Dispatch from a MAGA rally
Just a couple anecdotes...The playlist being pumped from the loud speakers before the speech gave attendees a heavy dose of Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses and Michael Jackson, with the occasional aria from Luciano Pavarotti. During the speech, the crowd interjected loud boos whenever Trump mentioned the “fake” news media and often chanted the phrase “Four more years.” More here.
The world of securitization
How do public officials close down a coal plant? It's a question that's grown more and important as more states aim to convert to renewable energy. Here's one way that's becoming more popular: securitization. (read more)
JENS ERIK GOULD
Jens Erik Gould is a political, business and entertainment writer and editor who has reported from a dozen countries for media outlets including The New York Times, National Public Radio and Bloomberg News.