I've been beating this drum for years. We should be teaching journalism in school. Not just for journalism majors. Everyone should have a semester of training. If we had started doing that ten years ago, we'd be in a much better place now. #
Substack unveils its RSS reader. A few comments, off the top of my head. 1. They had to do something like this to compete with Medium who sells discovery as their big thing. 2. It's good that they built on a standard, RSS, instead of creating a closed system. 3. You can subscribe to my nightly email feed in Substack's reader. I checked, it works. 🚀#
The key point that the Democrats keep missing is that we want to do more. We will give you money and we will vote, but that's not all we can do. Each of has special talents, abilities. Some of us have more time to give than others. But almost to a person, we want to be part of this, not spectators. Trump kind of got that, with his rallies. He didn't condescend. He included them in his speeches. Talked to them like humans. This stuff isn't hard, you have have to try to see things differently. We're not just dollars and votes. #
I'd like to hear Biden say, when asked if the US can get rid of the virus, hell yeah we can. This is what we're good at. It's why we invested in the military and science, to protect our people from deadly threats. Here's the plan, here's the timetable, and here's how you particpate. #
The Dems talk about Americans, but rarely talk to Americans. #
Last update: Wednesday December 16, 2020; 9:10 PM EST.
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