Here desperation and poverty is the daily bread. Low-wage workers describe surviving on $25 a week for groceries and going hungry, duct taping shoes together, and working injured for months out of fear of being fired if they take time off to see a doctor.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office posted another apparent Facebook threat against a man who was detained by Sheriff David Clarke for giving him a look of disapproval — and criticized a local TV station for reporting the incident.
On the subject of religion and presidential politics, no one had more insight than Senator Eugene McCarthy, who ran for president five times. Himself. “Only two kinds of religion are tolerated along the Potomac,” he once told me. “Strong beliefs vaguely acknowledged and vague beliefs strongly affirmed.” President-elect Donald Trump, however, has introduced a new category.
Trump swept into Indianapolis as a job-saving hero. He announced before a packed house of employees and news media that more than 1,100 jobs would stay in the Carrier plant. But the numbers Trump announced don’t add up.