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Joy Harjo named US Poet Laureate, first Native American so honored

Harjo, a member of the Muscogee/Creek nation, is also an author and performer.
"'I share this honor with ancestors and teachers who inspired in me a love of poetry, who taught that words are powerful and can make change when understanding appears impossible, and how time and timelessness can live together within a poem," Harjo said in a release from the Library of Congress.
Harjo's work draws on symbolism and traditions important to Native American culture, and she also uses her position within the literary community to discuss difficult issues like colonialism, violence against women and the relationship between modernization and traditionalism."


Here is her website:

The Secret to Elizabeth Warren's Surge? Ideas

Turns out people do like to hear about policies and Warren is able to present them in a way that's understandable to the average voter.

"Better than any other candidate, Warren has articulated a connection between her personal and professional struggles and her ideas, lending an air of authenticity to her campaign. Her backstory teacher turned reluctant stay-at-home mom turned Harvard Law School professor clearly resonates with voters in important states such as Iowa and South Carolina."


NBC/WSJ poll: Enthusiasm for Warren surges while same for Biden, Sanders falls

A clip about the poll from MSNBC:


Seems Biden and and Sanders have slipped about 6 points when it comes to the enthusiasm factor.
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