commented on The Morning News: Seattle Times Editorial Board Wants Gov. Jay Inslee to Stop Fighting Trump, Ballard Buildings Defaced by Nazi Graffiti
the prestigious Travel Weekly magazine (as close to an “official” travel publication as they come) has set the decline in foreign tourism at 6.8%. And the fall-off is not limited to Muslim travelers, but also extends to all incoming foreign tourists. Apparently, an attack on one group of tourists is regarded as an assault on all.link
[...] On the web, flight searches for trips heading to the U.S. out of all international locations was recently down by 17%.
A drop of that magnitude, if continued, would reduce the value of foreign travel within the U.S. by billions of dollars. And the number of jobs supported by foreign tourists and their expenditures in the United States—and thus lost—would easily exceed hundreds of thousands of workers in hotels, restaurants, transportation, stores, tour operations, travel agencies, and the like.
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@80 The devil is in the details because overall turnout numbers aren't very meaningful when the electoral college unfortunately decides who won. National turnouts in 2012 and 2016 were similar except in key blue-collar counties especially in Wisconsin and Ohio where voter numbers were significantly down in 2016 compared to 2012, 2008 and 2004. Overall, Clinton scored 15% less than 2012 Obama in suburban/rural blue collar counties whereas she increased her numbers among educated urban voters.
commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin
@68 Nobody but you claimed one would have to wait before winning elections again. Personally, I believe that making constitutional reforms part of a progressive party platform would actually fasten winning elections under electoral college rules, in the remote possibility that I wasn't already plenty clear before now.