

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‘She may very well hold the key to Biden’s win in November’
Keisha N. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, a 2020-21 Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom.

Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate is a historic moment. Although this is not the first time in our nation’s history that we’ve seen a woman on the ticket of a major presidential party, this is the first time a woman of African and South Asian descent has held this position. While there is no denying that many will be inspired and energized by Biden’s decision, Harris’ selection as his VP nominee is especially meaningful at this particular moment. Over the past few months, millions of activists in the United States and across the globe have joined together to bring greater attention to the systemic problem of police violence in Black communities. Through a series of mass protests and marches, in various cities across the nation and the world, activists of diverse racial and economic backgrounds have come together to decry anti-Black racism in all its manifestations. These developments have taken place against the backdrop of a global pandemic, which has devastated Black and Brown communities and exacerbated already terrible conditions for the poor and other vulnerable groups. Senator Kamala Harris now enters the presidential race as Biden’s running mate under extraordinary and challenging circumstances. Yet, in many ways, she is well prepared to face them. Her wide-ranging progressive and inclusive platform along with her commitment to advancing racial justice, expanding healthcare, and protecting vulnerable populations are most urgently needed today—perhaps more than ever before. While there is no doubt that Harris will face media scrutiny—most likely more than her predecessors—she may very well hold the key to Biden’s win in November.

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‘Now more than ever … the frustration … is palpable’
Kelly Dittmar is an associate professor of political science at Rutgers-Camden and director of Research at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

The Democratic presidential primary demonstrated that our political institutions are stubborn in the face of progress. While a record number of women sought the Democratic nomination for president, persistent skepticism about a woman’s electability meant that women candidates had to do more work than men to prove they were equally capable of success. Joe Biden benefited from doubts of women’s electability, which makes it only appropriate that he at least use his privilege to bring a woman with him into presidential power.

The context for Senator Kamala Harris’ selection as Biden’s running mate is different than in 1984 and 2008, the previous election years in which women were tapped as vice presidential nominees. Now more than ever—148 years after Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for president, nearly 50 years after Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to run for a major-party presidential nomination, 36 years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman on a major-party ticket, four years after Hillary Clinton’s loss, and coming on the heels of the nomination of another white man after Democrats fielded the most diverse pool of primary candidates ever—the frustration over women’s persistent underrepresentation in presidential politics is palpable. Likewise, the demand for upending gender and racial biases that have long plagued all U.S. institutions—including political ones—is great. None of this means that Harris will be free from biased commentary, evaluation and treatment due to her race and gender—and, importantly, the intersection of both. She will not. But, as has already been seen, there are more individuals and organizations ready to sound the alarm when it happens. The responsibility falls to all of us to listen and do better than we have done before.

It is fitting that Harris frequently told audiences while campaigning for president that she had “faith in the American people to know that we will never be burdened by the assumptions of who can do what based on who historically has done it.” The next three months will continue to test that faith, but might also result in the reimagining that is necessary for a woman of color to make history not only as vice president but sooner than later as president of the United States.

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‘The general assumption that she will be the Democratic Party nominee in 2024’
Jo Freeman has published 11 books, including three on women and politics. She has been to 15 Democratic Conventions and 11 Republican Conventions.

Kamala Harris is a first in many ways, her race just being the most obvious. What’s really different this time is the general assumption that she will be the Democratic Party nominee in 2024, with a real possibility of becoming the first woman president. Biden won’t run in 2024, whether due to death, defeat or just old age.

Consequently, she will be scrutinized even more thoroughly than Hillary was. Especially her appearance. Men seem to believe that how a woman looks is more important than how she thinks or what she does.

Will the choice make a difference? Back in 1984, Mondale got the same heavy lobbying to choose a woman that Biden got to choose a black woman. Polls before the convention indicated that Ferraro would help Mondale win the presidency, but polls afterwards said she didn’t. In reality, it’s very unusual for the VP candidate to make much of a difference in the election.

It’s possible, though, Harris will bring an increase in black votes. Obama got a minority bump in 2008 and 2012. The bump went down when Hillary Clinton was the nominee in 2016, even though Obama campaigned for her. It’s in which states that bump happens that will matter.

The choice of Kamala Harris was an inspiration, but the reality is that bold moves by the Democratic ticket won’t win this election. Bad moves by the Republican ticket will lose it.

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‘The Democratic presidential ticket will not be shared by two white men for the foreseeable future’
Amanda Clayton is an assistant professor of political science and Vanderbuilt.

Biden’s pick is historic. Choosing a Black woman to join him in the White House sends a powerful message of respect and appreciation to the Democratic Party’s staunchest and most reliable supporter voters—Black women. Black women are the Democratic base, and for the first time they will be represented on a major presidential ticket.

At the same time, Harris faces an uphill battle. She is likely to receive the type of scrutiny that tends to be reserved for women. Even before she was tapped as VP, she was portrayed as overly ambitious. This is nothing new. Women who have sought power have historically dealt with such criticism, while men rarely do. Gender and politics scholars refer to this as the classic double bind. A woman politician who is “too feminine” is criticized as unserious (recall Sarah Palin) and a woman politician who is too masculine—seen as too tough or too ambitious—is criticized as unlikeable (recall HRC). Harris will continue to face this particular kind of sexism as the presidential campaign continues.

Yet, what is different this time? In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro did not stand a chance. In 2008, Sarah Palin was a long shot. In 2016, Hillary Clinton was too close to call. Although November is still a long way off (an eternity in politics, as pundits like to say), Biden’s lead in the polls over Trump means, at this moment, the Biden/Kamala ticket appears to have a good shot at making history. If Biden wins, it will likely have more do with the fundamentals of this particular political moment—an unpopular incumbent in the midst of a recession and public health crisis—than with the historic nature of Kamala’s name on the ticket. Yet, this does not discount the symbolism of her potential vice presidency. That Harris, the daughter of immigrant parents, might become not only the first woman to serve as VP but also the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman, is particularly important because all too often, the first women to break historic milestones in this country have been white women.

Finally, in the last three presidential tickets, the Democratic Party has looked increasingly like the voters it represents. Much in the same way that HRC’s nomination in 2016 made history, Senator Harris’s appearance on the ticket sets a precedent that is hard to back away from. My prediction is that the Democratic presidential ticket will not be shared by two white men for the foreseeable future.

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‘What hasn’t changed since 1984 or 2008 is the double standard the media places on women candidates’
Tina Tchen is president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now.

This is an historic moment for this country, no matter your party affiliation. Today’s announcement marks the first time a woman of color has been nominated for vice president. But, what hasn’t changed since 1984 or 2008 is the double standard the media places on women candidates, whether they are calling them “too ambitious” or comparing them to the reality TV series, “The Bachelor.” These racist and sexist narratives have kept women, and especially Black women, out of positions of power for far too long. We’ve had enough.

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A moment of racial reckoning
Kimberly Peeler-Allen is a visiting practitioner at the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

The nomination of Senator Harris to be the Democratic nominee is indisputably historic. What makes Harris different from the previous female nominees, who were each historic in their own right, is the moment in which she is being nominated. As the nation continues to reckon with its racist origins and the structural racism that continues to perpetuate inequality in America, to have a Black woman vice president whose parents were immigrants will bring a lived experience that can inform the decision-making process of the administration with lasting impact for not just previously underrepresented voices but for all Americans.

As inspiring as Harris’ nomination is, it is also frightening because of the racist, sexist, misogynistic and xenophobic attacks we know are coming from those who consciously and subconscoulsly wish to perpetuate white male patriarchy. However, there are Black women and allies across the country who are ready to beat back those attacks and work to mobilize voters in battleground states to not only end the chaos and division of the Trump administration but to also show ourselves and the world that we are indeed a nation as good as its promise.

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Having multiple women run for president ‘allowed them to throw out the old playbook and run as their authentic selves’
Barbara Lee is president and founder of the Barbara Lee Political Office.

It is thrilling that Kamala Harris is making history as the first woman of color ever to be on a major party presidential ticket. She is totally up to the challenge. With no existing roadmap for her candidacy, Senator Harris has the opportunity to chart her own course. We are bound to see the same type of media scrutiny that women always face when running for executive office. Our research at the Barbara Lee Family Foundation shows that women in politics are held to higher standards than their male counterparts (doubly so for Black women), and we know that Harris has faced elevated scrutiny throughout her career—overcoming barrier after barrier with skill, courage and grace.

I believe that the excitement about the record number of women elected to office in 2018 paved the way for multiple qualified women to appear on the presidential debate stage this cycle, for the first time in history. Having multiple women allowed them to throw out the old playbook and run as their authentic selves. We were able to see Senator Harris’s energy, expertise, and empathy. I’m glad that the country sees what I saw in Senator Harris when I first met her eight years ago. She has immense talent, hard-won experience, and an ability to connect powerfully with voters. Kamala is uniquely suited for this moment in history, and poised to drive the Democratic ticket to victory in November.

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‘Everything is different. … Her lens. Her life experiences.’
Sophia A. Nelson is the author of E Pluribus One: Reclaiming our Founders Vision for a United America.

Everything is now different. This is a truly historic pick. Not just because Kamala Harris is just the third woman to be on a major party ticket since 1984, but because she is both a Black and South-Asian woman.

I am thinking of Geraldine Ferraro today, because if she were still with us, I think she would be proud that the Democratic Party has made history once again. Joe Biden’s choosing the junior senator from California also says a lot about him as a man. As someone with his eye on the future, not just of the Democratic Party, but of the nation, Biden basically anointed the first female president in 2024.

Let me say it again: Everything is different. Because she is different. Her lens. Her life experiences. Her steadfast climb up the political mountaintop. It all changes the game of what we have seen before.

It changes the media’s coverage because now they must deal with not just gender issues surrounding the candidate, but also racial issues. It changes the political calculus of the Trump campaign on how low they can go against a female VP nominee, who also happens to be of color. And most of all, it changes, quite possibly, in a most positive way the way that we see powerful women forever.

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