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Jobs Without Workers, Trump’s Bubble, and Sandal Season

Jobs Without Workers, Trump’s Bubble, and Sandal Season

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Aug. 11 2017 6:07 PM

The Angle: On Strike Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on jobs without workers, Trump’s little bubble, and podiatrist-approved sandals.

Mexican migrant workers pick organic spinach during the fall harvest at Grant Family Farms on Oct. 11, 2011, in Wellington, Colorado. Six years later, many undocumented workers have left the country, leaving jobs like these empty.

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Padded box: Donald Trump lives in a bubble, which is why he won't try anything at all to win back the voters currently dropping from the fringes of his 2016 constituency with great rapidity, Jamelle Bouie writes.

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Down South: If Trump and Mitch McConnell are at each others' throats on Twitter these days, you couldn't tell it by looking at the special Senate election in Alabama, Jim Newell finds. There, they're a united front, working to keep Luther Strange in place.


Can't fill it: Why are so many American employers having trouble staffing up their jobs? There are a few possible causes (deportations, baby boomers aging out), but it could be that workers are just saying no to low wages, Daniel Gross argues.

Ow, it hurts: Heather Schwedel loves wearing sandals in summer, despite all the pain they cause her. So she found an extremely opinionated podiatrist willing to take her shoe shopping.

For fun: Bill Hader does a Scaramucci, romps a bit.

It's a match,