The Daily Populous

Sunday March 21st, 2021 night edition

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Governors Jeb and George W. Bush in 2000, when they held the GOP and conservatism in their hands.

It’s well-known that there’s no love lost between Donald J. Trump and the Bush family.

They (with the exception of Texas pol George P. Bush) were conspicuously missing from the ranks of Republican leaders who happily or dutifully endorsed the mogul in 2016 or in 2020.

But he also shows he’s far from the prevailing mood in the party he led for eight years.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza read the interview and thought it was remarkable how far the GOP had drifted in the 12 years since Bush left office.

Anywhere in the GOP you look, the hard-right tradition seems now to run from Goldwater to Reagan to George W. Bush — and now to Trump.

All these themes have been evident in conservative Republican politics for many years, but not in this shrill and dominant form. »

Association of “#covid19” Versus “#chinesevirus” With Anti-Asian Sentiments on Twitter: March 9–23, 2020

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To examine the extent to which the phrases, “COVID-19” and “Chinese virus” were associated with anti-Asian sentiments.

Data were collected from Twitter’s Application Programming Interface, which included the hashtags “#covid19” or “#chinesevirus.”

We analyzed tweets from March 9 to 23, 2020, corresponding to the week before and the week after President Donald J. Trump’s tweet with the phrase, “Chinese Virus.” »

Conservative delegates reject adding 'climate change is real' to the policy book

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A double majority of delegates — a majority of delegates overall and the majority of delegates in the majority of provinces — must agree to an official policy change.

Erin O'Toole delivers speech to Conservative policy convention Politics News 29:48 Opposition leader Erin O'Toole delivers speech to the 2021 Conservative policy convention.

While delegates rejected the "climate change is real" proposal, the "policy document already has a section on climate change," DeLorey said. »

LA officially becomes 'no-kill' city as animal shelters achieve 90% save rate

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With Los Angeles animal shelters achieving a save rate of 90.49%, the second-largest city in the U.S. has officially achieved "no-kill" status for the first time.The designation marks the realization of the "No-Kill Los Angeles" initiative launched nine years ago by Best Friends Animal Society, which announced the milestone in a March 10 statement.

"At the outset of the initiative in 2012, only 56% of dogs and cats were emerging from L.A. city shelters alive, the news release said.

"Like many U.S. animal shelters, COVID-19 brought about a massive wave of community involvement to keep pets in homes," the Animal Society said. L.A. »