Archive for August 2020

Al Gore: Trump 'attempting to put his knee on the neck of democracy'

Al Gore: Trump 'attempting to put his knee on the neck of democracy'
Former Vice President Al Gore did a virtual newsmakers event, via Reuters, yesterday and the upcoming Presidential election was one of the many topics that were covered. Fielding a multitude of questions from the media, during a one hour session, Al Gore stated his beliefs that Donald Trump might not accept the results of the election in November, should they not go in his favor. Gore added that Trump is planting the seeds of doubt right now, and that he has no problem ripping us apart as a country in doing so, specifically remarking that Trump is "attempting to put his knee on the neck of democracy."...

Transition to a More Digital World Accelerating Rapidly in 2020

Transition to a More Digital World Accelerating Rapidly in 2020
As has been said many times, the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly accelerating transitions that were already in motion to begin with. A lot of these transitions were inevitable, and they had strong momentum prior to the coronavirus shut down. The trend of moving to a more digital world is first and foremost. Working remotely, whether that's at home or just away from a brick-and-mortar location, is a trend that's been in the works for awhile already. It's been so prevalent that we even saw the rise of We Work in response. Now, in this era of social distancing and business closures, the cost reductions that follow could lead to the end of many brick-and-mortar sites. From 2021 on, you could see more sectors go digital only, where all work is done remotely. That means we'll all need to have more functionality on our devices, as our whole individualized worlds become concentrated online...

New Documentary "Represent" Arrives at Perfect Political Moment

New Documentary "Represent" Arrives at Perfect Political Moment
Available starting today, August 14, on the Music Box Theatre virtual cinema link is the extremely timely documentary "Represent." The film follows three women in the Midwest running for local public office and going up against the entrenched political machines in their respective cities. No area of the country has more swing states than the Rust Belt/Great Lakes region, and perhaps no demographic will be more impactful this election cycle than women. Represent opens with a montage of tv newsers talking up the "year of the woman in politics" trope, in several years past...
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Where Chicago Sports Teams Currently Stand Amid Pandemic

Where Chicago Sports Teams Currently Stand Amid Pandemic
Sports are very far from being a priority right now in the United States, but at the same time their value is rather important within this moment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entertainment industry is essentially shut down, and most of the businesses that comprise the tourism sector of the economy remain closed. In short, there isn't a whole lot to do, and as we try to stay home as much as possible to fight the spread of coronavirus, we need something to watch on television. Luckily, the NBA, MLB and NHL are all currently active and providing some sort of escape during a very trying year...