2012 front-runner Mitt Romney and 2020 front-runner Joe Biden. Photo: Getty Images The Washington Post’s Dan Balz is a justly esteemed political reporter and analyst, with a particularly strong expertise in presidential elections. The 2008 and 2012 “campaign books” he co-wrote were both sound guides to very complicated events. So when Balz introduces an analytical argument into 2020 presidential campaign coverage there’s a good chance it will be repeated by others and help shape the conventional wisdom. That’s why a column from him suggesting strong similarities between Joe Biden and Mitt Romney as presidential candidates is worth examining. Balz isn’t the first to make this argument, of course. His young Post colleague David Byler did so in June in a column focused strictly on Biden’s chances of winning the nomination as a solid but not overwhelming front-runner — like Mitt Romney. Balz’s basic hypothesis is that Democrats today … [Read more...] about Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ Version of Mitt Romney?
By JOHN ASHIHUNDU More by this Author The festive season is upon us but I’m afraid I do not have good news, because of a severe financial challenges that have choked through the local sports scene, leaving Kenyan football on its deathbed.Forget Harambee Stars qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, and Harambee Starlets’ recent victory at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and take my word. Things are thick out here. Here is why. We live in a country where close to 30,000 men and women, aged below 30, harbour ambitions of becoming a professional footballer.But these youth have no adequate infrastructure to train.Neither do they have ambitious and visionary leaders to help them realise their talents. The administrators we have do not seem to know that football has since graduated from a pure entertainment sport to big business.They probably watch Stars captain Victor Wanyama, who earns Sh1 million a day in England, and believe he is just a lucky bastard. In contrast, … [Read more...] about Mbungo’s departure points to tough times at AFC Leopards
Ken Loach, c'est un peu le marronnier de Cannes. Le réalisateur anglais est comme chez lui sur la Croisette, et cette année, il pourrait rêver à une troisième Palme d'or, rien que ça, après _ Le vent se Lève_, en 2006, et Moi, Daniel Blake, en 2016.. Son nouveau film, Sorry We missed You, donne à nouveau dans la peinture sociale et militante. Il raconte l'histoire d'une famille de Newcastle qui lutte tous les jours, entre "uberisation" du travail du père et marginalisation du fils adolescent. "Il y a quelque chose d'intolérable, dit Ken Loach, sur comment est la vie aujourd'hui, et nous n'avons pas à vivre comme ça. Donc il y a des choix que nous pouvons faire". Ken Loach est le seul cinéaste à avoir remporté deux palmes d'Or. Le réalisme imparable de sa mise en scène et la justesse de ses acteurs, souvent débutants ou même pas professionnels, font de lui un réalisateur unique. … [Read more...] about Ken Loach, deux fois palmé, de retour à Cannes
The next Republican revolution began last week on a bright blue bus parked at a nighttime rally in Montgomery, Ala., days before a firebrand GOP candidate won the state’s Senate primary. But unlike previous Republican revolutionaries, the hard-line figures who stepped out to cheers did not want to yank the party to the right on age-old issues such as taxes or spending. They wanted to gut it and leave its establishment smashed. Fury infused these insurgents’ raw remarks as did a common theme: The Republican Party has failed its voters, and a national cleansing was needed in the coming year, regardless of whether President Donald Trump was on board. Longtime Republicans see a charged civil war on the horizon.“There is an emotional component,” former House speaker Newt Gingrich, R, said of the frustrations of Trump’s core backers, who have grown increasingly vocal. “They want someone to kick over the table. And my advice to every Republican is: You … [Read more...] about With or without Trump, GOP insurgency plans for a civil war in 2018 midterms
Dec 14, 2019Alex MalcolmFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintHobart HurricanesCaptain: Matthew WadeCoach: Adam GriffithOverseas players: Qais Ahmed (Afghanistan), David Miller (South Africa)Full squad Qais Ahmad, George Bailey, Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Miller, David Moody, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D'Arcy Short, Aaron Summers, Matthew WadeLast season: 3rdThe Hurricanes dominated the regular season and looked unbeatable at times, but then stumbled at the semi-final stage. They won ten games in the regular season. Their opening combination of Wade and D'Arcy Short set all sorts of records with their monotonous consistency. They had a great bowling combination to back their openers up.What's changed for the season?The loss of Jofra Archer and Tymal Mills changes the dynamic of the attack significantly. They no longer have a pace battery and will need a little more … [Read more...] about BBL previews: Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades