Trump and Bolsonaro Meet at White House: Politics Daily
Take a Sick Day: In 2014, five Kansas families were quarantined for a measles outbreak. For many, missing work proved costly: They struggled to eat, and one family missed so many paychecks that they were evicted. The U.S. doesn’t require companies to provide mandated paid sick leave, and this problem is “especially pronounced among low-income workers, many of whom work in service jobs,” writes Olga Khazan. Meaning many restaurant workers have to handle food while they’re sick to make a living.
You’re Hired: Bernie Sanders’s newest hire has been informally working for Sanders for months—and attacking other Democratic candidates on Twitter and in columns elsewhere, without disclosing he was working with Sanders. The campaign announced Tuesday that David Sirota would join as a senior adviser and speechwriter, after Edward-Isaac Dovere contacted it about Sirota’s role.
‘Stop Tweeting’: It’s no secret that the president loves to tweet. But Trumpland is divided into two camps, Peter Nicholas reports: those who want the president to rein in his tweeting and appear “presidential,” and those who want him to follow the unscripted impulses that he deployed in 2016.
Ideas From The Atlantic
NFL Players Are Dictating Their Own Terms. Good. (Jemele Hill)
“NFL players are expected to sacrifice everything—from their body to their mental health—for the game and for their team. Yet there are more and more signs that players are starting to understand their leverage.”→ Read on.
Why Sandra Day O’Connor Saved Affirmative Action (Evan Thomas)
“Once, during the Court’s weekly private conference, when Justice Antonin Scalia was declaiming against racial and gender preference, O’Connor drily remarked, ‘Why Nino, how do you think I got my job?’ O’Connor was a realist and pragmatist, in life and in her jurisprudence.”→ Read on.
The U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Makes a Really Good Case for Equal Pay (Maggie Mertens)
“Their position as athletes, workers in a very physical and male-dominated profession, makes their experience similar to the type of discrimination that women in other physical, male-dominated professions frequently face … Take, for example, World War II, when women were filling jobs on factory floors in record numbers to replace the men who were off at war. These women, previously told that they couldn’t possibly do ‘men’s work,’ were, in fact, doing it. But they were usually paid much less than the men they were replacing.”→ Read on.
What Else We’re Reading
‣ Are Beto and Amy O’Rourke the Future of Politics or the Past? (Ben Terris, The Washington Post) (🔒 Paywall)
‣ The White Supremacy of Elizabeth Warren (Twila Barnes, Indian Country Today)
‣ How California’s Biggest Utility Ignored Wildfire Risks (The New York Times) (🔒 Paywall)
‣ SC Sheriffs Fly First Class, Bully Employees and Line Their Pockets With Taxpayer Money (Tony Bartelme and Joseph Cranney, The Post and Courier) (🔒 Paywall)
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