Donald Trump and the Republican Party he shaped represent the fading face of the United States, winning over an older, more rural, and overwhelmingly caucasian bloc of voters that reflected the country’s past more than its more urban and diverse future.
The latest data from the 2020 Census, which the government released on Thursday to kick off the congressional redistricting process, illustrate that fact in incredibly stark terms.
It shows that the white population fell for the first time in history during the last decade, and that Americans continued to cluster in growing cities and suburbs, whether in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, or New York.
Streaming/TV Notes.. One of the shows we’ve enjoyed recently at home is “The Outsider.” Based on the 2012 book by master of suspense and horror, Stephen King, this version takes some time unfolding, bizarre camera angles, jumps around a lot, characters you don’t know who they are (until maybe later), etc. Still, intriguing mystery and some good acting overall.. I’ve started the book, too.. read more about it here.. https://www.hbo.com/the-outsider
Blows Against the Empire.. We watched on my TiVo the Nevada Democratic Debate, tough to see such arguing and yelling and finger pointing.. We need to be more united, attacking the policies and actions of our so-called President, instead of going after each other.. I made the infographic on the left after watching.. Read more about it via Google News.. Read on Google News
Spring Training, Play Ball.. wasn’t the World Series just over? LOL, well, MLB has started up spring training in Florida and Arizona, and games are being held.. check out the listing for your favorite team, and check when the games might be on TV near you.. Spring Training info from MLB
What’s On My Audiobook Player.. I use the app on my Android phone called Smart Audiobook Player and it works on my phone and Android Auto in my Honda.. I borrowed from my library a copy of “The Last Lion,” the last of the trilogy, covering the war years and after.. it’s a wonderful biography of Winston Churchill and I’m enjoying listening to it.. a real statesman and leader.. here’s the Amazon information on the book.. The Last Lion Book 3
Daytona 500 Injury Update.. The driver, Ryan Newman, miraculously has left the hospital and seems okay, amazing.. See more via For the Win
Movie Insights.. One of the favorite films I worked on (and met Wes Craven) was “Swamp Thing,” shot in Charleston, SC area.. wonderful introduction to film-making.. here’s some thoughts on the film from CrimeReads.com.. See the story at CrimeReads
Blows Against the Empire.. We are well into early caucus voting here in Las Vegas, NV.. We have to find the best nominee who can beat 45 in November.. Read more about it via Google News.. Read on Google News
Coronavirus Update.. “USA Today” has a nice summary about the spread of the coronavirus.. Read on “USA Today”
Movies and Writing.. BuzzFeed put together a nice article with scenes that are paired with the movie’s scripts.. words matter, take a peek.. See at BuzzFeed
Shopping for Stuff.. We enjoy going to Trader’s Joe’s, and here’s a nice listing of 10 things to buy on your next visit.. See the article via MSN
A Saint Comes Back.. Drew Brees will be coming back to the New Orleans Saints for at least one more season.. holds a ton of NFL records, good for him.. Read the story from ESPN
What’s On My Playlist.. We’ve started listening more to some country music, and we got a DVD set of Ken Burns’ documentary on Country Music from our local library.. give it a listen.. See more via PBS
Daytona 500.. really tough accident at end of the race on Monday.. hope the driver is okay, in hospital, serious condition.. See more via CBS News