Like thousands of other hospitality workers in New Orleans in the last two weeks, Trammell has lost her job. She was working as head bartender at a hotel in downtown New Orleans until March 16 when all non-essential businesses, including bars and restaurants were required to shut down amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
“People think, because I’m a Kennedy, I’m extremely wealthy and don’t flaunt it,” she said with a laugh. “I have a great name, but by the time you get to the fourth generation, the money’s run out. We’re fortunate compared to the average American, but to think I’m a trust fund kid — so not […]
“I thought, ‘Jesus is here — it could go either way,’” she said. “I didn’t know what plans Jesus had for me, but I knew we were going to do this together. I knew it was very important not to be afraid. I said, ‘Where I am going, I am going with Jesus.’ … I […]
But the problem is that the testing is cumbersome, inefficient, often inaccurate and requires personal protective equipment that we would much prefer to see used in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and ambulances. Plus, in most places there are only enough tests for the severely ill to receive them, which means that I and others have to diagnose our […]
JANE HARMAN, DIRECTOR, WILSON CENTER AND FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN (D-CA): I suppose I can understand it. But what’s important is that the $2 trillion rescue package, which blows a hole for generations in our deficit and debt, be managed properly. And that’s what she’s trying to do. Yes, there is an oversight committee chaired by Carolyn […]