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"wegman" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

02:48 min | 5 d ago

"wegman" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"Tulu ad manager lets businesses advertise on Hulu for as little as $500 per campaign, surround your brand with some of the hottest shows on streaming TV. Just go to Hulu ad manager dot com slash stream to get started. From wondery, I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this September 26th, happy Monday everyone. Life has its fair share of frustrations, traffic jams, slow Internet connections, and then there's this. Welcome, please scan your first item. Please scan your first item and place it in the bag. Place your item in the bagging area. Each item must be placed in the bagging area. Self checkout. Lately, it's more common than ever during the pandemic, people wanted contactless checkout options. Self checkout allowed them to pay for orders without interacting with another person. When retailers had trouble finding workers because of the labor shortage, more self checkout options seemed like an obvious solution. But CNN reports that more than two and three customers who use self checkout had trouble with the technology in the past year. In one London airport, 20 customers opted to stand in line waiting for a cashier checkout rather than use the self checkout machine which had no line ZD net reports. One grocery chain Wegmans did manage to find a popular twist on the technology. The grocery stores scan app allowed customers to do just that scan their groceries as they shop. Users simply had to download the app connected to their loyalty card and provide a form of payment. Then they could scan and bag their groceries as they went along, and when they were done, a simple tap paid for the groceries and they could be on their way. We'll now wegman's two year old scan app has been paused. The retailer suspended the app last week in an announcement CEO Colleen wegman explained the supermarket chain was losing too much money to shoplifters. Wegmans didn't elaborate on how much the losses were. They did, however, offer irritated scan users 20 bucks for their trouble. One recent UK study found that one in 5 people admitted to scamming a self checkout system in ways ranging from entering a code for a cheaper item to simply neglecting to scan items, grocery dive reports. One London grocery store had more cheap carrots scanned than it ever actually carried in stock the independent reports. Customers were scanning carrots in place of more expensive items. At competitor Amazon, the parent company of wondery, which produces this podcast, a.

"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:11 min | Last month

"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

"That is from the national zoo this morning, they erupted into song, to sing happy birthday to the giant panda cub this morning, shao Chi is celebrating his second birthday by enjoying a fruit sickle cake, which we're told he loves. If you can't make it to the zoo today, you can watch the celebration on the zoos, panda cam, that link is at WTO P dot com. A man is dead after a shooting at a gas station in prince George's county, police arrived on Richie road just before three this morning and found the victim outside the gas station. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police don't have any suspects at this time and are asking for anyone with information to call prince George's county crime solvers. Two planes collided on the ground at the flying circus airshow airfield and foggier county. Virginia state police say one pilot was trying to land yesterday morning while another was taking off when they collided one of the planes overturned. Police say two 62 year old men were injured in the crash, they both suffered minor injuries, a 50 year old woman and a 14 year old girl were also treated at the scene, the crash is under investigation. Fast food chain Wendy says it's pulling lettuce from sandwiches across its restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania after people eating them reported falling ill there. The CDC is investigating the source of what turned out to be an E. coli outbreak that is so far sickened at least 37 people. The government says it's trying to determine whether romaine lettuce is the source of the outbreak and whether romaine used that Wendy's was also served or sold at other businesses. It's not advising people to stop eating at Wendy's or not to eat romaine lettuce. And some wegman's butter sold in our area is being recalled. The FDA says some tubs of wegman's lemon dill finishing butter could be contaminated with Listeria, which can cause serious or deadly infections. The recalled tubs are three and a half ounces and we're sold at Wegmans in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and several other states. The butter can be returned for a refund, you can find a list of the lot numbers of the recalled butter at WTO P dot com. It's ten 55. Money news at 25 and 55. This is a Bloomberg money minute. Your listening to the human upgrade with Dave asbury. You've heard of podcast hosts paying people to be on their shows. We'll now guests are paying to be on the podcast, host Dave asked recharges guests up to $50,000 to

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"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:19 min | Last month

"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

"Had time off and spend it with my friends and did nothing in legal. I'm Karen Chammas. Some wegman's butter sold in our area is being recalled. The FDA says some tubs of wegman's lemon dill finishing butter could be contaminated with Listeria which can cause serious or deadly infections. The recalled tubs are three and a half ounces and were sold at Wegmans in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and several other states. The butter can be returned for a refund, you can find a list of the lot numbers of the recalled butter at WTO P dot com. It's 6 48. Traffic and weather on the 8s here's married to pampa in the traffic center. All right, John, the better news if you're out and about this early Sunday morning, the roadways are cooperating for the most part. Only a couple of things to note, one of which is 66, it's a work zone, continuing to transform 66 outside of the beltway if you're heading east bound between nutley street and the beltway only a single left lane is getting by. The ramp to the outer loop remains closed once you get to the beltway. Plan ahead your workarounds one 23, 29, 50, all viable options, Main Street through fairfax and using the little river turnpike. But if you do take 66, you're heading toward the belt when you miss it, you can pass, turn around at route 7, take the inner loop turnaround route 7, take the left exit and pay for the express lanes, the first left will put you on the express lanes on the outer loop. So easy workarounds, that being said, this is it in Virginia 95 from Frederick to Springfield three 95 all moving pretty well. No other incidents reported. We're going to flip the coin into Maryland. We actually have a new crash out of Calvert county. If you travel to 60 Chesapeake beach, road. And this is going to be on two 60 between voyage Turner and Harrison boulevard. There is a crash, you may be under police direction. The other known in Maryland without delay, I 70 had the racket was heading eastbound in west friendship between 97 Westminster and 32 sites full road exit 76 and 80 the crash adjacent to the westbound way station, units were marked on scene along the left side with caution. The only note in the district is out by New York avenue remaining closed, eastbound between Montana and bladensburg, West Virginia Montana circle and blames burger crash investigation from the early morning Mary

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Mediaite's Sarah Rumpf Offended by Mark Levin's 'Ranting'

Mark Levin

01:51 min | 2 months ago

Mediaite's Sarah Rumpf Offended by Mark Levin's 'Ranting'

"And it puts some really vicious stupid people to work Now I would not call Sarah rump a vicious stupid person I don't know her All I said is she seemed like a 12 year old Her lack of substance in her writing style she took grave grave not even great grave offense She pointed out I'm a lawyer And she was upset at my ranting And she said of course I didn't provide any substantive information in response to her genius Of course I did it's right there on the video that she attached But she's a slow listener She said you know there's four elements for elements in greenhouse gases really Who knew Sarah I've studied this issue at great length many many years ago When you were 12 years old doctor Edward wegman from page one 32 of liberty and tyranny I wrote that book I thought you should know A professor at the center for computational statistics at George Mason university Chair of the national Academy of Sciences committee on applied theoretical statistics Board member of the American statistical association More than just a lawyer was tasked by congressional committee to lead a group of experts in examining the hockey stick evidence Now this evidence but like getting into great detail you see Sarah broadcasting you have limited time Which is why when you write a stupid essay you have all the time in the world

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"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:12 min | 3 months ago

"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

"Schedule your free estimate today. It's 8 11 and it happens every July 1st, new laws go into effect. The district's minimum wage is increasing to 1610 an hour for all non tipped workers. In Maryland, things like diapers, baby bottles and toothpaste are now exempt from sales tax. In Virginia, cocktails to go are legal until 2024, as our alcoholic drinks for delivery. Also in Virginia, a 5 cent tax per plastic bag goes into effect in loudoun county and starting today Wegmans is eliminating plastic bags at its stores in the Commonwealth. Well, it's one of the largest school districts in America, and now the fairfax county public school district has a new superintendent. The board swore in that Michelle Reed last night and she begins today. The reputation of excellence that fairfax county has drawn families from all over the world to attend schools here. I look backwards. I look at where we are today and together moving forward as one community. Now also not everybody's happy with freed's selection. Some of the students, community organizers, and members of the school board were unhappy about how much input they were able to give into the selection process and they question whether Reed has the experience to handle the county size and diversity. As loudoun county grows in diversifies, more and more non English speakers are speaking up at county government meetings, and that's got the county considering some changes. When someone gives public input that allowed and county board of supervisors meeting, the rules say everyone gets two and a half minutes to give their message until now people who don't speak English have gotten 5 minutes. Two and a half minutes for them to speak and then two and a half minutes for their interpreter. Part of supervisor's chair fellas, Randall says the compromise will probably be board members will put on headphones and get a simultaneous translation would still be considered as how the audience can understand what's being said. Things can get lost in translation. And when you use just technology, think of how many times you put something in your text message and an auto corrects to something else. She expects the situation to be worked out by the fall in loudoun county near law can stain double you TLP news. Still to come here real disappointment for some local special education students will tell you what they won't be doing this summer. It's 8 13.

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"wegman" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:18 min | 3 months ago

"wegman" Discussed on KOMO

"At this point in time I have defeated and no one's pointed that out to me The vote to censure him was four to two but because wegman is an elected official only the voters can fire him Jeff pojo in northwest news radio The man accused of shooting at Seattle police and Capitol Hill remains in jail following his first court appearance King County prosecutors argued Damon Lee baker is in danger to the public who had also been involved in several burglaries and house prowls before he was confronted by police Today baker pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and unlawful possession of a firearm We enter a not guilty and we will be reserving on a trip release Prosecutors told the court they worried he would have a violent reaction if officers tried to catch up with him again and ask for his bail to be set at $750,000 The judge said it at half a million The latest COVID projections from UW institute for health metrics and evaluation show what they call secondary omicron waves peaking this month Doctor Chris Murray says while they don't project large numbers of deaths they still expect another a 120,000 COVID deaths between now and October We expect to see numbers starting to go back up again in the northern hemisphere in early September or late September Likely leading into increases again modest increases in the fall Murray says the projections don't include the emergence of a new variant that spreads faster and causes severe disease which he says is always a possibility He says the projections do show wider use of antiviral drugs will help reduce the number of COVID hospitalizations and deaths Ballet symphonies concerts and Shakespeare are all expected to grace Seattle's new $3 million outdoor stage as more For decades local arts aficionados have enjoyed live performances at volunteer parks outdoor stage but after decades of use the structure was crumbling and out of date Now a new state of the art amphitheater is set to open in the same location With a new roof a danceable stage and dressing rooms and brand new bathrooms Musician promoter Terry Morgan extolls the new venue's virtues and really look forward to this being The Crown jewel of arts on Capitol Hill He won't have long to wait after a.

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"wegman" Discussed on Forever35

Forever35

05:16 min | 4 months ago

"wegman" Discussed on Forever35

"Without that. I really growing up. I like really struggled to see myself as a mom imagine myself as a mom and picture what that would look like or how that could be. There was so much of it that was just sort of this blank, this massive blank. And kind of in contrast to that, the picture of what a mother should be, which I think we all know that picture, right? Like what a mother should be was so loud and big and prominent. And so the combination of that, I just was sort of like, I don't think I want to have kids. You know, and that's a lot to unpack in itself. Like how much of how do I know whether I actually don't want to have kids or whether I don't believe that I can have kids or I don't believe it's all of that. But Alex wegman in particular was someone on Instagram that I started following and her pictures of motherhood, I still think about some of her posts today. Like when as I'm becoming this parent that she was when I started following her and thinking not just like I can be a mother and I can make this work but like kind of imagining that disability and motherhood combine can be this like uniquely beautiful thing and how can I lean into the things that are like limitations in one way kind of lean into those limitations to create something uniquely beautiful. So like Alex, I remember one of her posts was writing about like how quickly she gets things done with her kids and how because of her mobility limitations that she does things a little bit slower and instead of seeing that as a deficit or instead of feeling worried or ashamed about that like seeing that as like, this is how we do things and there's something really beautiful about that slow speed that we take..

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"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:34 min | 6 months ago

"wegman" Discussed on WTOP

"Beach did thanks in part to a nationally known African American leader who lived there historian Bill schumann We had civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune and Bethune cookman college We had interracial politics in Daytona Beach Human says the city was segregated but saw the value of becoming the first southern city to allow integrated baseball on the field History shows there were no serious incidents in the crowds welcomed Robinson although blacks and whites sat in separate stands Ballpark is now called Jackie Robinson ballpark Peter king CDS news Daytona Beach Money news of 25 and 55 the stock market is closed today in observance of good Friday Wegman's plans to eliminate plastic bags company-wide by the end of the year The company says in a release its goal is to shift all customers to reusable bags The chain will incentivize the use of reusable bags by charging 5 cents per paper bag and approach that has proven successful in New York and other markets Rents are spiking in nationwide but John Aaron says things could actually be much worse here Prices for units advertised as four rent on realtor dot com grew by nearly 20% over the past two years nationally The D.C. metro area did relatively well by comparison with a price rise of 5.1% over the same period Miami saw its listed rent prices rise by 58% during the past two years Coming up Russia takes renewed aim at the suburbs of Kyiv as the UN says 5 million refugees have fled Ukraine into the start of the war It's 8 56.

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Yamiche Alcindor Pushes Propaganda After Joe Biden's Disastrous Press Conference

The Dan Bongino Show

00:55 sec | 9 months ago

Yamiche Alcindor Pushes Propaganda After Joe Biden's Disastrous Press Conference

"Typically a michiel syndrome This is not a serious journalist It's kind of become a laughingstock lately But after Biden's disastrous presser yesterday she tweets this out President Biden in the longest news conference that presidential history he made news when Jimmy made news It's a presidential pressure that made you shocker stunning Yeah he made news That's right He pushed back on critics Yeah you mean that's kind of what they do Called out lines what his own Took responsibility for mistakes he believes he made Really I recall him saying I have no apologies for Afghanistan Really He took responsibility Express surprise at the GOP This is the lefty of me She also surprised at the GOP and talked foreign policy and didn't lash out at reporters quite the change I guess she missed him lashing out at Phil wegman for asking about the ridiculous Bill Connor comparison But again you can always count on at least there's always one in the lefty media that just has to get out the propaganda and it's typically not a very serious

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"wegman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"wegman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Wegmans food markets. Good luck and happy Father's Day from New Jersey 101.5. Let's checking the roads now. New Jersey Fast traffic. 2 80 still shut down the eastbound exit nine after 10 Northfield Avenue in Western Accident investigation, there was an overturned vehicle Turnpike North found in the exit three and running me. The off ramp is blocked because of a crash there on the Garden State Parkway. We have some Pockets of heavy traffic Pretty much from the Asbury Park Toll Plaza all the way over the Driscoll Bridge, and we also have South Bend approaching except 1 30. A crash cleared away to 87 self funding to Hanover Township Exit 39 crashed three right lanes are blocked. G W Bridge, There's a one hour delay leaving New Jersey. Both upstairs and downstairs. It's up to a half hour now at the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel 35 minutes from both the turnpike in the 19 approach Traffic every 15 minutes. Next report is coming up at 503. I'm National Crispin on New Jersey. What a 1.5 and New Jersey traffic made possible by Viking pest control our wasp aunts and carpenter bees. Bugging you. Making pest control can protect your home or business this summer for a limited time. New customers say $50 on any service get a fast free quote at Viking pest dot com. That's Viking pest. Dot com. Bill Spadea. Stop preaching to the radicals on either side and let's start getting back to New Jersey middle and working class people who deserve a voice and a champion weekday mornings on New Jersey.

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Washington DC Couple Married 62 Years Reunite After a Year Apart

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Washington DC Couple Married 62 Years Reunite After a Year Apart

"62 years, but the pandemic men they couldn't see each other in person for the last 369 days of those 62 years. Well, that all finally changed inside Nova, says 86 year old Russell Tuck, grab the $12 bouquet of flowers from the Wegmans in Gainesville back on Tuesday. As he showed up to the assisted living home where his wife, 85, year old Marjorie Tuck, now lives. It was the first time in a year in four days they could be together in person. The closest the two had been over the months since the pandemic began, was video calls and visits with each other behind plexiglass or separated by a fence outdoors if it was really nice out

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Despite Delivery Service Concerns, Instacart Doubles Valuation Again

Business Wars Daily

03:00 min | 1 year ago

Despite Delivery Service Concerns, Instacart Doubles Valuation Again

"If you feel like you've been throwing a lot of money grocery delivery services of late. You're not the only one instacart just got well. Many cartfuls of money from its existing investors. This latest round of funding marks the second time the company has doubled its valuation since the beginning of the pandemic instacart is now estimated at a whopping forty billion dollars. Not hard to figure out. Why investors are betting on the service. Instacart was a lifeline. For many when everything started shutting down because of the covid nineteen pandemic the service was away from any to avoid going to the grocery store and the inherent risk of that formerly mundane chore and others got hooked on the convenience of it all. Why go to the store when you could just order up the groceries on your phone and have them delivered to your house within a couple of hours before those benefits consumers were willing to pay quite the premium instacart charges as much as nine dollars per delivery or you can pay one hundred bucks a year for unlimited free delivery on top of that grocers pay ten percent per order which is no small amount in an industry where margins usually average two percent or less according to forbes grocers like acne costco wegman's and others have formed instacart partnerships even kerfuffle over the service firing employees. Who wanted to unionize wasn't enough to stop this carts momentum speculation about the company going public and when is swirling with one reuters reports saying instacart might even avoid a traditional ipo an opt for direct listing in which companies go public without raising money through a stock sale but going public is always a bed of roses just ask competitor jordache which went through an ipo in december. Even though the company has agreements with mega retailers. Like seven eleven and cbs. In addition to its restaurant partners and beat its fourth quarter revenue estimates to boot jordache stock dropped because of its big losses due to ipo costs and stock related compensation according to cnbc citron research called door dashes ipo. Quote the most ridiculous of twenty twenty and said the stock was not worth a fraction of its price. The main concern about the valuations around these delivery. Service companies is. What happens after the pandemic with vaccinations. Well underway hopeful new. Cdc guideline saying that we can hug mom and dad again with caution will consumers still be willing to pay more for convenience on a recent earnings call. Jordache leaders reported still seeing growth in areas where covid restrictions have been eased a hopeful sign for the future at instacart the companies using its windfall to secure deals with a broader retail base. It has recently struck deals with big lots staples and walgreens to name a few. So even if you do wanna head back to the store to pick out your own meat and produce you just might keep turning to the delivery service to bring you that. Inexpensive sofa were case of copy paper ordered and with the universe of retailers. Out there who knows what new ways the company will find to deliver the goods

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"wegman" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Trump as Hitler For four long years. They don't have to maintain the fiction that Trump is Hitler and that any Inability or unwillingness to say that Joe Biden is president elect is manifestation. Hitlerian intends to coo. It's a coup. It's a crappy narrative, but they're gonna go with it. Jesse Wegman has an opinion piece, a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. Which of course, is basically just salon dot com. At this point, there's a piece titled The Republican Party is attacking democracy. Our survival as a nation depends above all on the loser, accepting the results of an election. Okay. Well, the results of the election are not yet clear. If the results of the election have not yet been certified, not one state has certified vote. Now. One elector has voted. It would be a threat to democracy. If say, we went through this entire legal process, and the election was certified and all the electorate voted. And then Trump was like I'm not leaving right then you would have a constitutional crisis. There is no indicator that this is going to happen. It doesn't matter. The media again have to spend this narrative that Trump was always a threat to democracy and that justified as being absolutely horrific garbage in our job. It justified a silencing dissent. It justified US reporting rumor It justified us reporting anonymous bull crap for years, because after all, if you're reporting on Orange Hitler, you have to make sure that you stop Orange Hitler by any means necessary. Now when it appears that Trump might leave office. We have to re examine all of their premises. Wait a second, Hitler never left office. I see the hallmark of dictators is that they don't leave the hallmark of dictators is that if their challenge they liquidate their dissenters, But Trump isn't doing any of that. So one of two things is true. You know, the media are a bunch of liars who spun out this bizarre narrative and now are forced to confront that fall City or Trump actually is going to be orange, Hitler. And then in the end, Donald Trump is going to call in the jackboots so they're just gonna continue playing in this fantasy land. I mean, it really is an incredible thing. They're so stuck in their own heads. They can't get out. Jesse Wegman says it turns out there was a coordinated attack on the 2020 election after all. Began several years ago and accelerated in the last several months. Now that Election day has passed, it is launched into overdrive. Its weapons are baseless insinuation and evidence free charges deployed solely to sow chaos and undermine the results of a free and fair election, one that produced a clear winner and even clearer loser. The most dangerous Attackers are not the Russians or the Chinese. They're the leaders of the Republican Party. In the face of a commanding national triumph by President elect Joe Biden, not just an electoral college victory, but a popular vote margin approaching five million. President Trump and top Republicans are behaving like spoiled Children refusing to let go of their toys. Now I have a question. Um, Stacey Abrams. Governor Georgia, Right? No, no. Euler. Hillary Clinton, right, legit president of the United States in 2016, Donald Trump, illegitimate Russian collusion Facebook's fault, general. Yeah, I'm just I'm not willing to hear that It is a deep and abiding threat to democracy when people use the legal process in order to challenge a vote. Just to be straight about this. The media's take is that if the entire intelligence apparatus and mobilized in order to investigate a bull crap claim of Russian collusion, that is not in fact a coup, and if you say it's a cool, you're really bad, but it is a coup. If you file a lawsuit that goes to court and then you abide by the results. I don't think you know what the word Cummings, you ass hat. I really don't. I don't think you know what any of this means Anything. You know what fascism means? Don't you know what cool means? I don't think you know what any of this means. So what is there proof that the coup is happening? The proof is that Republicans won't congratulate Joe Biden. Now I'm unaware of a constitutional provision that says that you have to congratulate a person who is not yet officially the president elect. Joe Biden is projected to be the president elect. That is true. It is true that Donald Trump is a heavy legal burden in order to demonstrate voter fraud sufficient to overturn election results. All of that is true. It is true that if you had the place money on it right now, Joe Biden is the most likely person to be taking the oath of office on January 20th. But if you had the back, that is true, none of that means that there is anything mandating that people say. Joe Biden is president elect now or that or that or that President Trump concede the election before all of legal challenges are exhausted, especially if you believe that there is serious voter fraud. And yet this is the proof. The proof of fascism is not the Trump is holding up in the Oval Office and preparing the brigades. The proof of fascism is that Ron Johnson won't say congratulations to Joe Biden. If that's if that's your proof of fascism, guys, I have a feeling that you really don't know what fascism is coming up. Our media make it very, very clear facts do not matter.

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"wegman" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on KOMO

"The former vice president of the president, Obama says it's time for America to unite and hell after the victory, Biden said, quote with the campaign over it's time to put the anger and harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. Biden made no mention of President Donald Trump, who has not conceded the race and is promising unspecified legal challenges. Seeking to overturn the outcome of the race for the White House, Trump said in a statement quote that our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws. They're fully upheld, and the rightful winner is seated. He also took another stab at the media when he called them Biden's allies, whom he says were trying hard to push the election in the democratsfavor. Trump was in his Virginia golf course when the presidential race was called for Joe Biden Even before the race was called with the apparent wind in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden was ahead of Donald Trump in the popular vote by about 3%, according to The Associated Press. That means more than three million more people voted for Biden than Trump. So why don't we use that number? What's the deal with the Electoral College? That question comes up every four years. So we're raising it again with the New York Times editorial Board member Jesse Wegman, who's written a book called Let The People Pick the President the case for abolishing the Electoral College. He talked with ABC. Sherry Preston. You can't just do it with one big popular vote. That would be chaos. We'll agree on that right? No. Why? Why would it be chaos and well, what I mean is by that is I mean, you talk about this combination of state's getting together and it depends on where you live, and it depends on population. Does it make more sense to do it in that more nuanced way? Or could we have one big that election? We have effectively a national popular vote right now. Every every state lets its people vote for the president. You know, that's That's how it happens. The only reason we don't measure the vote that way is because of these statewide winner take all laws. And it's those laws that erase millions of Republicans in California, millions of Democrats in Texas and tens of millions of Americans of all political stripes all over the rest of the country. I don't quite understand argument that says Oh, if we went to AA popular, but somehow it would be chaos. We're running a popular vote right now, and it's not chaos. What about the electoral college designed being designed to prevent some sort of a populist coming into power? Is that what the founding fathers follow father's were thinking off. One of their major concerns was that many people would not know enough about national political candidates like those for president rather than, say, those for the House of Representatives on that, therefore, they might get fooled into choosing someone who was not the fittest to leave the country. They would choose a demagogue. You know, that was their concern was it was Somebody who kind of riled up the worst instincts of the people and sort of incited them to violence and bad behavior. And I think you know that that was their idea. The Electoral College has never actually functioned in that way to protect us against the dangers of a demagogue. And I think you know, I would say what we've seen over the last four years, which would suggest that it has, it has served almost the exact reverse function. Does the electoral college favor one party over the other? It goes back and forth. There is the college can be biased in favor of the Democrats or the Republicans. It switches every year. It can be hard to know in advance whom it's going to help this year and certainly in 2016 it benefit of the Republican in 28, 2008 and 2012. When Barack Obama wanted actually tipped toward the Democrat, there was a bias in the electoral college in favor of the Democrats. The bigger picture here is that it does not have any long term systematic benefit for either party. Over the decades, both parties get almost an identical number of popular votes throughout American history. And finally, why is it so difficult to get rid of the electoral college? A lot of polls show that people would prefer to have a popular vote. Not just a lot of polls. Every poll since the question has been asked on. In fact, 800 times in American history, there's been an attempt in Congress to amend the electoral college or abolish it completely in favor of popular vote. That's way more than for any other single provision of the Constitution. A major part of the answer is one of them is inertia, right? People just kind of get used to what what's in place, and it's hard to change big systems and big structures. But another one and I think perhaps even more important is that throughout American history, there has always been at least one party, one faction and sometimes more than one who sees the electoral college as working to there. Advantage in the short term politically, and so they protected right now that party is the Republicans. Why would they get rid of a system that is helping them hold onto power? Democrats have defended in the past two and I think the way that we actually change this in the end is when both parties understand that in the long run, everybody has heard representative Democracy itself is hurt when most Americans are ignored in their choice of President. Thank you so much, Jesse. Thanks for having me Mrs Cuomo News radio 97.7 FM Am 1000 Your money at 20 and 50 past the hour on Comeau News time now for money new sponsored.

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"wegman" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

06:30 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on KGO 810

"You know, the state particular federalism is protected by all kinds of structures in our government from the Senate to the House of Representatives to governors and state Legislature, So I'm not too concerned about state having power as state. I think in the election of the President, I'm I'm fine with it being done on a national level. I understand, And I respect the arguments of people who think the national popular vote compact where statement retain that power is better. I I guess I would aim for the amendment just because it would once and for all. Put that in our Constitution and say we value majority rule at the level of the presidential election just as we do at every other election in the country. Interesting. Okay, Jesse, How would you look? How would eliminating the electoral college system changed the way national campaigns are conducted? Change the way candidates deal with the electorate. Yeah, That's a great question. And, you know, I spent the last chapter of my book talking to campaign managers and feel directors from both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns for the last 25 years. And they have fascinating insight because these are the people who actually have the win an election. So I thought, Who better to ask about how things would change than them? And I said, How would you change your your approach and and what would be different if you had to win? If your candidate had to win the popular vote rather than the electoral college and almost to a person they all wanted a popular vote election because right now, you know they have to win a sliver of votes in wherever it is this year, you know, with constant or the I four corridor in Florida and this year Is this year? Miami Dade, you know, or Arizona in Maricopa, You know it. It's like it really distorts the whole principle of representative democracy and one person one vote when you have candidates vying for just tiny slivers of the electorate, a few 1000 people here a few 1000 people there in an election which 150 million or more Americans are going to vote. So what they said was, If you had a national popular vote election candidates would in fact go everywhere to win votes. They would try to invoke everywhere because they know that they need the most votes to win the election and both everywhere account. Would they? Really Though? Jesse, why would you go to states? You know, very with very little population. Why would you spend any time in the Dakotas? Why would you spend any time in other states that have very slim populations. Montana? Why would you waste your time if your presidential candidate going there? Well, let me put the question back to you in a different way. Consider how candidates right now run for statewide office, right, governors say or presidential candidate in battleground states. In those scenarios, you have to win the most votes and all votes count the same. That's that's basically what I'm saying. We need to do on the presidential level and in those elections Those candidates go everywhere. You know candidates. Candidates for Governor don't just sit in the big cities and who, you know, Hoover up all the votes. There they go all over the state, even if they think they're going to lose a particular region of the state. They want to lose it by left. Sure, actually. How campaigns work today is that they go everywhere to win votes when they know they need the most to win. But they don't but you know, it's different at the state level. It's not nearly as large geographically and it's very difficult for candidates to even do what they do now, but if they have to spend time in all of these low population states Do you really believe they'll actually go there or will they be ignored? I think I do think they'll go there. I agree with you. It's the countries geographically bigger than the date. I do think the nature of campaigning is changing before our eyes. I don't think necessarily candidates physical visit make all the difference in the world. You know, we can point to examples where they may have made a difference. But there's probably many more examples where they don't. But the point is where you completing for votes regardless of where the candidate him ourself goes, where you competing for votes, and and whom are you listening to? On? I really think that's the point. You know. Another way to break it down is the country's almost evenly divided into four quadrants, right big cities, suburbs, small towns and rural him. That's almost exactly even population in those four groups, so none of those groups is going to dominate any of the others, and any candidate worth his or herself is going to say I need to win as many votes as I can from each of those You know, bucket and they're not going to ignore rural areas. They're not going to spend all their time in the big cities. You know, it just doesn't work that way right now. And I don't think it would work that way under a national popular vote. Great, Jesse you I deeply appreciate your Knowledge on this, and it's a great discussion. Supporters of the current electoral process say it forces candidates into truly national campaigns. Is that true? It's just not true. I mean, 95 plus percent of all campaign visit ad dollars Policy proposals are aimed at just that small sliver of battleground state. You know the example that we've been using this year's fracking. Why have the Kennedys been talking so much about fracking who supports racking? Who doesn't support fracking is because it's a big issue for voters in western Pennsylvania. All right, fine. You know, I mean tracking matters and the interests of voters in western Pennsylvania should matter to the candidate. But they shouldn't matter to the exclusion of all the other issues that concern millions of other Americans. Right in California. You have massive wildfires. You have issues of climate climate change. Nobody talking to you about those. Nobody cares because California's going going for the Democrat regardless, and so, you know, Donald Trump doesn't need isn't going to try to do anything to help you because he's not going to get your electoral votes. I really think that is Is one of the big on most corrosive problems with the college as it operates today, Okay, Jesse is a great conversation, and it's coming up again because of what's happening in this election is the count continues for electoral votes around the country. Jesse Wegman, the author of Let The People Pick the President, the case for abolishing the Electoral College. Jesse, I really appreciate your coming on. Oh, thanks So much for having a great conversation. It was. Thank you, my friend were going to pause here for a moment because as we still wait for results in places like Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Joe Biden is about to speak to the country in moments, So we're going to pause and take that for you so that you can hear what Joe Biden has to say. Has this fascinating process continues. Dan actually sitting in for Pat Thurston..

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"wegman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Seven o'clock. Good morning. I'm David first we're going up to a high of 52 degrees today with partly sunny skies Right now it's 42 degrees in Central Park. It is Election day, and polls are open W When my C reporters Arun Veronica call and Fred mogul have been out since before dawn to see what's happening at voting locations around the city, and they join us now. A room. You're a PS 69 in Jackson Heights, Queens. What's the situation there? Well, it's a pretty good turnout. David Ah, lots of people of time stretching around. Down the block people here there's interprets inside serving voters to begin Croghan Chinese in the Bangla. Spanish and voters don't have different feelings on one you John Blue and said, You feeling hopeful and nervous with a little more stress on the latter than the former Well, it's a chilly day. Our people unhappy to be waiting in line now, I think there's a lot of energy people committed. People come here every election cycle at this hour, and they were surprised to see how many more people were there. People are, you know, turning up and very committed to, you know, casting a ballot. Okay, thanks. Sharon and Fred, You aren't at Jackie Robinson Elementary and middle schools in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. How are things there? Well here at the site of the old field, their lines around the block. Also 100 100 people. Ah, also a lot of energy, and some people said they had hoped to make it to early voting but couldn't make it other said No, They're just they just like the tradition of coming out on election day, even if it does being waiting on line. I mean, Mona Singletary's a woman I talked to. She thought you'd do a little better by being at around six AM Ah, there were already It doesn't people ahead of her figures you might get done by 8 30. But she works on the front lines and healthcare. She checks people health insurance coverage at a local public hospital on she thinks the election is important about that that the one candidate stands for a lot more health care choices. In another, you know with a wink of an eye, said she wouldn't say which one Okay, He's Fred Mogul and Arun. Veronica. Paul. Thank you very much. We'll be checking in throughout the morning. Stay warm. Thank you. For the sixth day in a row. New Jersey's hospitals reported more than 1000 patients with a confirmed or suspected case of covert. 19 governor Phil Murphy says cases continue to rise as the state battles what he's called a second wave of the virus. He's urging residents to limit indoor gatherings, especially with Thanksgiving approaching. This won't be the year for travelling toe large family gatherings. As I've said before. This is the year to gather around a smaller table so we can hope to be able to gather around a bigger one next year. New Jersey is reporting a weekly average of more than 1600 new cases a day. 42 degrees right now Going up to 52. It's 707. Support for NPR comes from the Candida fund supporting individual dignity and sustainable communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas. Learn more at K nd D a fun dot or GE. On the next. All of it will hear an argument for abolishing the Electoral college. Jesse Wegman, a member of the New York Times editorial board, joins us to discuss his book What the people pick the president..

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"wegman" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on 600 WREC

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Lars Larson

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Grocery chains rationing meat to curb hoarding

"News one big box retailers setting limits on meat purchases says there's a slowdown in the supply chain Costco is telling its members they can only buy three items which include poultry beef and pork the company is making the move to help insure that more members are able to purchase products they want in need other grocers have also adopted similar measures grocery giant Kroger said it has purchased limits on ground beef and fresh pork well New York based supermarket chain Wegmans has set limits on family packs a boneless skinless chicken breast and eighty percent ground beef industry analysts say we could be seeing an increase in spot shortages of made at some grocery stores as me processing plants shutter due to corona virus

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"wegman" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"Customer floor space so that's essentially what they're doing in New Jersey Wegman's and whole foods if you the you know they're limiting the number of people allowed in the stores you're not allowed to use a motorbike or jet ski so I guess people who are jet ski enthusiasts even though it's freezing in Michigan right now I guess I've got a problem with that if you're not buying food or medicine or other essentials you should not be going into the storm that's common sense so but yet they've had like thousands of people are driving their cars to the state capitol to protest all this I'm not even I do I just don't understand unless this is just this just feels purely political are you Michigan be can be a little bit of a purple state so this just feels like it's Republicans railing against the democratic governor that's that's the that's the only thing that I can glean from this because there is nothing that she saying that is different from any other state were were all abiding by the others there are others that have Republicans and they're really into it we have a Republican governor of Massachusetts the Democrats are really against some of the things that he's suggested which I've not been there so that I don't know what the problem is this is just going I don't know yeah in sports news kind of doctor Fauci says that sports can return could very possibly return this summer but only if the stands are empty he said filled with mannequins like in yeah that Chinese baseball league this is the athletes have to stay in a hotel to be very well surveilled they need to be tested often every week perhaps as some people he says are skeptical as sports could survive without fans he said people say well you know you can't play without spectators I think you probably get enough buy in from people who are doing at that I think you can see more when you watch stuff on television anyway then you can and most of the seats I was a baseball or football or anything I don't know a small fan I don't really I watch hockey sometimes on TV but I'm not really a sports watcher but I I think so many people who are stuck at home and watching games from you know the the two thousand early two thousands I think I think sports fans would love to see a game even if there are no spectators I don't think it would matter Jennifer is on the side or missing and I went to see a Lakers game one night now a we sat up in the in the press booth and we can see thank yeah I don't know what it was that it yeah those guys the press with are only there for show they watch the game on TV I they don't know what's in the game there Y. Ben are watching it from the from this from the stadium most of the stuff they're watching they have all of the cameras all the angles not just what's on TV at that time is that's misleading they have all of the visuals there are usually four or five cameras well placed so that you can see everything is going on and so those cameras or what they look at I'm gonna get it's like when people go to a concert and there and you know up in the in a box never understand the appeal means you end up watching the entire concert on little monitor right the monitors are those big things that are on the stage yeah badger Johnson I see some parallels between this situation in the HIV aids problem that he had trying to get people educated as to some of the write in votes on the wrong info in the black community his partner with the N. B. A. N. its fight against the virus he's going to be a bunch of PSA's destroyed this weekend that basically present in their town meetings and attempt to bring information because a lot of people of like don't want to have they've heard that the hard stuff and they've got a heart problem so they want to take the medicine that sort of thing and so he's trying to straighten that out which makes good sense in that television news American idol is doing remote live shows anybody watching American idol I don't watch idol but I do think it'll be interesting to see how they pull that off because even the contestants are going to be singing from home and as we all know it's wonderful to watch street performers you perform in their living room or whatever but this the the quality of the sound is not good so I don't know if he's singing competition well he's been in his house doing Kelly and I watch Kelly and Ryan in the mornings and I said is our New York is going out to New York to is it I don't know where he was just in his in it he's in his kitchen I'm not sure where he is but it it's it's weird though because if you're in a singing competition how can you really you know showcase your vocals that well it's difficult very difficult but interesting.

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"wegman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"A fellow shopper at Wegmans in west Windsor and a dog groomer in Parsippany Erin Vogt New Jersey won a one point five to use he won a one point five news time five thirty one Dan's back with instant weather I think today is shaping up to be our nicest weather day of the week not the warmest but certainly the sunniest we have seen some scattered rain pushed through New Jersey overnight still a couple of showers left over coastal Monmouth and ocean counties for the next few minutes the rest of the day will be dry with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures were around fifty now and we'll see highs in the mid sixties this afternoon little cooler along the coast increasing clouds tonight comfortable evening lows fall into the lower forties we start tomorrow with another round of showers for the southern half of the state that's only a morning thing will break in the sunshine again by the afternoon with highs in the lower sixties Wednesday turns mostly cloudy but on settled here with a couple rounds of rain early and late maybe even a thunderstorm on Wednesday temperatures are really tricky here I think we're gonna see sixties just about everywhere maybe stuck in the fifties to the north maybe seventy plus especially to the south west that is nice and warm maybe even a little bit sticky Thursday a chance of a shower then turning windy and cooler sixties on Thursday but falling back into the fifties by the weekend right now James Burke is fifty one west Milford forty seven and Tinton falls and even fifty New Jersey won a one point five news time five thirty two New Jersey fast traffic is next current events have impacted all of us in different ways for instance you may still need to sell your home but you're thinking we don't want people coming through our house right now well my.

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"wegman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:38 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is fresh AIR and if you're just joining us my guest is Jesse Wegman he's the author of the new book let the people pick the president the case for abolishing the electoral college he's also a member of the New York times editorial board if the electoral college was abolished which is very unlikely to happen how do you think it would change campaigning look presidential elections in the classic so one of the most fascinating parts of working on this book was that I I got to talk to you dozens of campaign managers and field directors and people involved in how in running national campaigns and the the simple answer is it would change it pretty dramatically and in their eyes for the better with almost no exceptions I found that both on the Republican and the democratic side all of these people who run these campaigns would prefer a popular vote election why and that's well it's because they understand how distorting it is to have to focus their efforts on the small handful of battleground states every four years they know it's crazy that when you're trying to win a prize an election for an office that covers the entire country that you're only focusing on a small percentage of the voters in that country and that you don't really care what any of the other voters say or think or want you really care about what people in Ohio or even a sliver of Ohio or the I. four corridor in Florida or you know a few towns in Wisconsin want and that just is fundamentally it's a it's a fundamental discrepancy between how a president needs to govern which is all three hundred and thirty million people in the country and how president runs to win that office which is sometimes even just a few tens of thousands of voters so these campaign managers and and and field directors that I spoke to basically made the case that yeah sure it would be a different system they would be going to different places they would be trying to win votes in places they're not trying to right now but that they print would vastly prefer it because it would mean reaching out to voters everywhere rather than just a few narrow constituencies so you think if we abolish the electoral college it could lead to more moderation in politics what do you think that when candidates run for president now they really only have to worry about the interests of small numbers of voters so for example what do you know people in Ohio water what do people in Florida or Wisconsin want I think that leads to candidates who are naturally going to be more extreme more divisive they don't need to worry about what most voters in America want you saw that in twenty sixteen with Donald Trump when you have to appeal to the vast majority of voters you have your your policies are going to buy nature become more moderate become more in the middle of where most Americans are I think more of most Americans do not want extreme policies they want mainstream policies and if you are appealing to them they're going to vote for a candidate who advances those rather than for the candidate out on the fringes as writing a book on the electoral college changed your idea of how American democracy has worked historically that's a really interesting question I mean it it's fascinating to think about how much we might have been different if we elected our president differently just for an example state's electoral votes are the same states get the same number of electoral votes no matter how many people in their state vote right so it doesn't matter to them whether a hundred people are voting in their state or you know ten million people are voting if you think about how much sooner we might have had to say the women's right to vote if states realized that wow if we give half of our adult population the right to vote we're gonna have a lot more say in the outcome of the election you just it just changes the entire calculus for how the country might have developed but instead there was no incentive to do that because the state's got the same number of electors in the end so let's talk about what's happening now as we record this as a result of the corona virus a couple of states have already postponed their primaries I know your book is about the electoral college and it's about history but you've been very caught up in the electoral process I'm wondering how you think it's going to affect our election if if more states postpone their primaries or you know for the states that aren't postponing them a lot of people will probably be afraid to go out and vote especially if it means standing on a long line in close proximity to other people in or told to avoid standing in close proximity to other people right now right and this is I mean we're facing an unprecedented situation here so I fully understand that the states that have decided to postpone their primaries I think this is as good an argument as any for loosening up our rules about how people can vote and having mail voting by mail having no excuse absentee ballots which is another way of voting by mail yes I think whatever we can do to keep turn out at a time when people very rightly should not be standing near each other in long lines it's a good thing I also think like any other crisis or any other stress on the system this falls more heavily on lower income communities and and communities of color and the kinds of people that I think are always more on the margins of voting than say people in wealthier communities who might not have such a hard time casting about waiting in line so I I'm really especially concerned for them as we approach these the next round of primaries well I really so much appreciate you coming out to the studio to do this interview thank you so much Jesse Wegman I really really appreciate it and I wish you good health please stay well thanks and you too Jesse Wegman is the author of the new book let the people pick the president the case for abolishing the electoral college he's a member of the New York times editorial board tomorrow on fresh AIR let's talk about music in this time of fear stress.

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"wegman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

06:07 min | 2 years ago

"wegman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"The case for abolishing the electoral college by Jesse Wegman and I'm reading from the interaction this is a page twenty but what exactly can we do about the electoral college people been trying to answer that question for more than two centuries since the first proposed amendment to the electoral college was introduced in Congress in seventeen ninety seven there have been more than seven hundred attempts to reform or abolish it more by far than any other provision of the constitution only one has succeeded the twelfth amendment which was ratified in eighteen oh four to fix a technical flaw on the college's design but left it otherwise intact in late nineteen sixties an amendment abolishing the college you're replacing it with the national popular vote passed the house of representatives and came extraordinarily close in the Senate but was blocked by a filibuster at the time eighty percent of the American public support and switching to the popular vote as did president Richard Nixon and other top Republicans and Democrats to some this litany of failure speaks to itself I think it's a waste of time to talk about changing the electoral college former president Jimmy Carter said in two thousand Carter and supported a national popular vote in the sixties and seventies I would predict a two hundred years from now will still have the electoral college he said was president Carter right is simply our fate as Americans to remain trapped by the historical quirks of the constitution it is too easy to revere into our to change after the failed effort in the sixties when American politics were far less polarized today and there is no simple partisan divide over the issue it's clear that a constitutional amendment is not in the cards but there may be another way to call the national popular vote interstate compact an agreement among states to a war all of their electors to the winner of the national popular vote rather than the winner of their statewide vote the contact will take effect when it is joined by states representing a majority of electoral votes two hundred and seventy thus guaranteeing that the candidate who wins the most votes in the country becomes president the ingenuity of the contact is that it doesn't touch the constitution its target is the statewide winner take all rule currently in use in forty eight states Maine and Nebraska are the exceptions this rules what makes presidents out of popular vote losers it incentivizes presidential campaigns to ignore more than a hundred million American voters living in non competitive states during what should be a national electoral contest into a series of bitter hyper local malls it focuses nearly all campaign spending her policy proposals on a few so called battleground states where even a small shift in voting can lead to an electoral jackpot for one side or another at familiar red blue map will obsess over every four years is nothing but a visual representation of state winner take all rules with the stays stamps democratic or Republican as though that is its true identity regardless of how many voters from the other party cast a ballot there this is bad for democracy and should concern all Americans no matter where they live or which political party they support in contrast when candidates know that all those are equal and they need a majority of them to win they're forced to seek the support of all Americans and craft policies that appeal to as many people as possible the popular vote compact was launched in two thousand six and got its first member state Maryland the following year as of October twenty nineteen fifteen states and the district of Columbia together representing a hundred ninety six electoral votes and joined seventy four more and the compact takes effect so far only democratic majority states have joined the compact and while the twenty sixteen election dealt a significant setback to efforts to enlist Republican led states lawmakers of both parties around the country continue to support it and Republican led chambers have passed it in four states critics of the compact call it an end run around the constitution and it's true that the constitution's framers never mentioned something like a popular vote compact they also never mention the winner take all rule but that didn't stop the majority of states rapidly adopted it to benefit themselves that's the whole point of the compact the framers gave states near total control over how to allocate their electors the fact that the compact is an agreement among states also means that unlike a constitutional amendment which is effectively permanent member states may back out if they later decided they don't want to be a part of it opponents of the popular vote argue that no matter how you might achieve it it's not the way our country is built as a popular saying goes were Republican not a democracy electoral college is one of the core Republican elements of the framers constitutional design like the Senate and the Supreme Court sure there precisely to prevent majorities from running rampant in other words majority rule is not our only organizing principle and perhaps not even our most important to problems however with this argument the minor one is on the surface involves terminology the United States is both a Republican and a representative democracy the two terms describe the same thing a government in which the people the ultimate power but elect representatives to make laws policies and other decisions on their behalf the founders used the term Republic to distinguish what they were building from a monarchy for them to mock Chrissy generally referred to as the director of all ideas in ancient Athens for the New England town meeting where the people literally make the laws themselves but American politics at the national level has never been and never will be a direct democracy so any distinction between the terms today is meaningless as one political columnist put it to say that the US is a Republican not a democracy is like claiming the beef and pork but not cows and pigs the bigger problem the same is the implication that lies beneath it the book what the people think the president by Jesse Wegman coming up this week on the size revolution is the corona virus or to show us the.

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More big retailers ask customers to leave guns behind

Phil's Gang

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More big retailers ask customers to leave guns behind

"Drug chain CVS and Walgreens as well as grocery chain Wegman's food market have joined the chorus of retailers requesting the customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even in states that allow it the announcements on Thursday follows similar moves by Walmart the nation's largest retailer as well as Kroger earlier this week Starbucks Wendy's and target of already ask customers not to open the carry guns unless their law enforcement

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On The Edge With Thayrone

00:45 sec | 3 years ago

Walgreens, CVS, Wegmans ask shoppers to not openly carry firearms

"In states where it's legal to openly carry firearms the number of retail chains asking customers not to keep growing boxes going all Scott has this life release of the calls against open carry now include the nation's two largest drugstore chain CVS and Walgreens as well as northeastern grocer Wegman's delta airlines and bank of America have also join Kroger and Walmart in calling for customers to leave guns in their cars are at home and pushing for laws to control gun violence to wal-mart's in Texas and Mississippi have been sites of recent deadly shootings the announcements of bully gun control advocacy organizations but backlash is expected from pro gun groups Congress could act on legislation when they return from recess

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First Soy, Then Almond: Now Bananas are Upending the Milk Market

Business Wars Daily

04:20 min | 3 years ago

First Soy, Then Almond: Now Bananas are Upending the Milk Market

"<music> ah from wondering i'm david brown and this is business words daily on this thursday august twenty second great to have you with this first companies were milking soybeans then almonds cashews oats and even peas will now they've gone bananas. That's right eight a startup. His introduced what it's calling banana milk lactose intolerant banker named jeff richards started experimenting with more palatable versions of alternative milk back in twenty twenty twelve. Everyone likes bananas he figured and so that was the fruit he chose. He worked with food scientists to make the beverage taste better than just watered down banana puree array adding organic sunflower seed butter cinnamon and sea salt finally happy with the flavor he launched the company called moala. <hes> in two thousand sixteen richards began with placements in fifteen stores in central texas. The beverage comes inappropriately friendly. Looking containers bananas are friendly food after all squeezed onto shelves next to carton after carton of alternative and regular. Milk's wouldn't be easy to grow this company as yahoo finance. Wrote richards is bringing being bananas to a dairy. I'll knife fight not to mention a legislative as we've reported here. Previously several states are trying to outlaw the use of the word milk for any beverage that doesn't come from a cow or maybe a goat while most haven't succeeded yet as the dairy industry continues to decline desperation desparation among dairy suppliers grows so you can count on that fight to continue as these kinds of entrepreneurial origin stories tend to go ho foods notice that organic gluten free low calorie banana milkin tried it out that of course led to other mainstream grocers paying attention today. It's in about out two thousand whole foods safeway wegmans kroger and costco stores across the country richard says the company will add another one thousand stores by the end of the year not to be outdone by competitors offering other kinds of alternative milks moala also sells almond and oat milk but banana milk richard claims is the company's company's best seller sales grew nine hundred percent year over year. Fast company tells us as the fastest of any alternative milk but wait a minute. You need to keep keep in mind. That kind of growth is easier to achieve when you're starting from a tiny base right that's true even with banana milks relatively high price. It's five dollars to six dollars for for forty eight ounces or about a third of a gallon so what's mola's story mean well. Two things one is that an entrepreneur recognized that for many consumers alternative milks have a taste problem and he said to find out well an alternative to the alternatives. The other is far for more serious for the dairy business. Banana milk is just one more jab to hurting dairy suppliers dean foods owner of land-o-lakes and white milk brand dairy. A pure among others appears to be in freefall. It stock dropped more than thirty five percent last week. After it reported a quarterly loss that company a leader in the dairy business business blamed its loss on retailers discounting private label milk in order to boost sales dairy sales as a whole of declined three percent year over year her while plant based milks have gone in the other direction. They're growing at a robust six percent. A year and shoppers are willing to pay almost twice as much for alternative milks. It's easy to smile at bananas america's favorite fruit but the rise of alternative milks. Whatever we wind up calling them could also caused some far more gloomy consequences for america's dairy farmers. We'll keep you posted from wondering this business wars daily you like our show shared on twitter those one hundred forty characters sure would would make us happy. I'm david brown we'll see.

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Wegmans pulls cauliflower rice, stir fry mixes on E. coli fears

WBZ Midday News

00:24 sec | 4 years ago

Wegmans pulls cauliflower rice, stir fry mixes on E. coli fears

"Wagmans has voluntarily recalled fresh cauliflower products because they may be contaminated with e coli bacteria included in the recall, our cauliflower rice, veggie cauliflower rice blend and stir fry mix with Calley flower, which were shoulder in wagmans produce department from December seven to the eighteenth, and they can be returned for a full

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Wegmans pulls cauliflower rice, stir fry mixes on E. coli fears

WBZ Morning News

00:22 sec | 4 years ago

Wegmans pulls cauliflower rice, stir fry mixes on E. coli fears

"Police at Randolph say the first message they received in their new text to nine one one program help save the life of a suicidal, man. The message. Which read I no longer have a reason to live with sent Friday night right after the program launched officers were able to quickly reach the home of the Twenty-three-year-old where they found him hanging unconscious, but still with a pulse. He was taken to the

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Prison inmate kills 3 with guns of stabbed police officers in Belgium

24 Hour News

02:03 min | 4 years ago

Prison inmate kills 3 with guns of stabbed police officers in Belgium

"China this week for more talks us home prices climbed in march the snp core logic case schiller twenty city home price index rose six point eight percent in march from a year earlier the sharpest gains were in seattle las vegas and san francisco the home price index is slightly higher than the two thousand six peak before the housing market and the economy crashed data from the national association of realtors shows part of the reason prices are moving higher is the declining number of listings on an annual basis for the past three years buyers concerned about being priced out of the market by mortgage rates now hitting sevenyear highs are aggressively hunting for homes it's zero love for former tennis star boris becker deaths ap's charles day with desma reports it all ended in an exchange of gunfire gunman has killed three people including two police officers in the east belgium belgium prosecutors say the attacker had disarmed please and use their weapons in the shooting rampage the man had approached to police officers from behind carrying a knife and stabbed him several times and then shot them as well as another man in the nearby vehicle the attack was later killed by police meanwhile an official at the federal prosecutor's office has told the associated press there indications that the lead shooting could be a terror attack i'm charles de la desma hi i'm brian mckendrick store manager of your new chantilly wegmans as a new part of the chantilly community we can't wait to give you our very best with a one of a kind good jogging experience every day we're committed to helping you make great meals easy healthy and affordable with consistent low prices you can count on please join us for the grand opening of our new chantilly store on june third your next great meal delicious and done to learn more go to whiteman dot com slash chantilly ap radio news i'm ed donahue since the north korea summit was cancelled by president trump last week there's been a growing effort to get.

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