style

A polite battle over substance in a campaign about style (plus a fly)

After Vice President Chester A. Arthur ascended to the presidency after the assassination of President James A. Garfield 1881, he was mockingly dubbed “your accidency” by some opponents.



Mike Pence wearing a suit and tie: Vice President Mike Pence listens to Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., during the vice presidential debate.


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Vice President Mike Pence listens to Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., during the vice presidential debate.

Sadly, it is this macabre specter that hangs over any vice presidential debate: If either combatant ends up as president in the next four years, something has gone terribly wrong.

This is the subtext that led into Wednesday night’s debate between Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris, and since 2020 is the year subtlety died, flies showed up and circled the VP candidates to drive the point home.

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In historical context, the Pence-Harris debate was about as ordinary as

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women

Harris Scores Points With Women; Fly Lands On Pence’s Head

KEY POINTS

  • Kamala Harris criticized Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic
  • She was interrupted by Mike Pence while she was speaking
  • The senator shot down Pence’s intrusion in a clip that soon went viral
  • Another incident that created quite a buzz on social media was a fly landing on Pence’s head

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hit back at Vice President Mike Pence after he interrupted her as she criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate.

Harris said President Donald Trump attempted to downplay the threat of COVID-19 despite being aware of the severity of it just because he “wanted people to remain calm.” She then criticized the vice president for defending Trump even after knowing “how serious this was.” 

When Pence attempted to interrupt Harris, she cut him off saying, “Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking.” She then looked into the camera

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women

Despite the pandemic, WiNGS has continued to help vulnerable D-FW women learn to fly

Earlier this month, WiNGS announced Tameka Cass as the organization’s new chief development officer. In January, Kate Rose Marquez became chief executive officer. The 112-year-old nonprofit provides a range critical resources for women in need, including those who are first-time mothers and small business owners. It focuses on vulnerable populations such as communities of color and those with limited English proficiency, single-income households, and women at risk of intimate-partner violence and financial insecurity.

With Cass new to the nonprofit and Marquez nearly nine months into her role — which has held challenges she didn’t bargain for — we asked the women a few questions about the ongoing impact WiNGS has on women in Dallas-Fort Worth, how it’s managed through the pandemic and what 2021 might hold.

FWD>DFW: Tameka, as the new chief development officer, what’s the first big thing you want to accomplish? What do you see as the biggest

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women

‘Fly Like A Girl’ Explores Women Thriving In The Male-Dominated World Of Aviation

Filmmaker Katie McEntire Wiatt’s inspiring new film, Fly Like a Girl, explores the world of women in aviation through a series of intimate interviews from some of the most legendary women in the industry and the next generation of little girls who are ready to fly.

The heartfelt stories shared by some of the living legends in the field, as well as women just beginning to make a name for themselves, all center around a similar shared struggle. Although airplanes and space shuttles don’t care about your gender, the rest of the world still discriminates against women in aviation. From United States Senator Tammy Duckworth who served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot sharing her story of being much more limited than her male counterparts in requesting to engage in most military combat, to three-time U.S.

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