Debate Focus Group: White Working Class Men Sour on Trump

Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The ultimate conclusion of last night’s debate became apparent about ten minutes into the proceedings: it was going to be a wash. Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and moderator Chris Wallace yelled over each other for an hour and a half. Viewers who stuck around for the entire regrettable affair…

Frank Rich: Should the First Presidential Debate Also Be the Last?

An affair to forget. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, last night’s presidential debate. The mainstream media has called Tuesday night’s debate “a chaotic disaster,” “a disgusting moment for democracy,” “a display of a president’s testosterone-fueled, unmanaged rage and insecurity,” and,…

Even Trump’s Base Found His Debate Performance Off-putting

A man going overboard. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images At Tuesday’s debate, Donald Trump aimed his performance squarely at his base. Instead of trying to persuade swing voters that he is not, as Biden has alleged, a lawless and divisive demagogue, the president flouted the debate’s rules to incessantly heckle his opponent. Rather than reprising the…

Pushing for female engineers in Nigeria

AfricaPosted Anu Adasolum, an executive at Nigerian energy company Rensource, is pushing to get more women engineers on rooftops installing solar panels to provide power to homes and offices in Nigeria. Her goal is to address the difficulties female engineers face in securing jobs while broadening access to energy in the country. Emma Jehle reports.

Nigeria’s pioneering gas flaring plan risks going down in flames

UGHELLI, Delta State, Nigeria (Reuters) – Jonah Gbemre often has no electricity, but he says his home is permanently lit at night by the flames of waste gas being “flared” near his home town in Nigeria’s Delta State.Like Gbemre, nearly half of Nigerians have no stable power supply, yet government attempts to harness gas belching…