“F–k You and Your Analytics”: Brash Max Rose Wants More “Show Business” in the Democratic Party

Meghann Showers

Staten Island Democrat Max Rose won his conservative-leaning New York congressional district in 2018 thanks in part to his brash persona and willingness to defend President Trump even if it rankled liberals in nearby Manhattan. The 33-year-old Afghanistan war veteran is now in a tough reelection fight against Republican Nicole Malliotakis, and he’s made headlines by attacking Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Knicks owner James Dolan, two of the city’s not-so-popular public figures.

This week the congressman sat down with Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby for an interview on Hamby‘s Snapchat show, Good Luck America. Rose talked about why the presidential polls are bullshit, why police need more funding—not less—and why it’s cool to be a “swagger-filled” moderate. The transcript of that interview, lightly edited for clarity, is here.

Vanity Fair: Max Rose, thanks for joining us.

Max Rose: Thanks for having me, man.

You were our second

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Executive Turntable: Atlantic Shuffles Marketing Department, Sony & Tencent Solidify Liquid State Label Head

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Elsewhere at Atlantic, the label has announced that David Grant will move from New York to Los Angeles to take on the role of senior vp, marketing and head of marketing for film & TV soundtracks. In his dual role, Grant will continue running key projects from Why Don’t We, Ben Platt, Reiley and more. He will jointly report to Sinclair and Atlantic’s West Coast president Kevin Weaver.

Sony Music Masterworks and independent touring professionals Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota have formed RoadCo Entertainment, a brand-new booking agency that specializes in live family entertainment.

RoadCo will develop and produce live events and interactive attractions based on popular brands and pre-existing intellectual properties while collaborating with Sony Masterworks and the broader Sony network to develop live shows and experiences based on the company’s properties.

Lindsay and Sirota, co-founders and partners of independent theatrical booking agency The Road Company, will

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Spain’s economy set for worse 2020 than feared, but to rebound next year

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government forecast on Tuesday a worse-than-feared contraction of the coronavirus-battered economy this year, but a strong rebound in 2021 with a possible return to pre-pandemic levels in 2022.

FILE PHOTO: Spanish Economy Minister Nadia Calvino in Berlin, Germany, September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool/File Photo

Economy Minister Nadia Calvino told a news conference that the government now foresees GDP to fall 11.2% in 2020 – down from a previous prediction in May for a 9.2% slump and a far cry from last year’s growth of 2 percent.

Spain is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, with the highest caseload in Western Europe.

With the economy suffering its deepest recession since the civil war, and the worst in the euro zone, the central bank warned politicians to stop bickering and focus on solutions to the crisis or risk worsening the outlook.


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Adelante SCM and PINC Launch the First Annual State of Yard Management Report

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UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Researched and prepared by Adelante SCM’s analyst Adrian Gonzalez and presented by PINC, the publication’s 2020 theme is The Impact Of Digital Yard Management on Enterprise Transportation Costs and Capacity. The report brings clarity to key industry questions such as how important is having digital yard management capabilities in helping you achieve transportation objectives? And how much do you estimate you would save annually in overall transportation costs by digitizing your yard operations?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made agility, flexibility, and responsiveness even more critical for supply chain success. Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors have been forced to quickly adapt their supply chain networks and processes to new market realities.

As the uncertainties with customer expectations, unstable freight capacity, and ever-changing guidance from governments and public health authorities continue, trailer and container yards at distribution centers and manufacturing plants are playing

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Chandler firm seeks to give small businesses big agency marketing at mom-and-pop pricing

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Most small local businesses don’t carry a big marketing budget, even before the days of COVID-19.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Concept2Completion founder Mark Stewart, also a Chandler City Councilman, started his full-service marketing firm to offer big agency services to independent businesses at mom-and-pop pricing.

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Concept2Completion founder Mark Stewart, also a Chandler City Councilman, started his full-service marketing firm to offer big agency services to independent businesses at mom-and-pop pricing.

And with his 25 years experience in branding, marketing and business development for Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies, Concept2Completion founder Mark Stewart knew this well.


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It’s the reason he chose to focus on small, local businesses when he launched his full service marketing agency in Chandler in 2015. His objective: Offer big firm service with a next door mom-and-pop pricing.

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“The big firms are the ones the small business can’t afford. You wouldn’t be a priority. When you work with a small business owner, they need to

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Duke Energy unveils sweeping clean energy and emissions reduction plan at inaugural ESG day

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy today announced an extensive expansion of its clean energy and emissions reduction plans to significantly increase the company’s carbon and methane reductions, coal plant retirements and renewable energy generation goals.

The sweeping plans were announced at the company’s inaugural environmental, social and governance (ESG) day. The virtual investor event featured Duke Energy’s senior executives who detailed the company’s ESG initiatives and unveiled new programs aimed at enhancing the company’s long-term commitment to delivering clean energy to the communities that it serves.

“We are enthusiastic about the prospect of scaling up our clean energy efforts, driving economic growth in our states and growing our business as we collaborate with stakeholders to develop smart energy policy and solutions for the future,” said Duke Energy chair, president and CEO Lynn Good. “Our confidence in these new commitments is grounded in Duke Energy’s

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Indicator Suggests Japan’s Economy Stopped Contracting in August | Investing News

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government upgraded its assessment of the economy on Wednesday for the first time since May 2019 after a key indicator improved for August, pointing to a gradual recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The index of coincident economic indicators, which measures a range of data including factory output, employment and retail sales numbers, rose a preliminary 1.1 points from the previous month to 79.4 in August, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday.

Based on the index data, the Cabinet Office said that showed economic activity in the world’s third-largest economy had stopped contracting, an upgrade from its previous view that the economy was “worsening” in July.

“There is a possibility that the index will grow further this year as there is room for exports, notably auto shipments, and consumer spending to recover,” said Koya Miyamae, senior economist at SMBC Nikko Securities.

“The economy overall

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Agriculture and Food Investment Management Firm Solum Partners Launched by Former Harvard Management Company Executives

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BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, former Harvard Management Company (“HMC”) executives have launched Solum Partners, an investment management firm focused on real assets in the agriculture and food production industry. Solum Partners will invest in global agriculture and food opportunities, targeting efficient, large scale agricultural production assets with potential for vertical integration in areas such as distribution and marketing.

The firm will be led by former HMC Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources, Colin Butterfield, who now serves as CEO at Solum. Its team includes more than 25 professionals, with substantial experience in the food and agriculture and investment management industries.

“Food value chains need to evolve. Farmers are facing an increasingly challenging operating environment and much more demanding consumers,” said Butterfield. “We believe we are in a strong position to help producers navigate this evolution – drawing on our deep agricultural and financial know-how

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Metal Heat Treatment Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with Advanced Heat Treat Corp. and American Metal Treating Inc. | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global metal heat treatment market is expected to grow by USD 16.41 billion as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 4%.

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The metal

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The Federal Reserve Has A Role To Play In Reducing Racism In The American Economy

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Twenty years ago, when I started my career, I was one of the very few professionals of color at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. I rarely ever saw people of color when I met with foreign exchange traders and analysts at numerous Wall Street banks.  I focused on my work and certainly never thought to talk about any issues related to racism in the United States and in the economy specifically. Much has changed in the financial sector and in America, since I began my financial career at the New York Fed. Yet so much remains to be done to solve the deep and damaging racial wealth gap in our country.

Unexpectedly, I found myself very moved when watching a Federal Reserve sponsored event, Racism

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