Tim Ryan: What my cousin Donnie taught me about America’s working class

(CNN)A few years ago, I received a call from my cousin Donnie, a proud Ohioan, Vietnam veteran and seasoned steelworker. Throughout his life, Donnie bounced between jobs in steel mills across our state, earning a living wage. Donnie told me on the phone that it was his last day at Delphi Automotive, a General Motors supplier, and that his job and the entire company were getting outsourced to cut costs. Donnie spent his last few hours on the job unbolting …

He’s fantastic, tremendous and gone

(CNN)“He did a fantastic job,” President Donald Trump said Friday, as he stood next to Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House. “He’s a tremendous talent. He’s a Hispanic man, he went to Harvard, a great student.” “This time, however, Epstein is likely cooked. He faces charges likely to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.” Honig argued that his best hope to shorten his potential sentence would be to cooperate with …