For all of his focus on industrial workers in the Rust Belt and his dire warnings about America's inner cities, President-elect Donald Trump hasn't had much to say about his plans for those in the deepest levels of poverty -- including America's homeless. And that -- along with his recent choice of Ben Carson as Housing and Urban Development secretary -- is making advocates across the country worried.
My focus had to be on my community of friends that are my family. I need to fiercely love the people close to me instead of learning to love someone new. To reach out to others could weaken the bonds that hold my family together.
"I can't," I told him. "I just can't."
I've lost the desire to attempt the courtship phase. The future is uncertain. I am not the optimistic person I was on the morning of Nov. 8, wearing a T-shirt with "Nasty Woman" written inside a red heart. It makes me want to cry thinking of that. Of seeing my oldest in the shirt I bought her in Washington, D.C., that says "Future President."
Vice President Biden on Monday raised the possibility of a presidential bid in 2020.
"I am going to run in 2020," Biden told a group of reporters in the Capitol when asked about his political future. "What the hell man, anyway."
Kaepernick would have been better off just... taking a knee.
Breaking with past practice isn't always cause for panic, however. Contrast the hysterical reaction to Trump's phone call -- and it's worth remembering that it was a 10-minute phone call -- with the fawning coverage of Obama's decisions to cast aside bipartisan U.S. policy on Cuba and Iran. Obama's moves were "bold" and "historic," and he has been cast as a courageous and visionary leader willing to set the country on a new course.