Reports on how some in Joe Biden’s world may be responding to Sen. Kamala Harris as a potential running mate is a reminder of the challenges Black women face even within spaces that claim to be the most inclusive.
Yasmeen Winston, left, and India Johnson with their sons at the World War II Memorial on June 28. The women planned to return to the area about a month later but said they were confronted by Secret Service police before they could leave their car. (Family photo)
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) has steered the Redstone Arsenal complex in Huntsville through approvals and secured $1.1 billion in funding. Meanwhile, there is no active plan to replace the crumbling and poorly secured J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington.
It is one of several recent incidents that have raised concerns about the conduct of America’s elite combat forces, including an alleged sexual assault by a Navy SEAL in Iraq last summer, cocaine use and the strangulation of a Green Beret soldier in Mali in 2017.
Lord & Taylor, the nation’s oldest department store chain, filed for Chapter 11 protection Sunday and said it is searching for a buyer. Hours later, so did Tailored Brands, the parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank.
As Isaias reaches the Carolinas this evening, tropical moisture will surge northward through the Washington region, setting the stage for a very heavy rain event with areas of significant flooding through Tuesday night.