Nov 29, 2017

Millennials want a new major political party, poll finds

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A new NBC News/GenForward poll reveals that the majority of Millennials are unhappy with the current political landscape, including President Trump and both national parties. 71% say they want a third major political party, and 63% disapprove of Trump's performance as President (compared to 58% of all voters, per a recent NBC poll).

  • 65% believe the country is on the wrong path.
  • 60% disapprove of Congress' performance.
  • 59% have unfavorable views of the GOP, compared to 42% with unfavorable views of the Democratic party.

Why it matters: A Pew Research report from July shows that Millennial and Gen X voters made up a majority of voters in 2016, and that Millennials will likely be the biggest cohort in the 2020 election.

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President Trump is going all-in on pushing for a rapid, robust return to normal life, creating a visual, visceral contrast with Joe Biden and other Democrats who are more reticent to rip the masks off.

The state of play: Business friends have been urging Trump from the beginning to keep the lockdowns short. He's listening more and more.

Tech's long hot summer of antitrust

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Google, Facebook and other tech giants face a summer of regulatory grilling as long-running investigations into potential anticompetitive practices likely come to a head.

The big picture: Probes into the power of Big Tech launched by federal and state authorities are turning a year old, and observers expect action in the form of formal lawsuits and potentially damning reports — even as the companies have become a lifeline for Americans during the pandemic lockdown.

Palantir CEO hits Silicon Valley "monoculture," may leave California

Palantir is "getting close" to a decision on whether to move the company out of California, CEO Alex Karp said in an interview for "Axios on HBO."

The state of play: "We haven't picked a place yet, but it's going to be closer to the East Coast than the West Coast. ... If I had to guess, I would guess something like Colorado."