Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Before You Go: Biden comments made Clyburn "cringe"; Meatpacking industry facing worker shortages; Therapists working remotely

"Badass Queer Anarchists" has to be a band already

Posted by Heath Ellison on Tue, May 26, 2020 at 5:03 PM

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COVID-19 updates: Another 238 cases of COVID-19 were documented today alongside another six deaths. The total number of cases in Charleston County is 568. Statewide, there have been 10,416 COVID-19-positive patients and 446 deaths.

Cringing with Clyburn: U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn echoed many people's sentiments on The View today, when he said that former Vice President Joe Biden's comments on The Breakfast Club radio show made him "cringe." The presidential hopeful stirred controversy last week when he told host Charlemagne the God, a Moncks Corner native, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black." Despite the cringe-inducing comment, Clyburn said he still endorses Biden.

What we're reading:
Brutal South: "There’s no money in telling the truth"

Associated Press: "Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking"

The New Yorker: "The New Theatrics of Remote Therapy"

PolitiFact: "Hunter Biden and China: Sorting through a murky business deal"

Mother Jones: "How a 'Bunch of Badass Queer Anarchists' Are Teaming Up With Locals to Block a Pipeline Through Appalachia"

More from the City Paper:
- Robert Lange and Nathan Durfee present first collaborative works in 10 years
- Gibbes Museum, set to reopen June 1, previews fall exhibitions
- Ian Gwinnup comes back from addiction on Resurrection - 2018
- South Carolina Arts Commission presents online auction through May 30

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