Creator Of ‘1619 Project’ On Trump’s ‘Patriotic Education’

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At the National Archives yesterday, standing near the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, President Trump announced he is establishing a commission to restore patriotic education in our schools.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes and the nobility of the American character. We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country.

PFEIFFER: In a speech that lasted about a half-hour, Trump argued that American schoolchildren are being taught that the United States is a wicked and racist nation.

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The president took specific aim at the 1619 Project, a New York Times series that looked at American history in the context of slavery and the

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CEOs from GM, ConocoPhillips and others defy Trump’s climate-change stance, push for carbon price

A leading CEO group wants the federal government, including Congress, to enact market-based climate-change policies largely in line with those laid out in the voluntary Paris pact that President Trump has abandoned.

That includes attaching a price to carbon.

In a release Wednesday, Business Roundtable members are calling on the private and public sectors to work together to limit the global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, consistent with the goals of the multi-country Paris Agreement. In the U.S., this means reducing net-greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 as compared to 2005 levels.

It’s an attitude shift that has evolved in the decade or so since Congress tried to advance comprehensive climate-change legislation and the last time the Roundtable issued guiding principles on climate in 2007, although some individual corporations have pushed ahead with their own plans for promoting renewable

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ByteDance kicks ball into Trump’s court by rejecting Microsoft and picking Oracle to partner with TikTok in the US



a man standing in front of a building: The TikTok logo is displayed in front of the short video-sharing app operator’s office in Culver City, California, on August 27. Photo: Agence France-Presse


The TikTok logo is displayed in front of the short video-sharing app operator’s office in Culver City, California, on August 27. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Oracle Corp has won the race to secure TikTok’s American operations, according to multiple reports citing people familiar with the talks, after main rival Microsoft Corp said its offer for the video app had been rejected.

ByteDance’s reported acceptance of Oracle as the operator of TikTok in the US is the culmination of an intensive power play by a number of heavyweight technology companies and their investment backers, the White House and Beijing over the past few weeks.

But the future in the US for the video-sharing app, which has been a viral hit among youngsters globally, remains unclear until it is known for certain that the proposed ByteDance-Oracle partnership will persuade the Trump administration to drop its ban, according to analysts and experts.

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Tesla to start shipping China-made Model 3s to Asian markets in push back to Trump’s plan to win back manufacturing jobs



a store inside of a building: Tesla vehicles are seen on an assembly line at the Gigafactory in Shanghai on January 7, 2020 before they roll out for local market debut. Photo: Xinhua


Tesla vehicles are seen on an assembly line at the Gigafactory in Shanghai on January 7, 2020 before they roll out for local market debut. Photo: Xinhua

Tesla is planning to export its Made-in-China electric cars to Asia-Pacific markets, a move seen as a pushback to President Donald Trump’s efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, analysts said.

The carmaker will ship Model 3s produced at its US$2 billion Gigafactory outside Shanghai to reduce costs and shorten the delivery time to its customers in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, Bloomberg reported earlier on Friday, citing people familiar with the decision.

The move suggests Elon Musk will need to ramp up Tesla’s production capacity to meet demand around the region, and stay ahead of a slew of domestic electric-vehicle producers like Nio and Xpeng. These export markets are currently supplied by Tesla’s main factory in Fremont, California.

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Trump’s Second Term Agenda For Education

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump’s campaign released his second-term agenda. Up until this point, the campaign only had a “Promises Kept” website with few details; the Republican Party didn’t even adopt a platform.

But this agenda is also scant with details. The website just has a bulleted list of priorities. In fact, for education, it only includes two bullets: “Provide School Choice to Every Child in America” and “Teach American Exceptionalism.”

Trump doesn’t address anything to do with teachers, improving the quality of education, or early childhood education. He fails to address anything to do with higher education or student loans. 

But what he did include should come as no surprise. Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have made “school choice” a primary priority throughout their time in office, consistently pushing charter schools and

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Trump’s latest Twitter target is Laurene Powell Jobs

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to criticize Laurene Powell Jobs, head of the influential Emerson Collective, tying her to a story in The Atlantic that described his indifference to fallen soldiers and his disdain for soldiers taken as prisoners of war or wounded in battle.



Trump's latest target: Laurene Powell Jobs James Martin/CNET


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Trump’s latest target: Laurene Powell Jobs James Martin/CNET

In Trump’s tweet, sent at 6:48 a.m. ET, he highlighted a tweet that said Powell Jobs donated to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign and had a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine, though it’s actually the Emerson Collective that owns the stake.

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Trump added commentary, saying her late husband Apple co-founder Steve Jobs “would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine.” He then encouraged his followers to, “Call her, write her, let her know how you

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Trump’s latest Twitter target: Laurene Powell Jobs

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to criticize Laurene Powell Jobs, head of the influential Emerson Collective, tying her to a story in The Atlantic that described his indifference to fallen soldiers and his disdain for soldiers taken as prisoners of war or wounded in battle.



Trump's latest target: Laurene Powell Jobs James Martin/CNET


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Trump’s latest target: Laurene Powell Jobs James Martin/CNET

In Trump’s tweet, sent at 6:48 a.m. ET, he highlighted a tweet that said Powell Jobs donated to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign and had a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine, though it’s actually the Emerson Collective that owns the stake.

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Trump added commentary, saying her late husband Apple co-founder Steve Jobs “would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine.” He then encouraged his followers to, “Call her, write her, let her know how you

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