Andrew Yang is out to save the American mall

Andrew Yang threw a punch at Amazon during Wednesday night’s Democratic debates, which served, in part, to bolster his presidential campaign’s plan to save traditional retail. And the key to saving traditional retail, Yang believes, is to save the mall.

“Raise your hand in the crowd if you’ve seen stores closing where you live,” he asked from the debate stage in Detroit. “It is not just you. Amazon is closing 30 percent of America’s stores and malls and paying zero in taxes while doing it.”

Yang’s claim is a little misleading — Amazon is not actively shutting down stores or …

Joe Biden’s 1981 views on child care haven’t aged well. Gillibrand called him out on it.

In the run-up to the second round of Democratic debates this week, rumors circulated that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was digging up opposition research on former Vice President Joe Biden.

On Wednesday night, she deployed it.

Gillibrand said that in an op-ed during his time in the Senate, Biden had argued “that women working outside the home would ‘create the deterioration of family.’”

“Under Vice President Biden’s analysis,” she asked, “am I serving in Congress resulting in the deterioration of the family?”

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31, 2019.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July