If Donald Trump makes good on his plans to visit Detroit next week to schmooze striking auto workers, he will be facing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ formidable UAW surrogates and Ford Motor Co., a corporation that openly supports keeping him out of office.
Heading the UAW at this economic juncture is an opportunity to publicize and address America’s growing wealth disparity. Shawn Fain, who heads the autoworkers’ union, has so far demonstrated he’s not up to the challenge.
The Department of Energy’s sweetheart $9.2 billion loan to Ford Motor Co. to finance the company’s EV projects in Tennessee and Kentucky had a bad odor to it. Thankfully, Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso agrees, and a letter he wrote to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm helped connect the dots.
Today marks the three-year anniversary of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s media celebrated decision to reduce the city’s law enforcement budget by $120 million and redirect the funds to better serve the city’s African American community. Now some city officials want to bring back a security protection initiative from the lawless days of the Gold Rush that likely only the affluent can afford.