Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Paris mysteries: What caused fire, what artifacts survived, why weren’t flames put out sooner?

https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/notre-dame-counts-cost-daylight-reveals-damage-doc-1fo6201

Mark says: In the US, this story will almost certainly dominate until the Mueller report comes out Thursday.

Emerson national poll:

Sanders: 29
Biden: 24
Butttigieg: 9
Harris: 8
O’Rourke: 8
Warren 7

https://emersonpolling.reportablenews.com/pr/april-national-poll-bernie-takes-lead-for-democratic-nomination-mayor-pete-on-the-move

Mark says: Skeptics focus on Bernie’s perceived ceiling (the way they did Trump’s in 2016); realists recognize that both his floor and his ceiling might be higher in three months than they are now.

Bernie is $1 million dollar man.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sanders-releases-10-years-220710912.html

Mark says: The way this thorny PR problem was handled reflects the Achilles’ heel of the Sanders’ campaign; like in ’16, Bernie and Jane insist on handling the toughest problems largely by themselves.

Trump under investigation, off message, awaiting Mueller report.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-focuses-on-divisive-messages-as-2020-reelection-bid-takes-shape/2019/04/15/423d9aa0-5f91-11e9-9ff2-abc984dc9eec_story.html?utm_term=.5bad57656fe3

Mark says: This swirl will continue right through November, 2020; the right Democrat can win this race, but Trump is stronger than the media coverage suggests, creating another dangerous illusion for the opposition.

NBA: Clippers stun Warriors 135-131 to tie series at 1-1 after record 31-point comeback.

Mark says: Give NBA playoff basketball a chance this year — more interesting teams, players, and games than in a long while.

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