Guns in America:
Twitter Takes Down Texas Lawmaker Post: My AR-15 is ‘ready for you’, Texas lawmaker tells Beto O’Rourke
UN General Assembly Week in New York:
Michael Bloomberg will host the third annual forum which will include hundreds of CEOs and heads of state and government including Jacinda Ardern, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Tidjane Thiam, Mark Carney, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Cecilia Malmstrom, Bob Iger and more. The day-long Forum, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is the leading public-private gathering alongside the 74th United Nations General Assembly.
“As the global community experiences heightened economic tensions and political polarization, the Forum is a chance for both public and private sector leaders to discuss avenues for collaboration and partnership,” said Michael Bloomberg.
“We can’t afford to sit idle when trade wars are escalating, the planet is warming, and some of the world’s biggest economies are at risk of a recession,” he said.
Victory for Public Health:
The Oped that Started It All? ‘We know Big Tobacco’s playbook: It is targeting kids — and putting them in serious danger.’
Interesting Twist: House GOP to Run in 2020 on Reducing the Debt They Helped Grow
Analysis of the Day: From one of my favorite political newsletters, Hindsight 2020:
What We Didn’t Hear in Democratic Debate: Not a single question on abortion or voting rights, both of which are under attack across the country. And considering how much time was devoted to discussing health care plans it is a little ridiculous we didn’t get conversation around reproductive health.
Axelrod: Let Trump Destroy Trump
Rise of the EV: Electric Cars Dominate Frankfurt Auto Show
Flyers Take Note: Airline Crackdown Coming on Flying with Emotional Support Animals
The Ship of Tolerance – a 60-foot long, hand-crafted wooden ship – is dedicated to educating and inspiring young people through the universal language of art. For its presentation in London, the sails of The Ship of Tolerance have been made by children from forty London primary schools, from Great Ormond Street Hospital and from refugee centers in Birmingham, Leeds, Peterborough and Calais. Bloomberg Philanthropies is a supporter of the exhibit, which runs through October 6.
“The Horses,” by French artist Jean-Marie Appriou, will be up at Doris C. Freedman Plaza (at 60th and 5th Avenue, across from The Plaza and the Apple Store) until August 2020. This plaza is the site of nearly year-round art installations by Public Art Fund, which is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Apple’s Rainbow Cube
See It While You Can: The Dazzling Iridescence of Apple’s Rainbow Cube on Fifth Avenue (The Verge)
Opening on Sept. 20, the store will be Apple’s largest store in the world. An iridescent wrap currently on its iconic cube is reportedly temporary, so don’t miss it.
Best of Late Night.
On the third Democratic presidential debate held in Houston Thursday night:
“Unlike previous debates, where all you needed to make it onstage was a permission slip from your mom, this one had a higher threshold for entry. So only the top 10 candidates made the cut. Eleven if you include Marianne Williamson debating from the dimension of the mind.”
— Trevor Noah
“The Presidential candidates had another big debate earlier, it was the first one to feature all the major candidates on one stage, and since it was on ABC, the winner of the debate was decided in a rose ceremony.”
— James Corden
“They hit the candidates with all the tough questions, like, ‘If elected, how do we know you won’t lie about everything all the time and draw on weather maps with a Sharpie?’”
— Jimmy Kimmel
“I don’t know who won the debate, but watching candidates discuss the issues intelligently, using real facts, I’d forgotten what it was like. It was like walking out of North Korea and into a Costco.”
— Jimmy Kimmel
Jokes prior to the three hour Democratic debate in Houston:
“ABC News sent an email that said, ‘We will not be broadcasting on any delay, so there will be no opportunity to edit out foul language.’ Which, I don’t know, that doesn’t seem fair to me. I mean, what if Bernie’s sciatica is acting up?”
– Jimmy Kimmel
“Biden better watch his ‘malarkeys’ and his ‘Jiminy Christmases.’”
— Stephen Colbert
“The debate on ABC is scheduled to be three hours long. Americans are like, ‘Um, the only thing we’ll watch for three hours on ABC is ‘The Bachelor.’”
— Jimmy Fallon
For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.
“It’s New York Fashion Week here in New York City! You can tell it’s Fashion Week, because earlier today I watched a rat eat the cheese off a pizza and then toss away the crust. He was like: ‘No carbs this week! No carbs!’”
— Jimmy Fallon
Book of the Week:
The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg, by Eleanor Randolph
NYT Book Review: Was Michael Bloomberg New York City’s Greatest Mayor?
Order the book here.
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