Politics

Howard Schultz please, don’t do it

In a 60 Minutes interview this past Tuesday, January 27th, Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, made a provocative indication that he may be gearing up for a presidential run as an independent. With an estimated net worth of roughly $3.4 billion, Schultz would be one of if not the most well-funded independent candidate […]

Politics

While the government was shut down in D.C., Eric Garcetti made a deal in L.A.

This week, the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) came to an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the United States. The strike was over. Teachers went back to school yesterday, putting an end to the week-long strike that left schools with skeleton staffs. The LAUSD […]

Politics

We should not focus too much on the electability question.

2020 has commenced. Candidates are starting to form exploratory committees, recruit staff, and conduct a whole host of other activities indicative of a nascent campaign. Before a single debate has taken place however, pundits have started the age-old question: who is the most electable? The electability question is a classic example of commentators’ attempts to […]