How does Mike Bloomberg change 2020 for Democrats?

Mike Bloomberg is now officially in the race. How does this change 2020 for the Democrats?

Not clear that it changes it at all. Bloomberg's bet is that he can spend tens of millions of dollars between now and Super Tuesday, on March 3rd, and get a bunch of votes and a bunch of delegates on that day. If that happens, it's bad for Joe Biden, it's bad for Pete Buttigieg, because he takes votes away from the moderates. It would help Warren and Sanders. But he could also fall completely flat and be out of the race after Super Tuesday.

Why is President Trump in this big fight with the Navy?

Well, this is a really messy, complicated situation. It's over Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was accused of war crimes, convicted on one for posing with the dead body of a victim. The Navy SEALs wanted to remove him from the SEALs. Trump intervened and said he should stay. It's now led to the ouster of the Navy secretary and a huge mess between the president and the Navy, and the difference between military justice and the intervention of a president. A very messy story.

Eni's luminescent solar concentrators can help smart windows and next-generation buildings generate electricity. But even Eni hadn't imagined using this technology to create eyeglasses capable of charging mobile phones and headsets.

Introducing Funny Applications, Eni's video series that imagines new, unexpected uses for technology. Watch the premiere episode.

We've written recently about how the COVID-19 pandemic will hit poorer countries particularly hard. But the burden of the virus' spread also falls more heavily on working class people even in wealthy countries, particularly in Europe and the United States. This is exacerbating the divide between rich and poor that had already upended the political establishment in countries around the world even before anyone had heard of a "novel coronavirus."


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Meet Mark Wetton, a Kentucky-based businessman who owns a dust-collection factory in Wuhan. He has been there since the beginning of the outbreak, and describes the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak there, life in lockdown, and what things are like today as the city finally begins to reopen its borders and come back to life. He also shares some lessons learned that he hopes Americans will heed.

The coronavirus is likely to hit poorer countries particularly hard, but it is also laying a bigger burden on working class people even in wealthy ones. As less affluent people suffer disproportionately not only from the disease, but also from the economic costs of containing it, we can expect a worsening of income inequalities that have already upended global politics over the past few years. Here is a look at inequality in some of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 so far.

500 million: The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could plunge 500 million people into poverty, according to a new report released by Oxfam. As incomes and economies continue to contract, global poverty will increase for the first time in 30 years, the report predicts, undermining many of the gains of globalization that have pulled millions out of poverty in recent years.

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