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AP’s Today in History for May 28th
Novelist Ian Fleming is born. Baseball’s National League approves moving the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. Duke fo Windsor dies.
Pete Seeger on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour from February 25,1968
Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below
The new American feudalism
Robert Hennely, Salon
As the corporate news media continues to fixate exclusively on the fates and fortunes of President Trump the Great Unraveling of America continues as does the acceleration of wealth concentration. Just as the news media’s inattention to the deterioration of the economic circumstances of tens of millions of America’s poor and working-class families all throughout the Obama years set the stage for Trump’s rise, their continuing inattention to this cohort is setting the stage for his reelection. They will say they did not see it coming.
The reality is, when you have the disappearance of $20 trillion in American household wealth through Wall Street’s predations it is going to have consequences for generations. The fact that this misery is largely being born by households of color and the marginal working class of all colors makes it all the easier to ignore in the polite society where the media elite hang on this latest palace intrigue.
And while the assertion by the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that Russia threw the 2016 election by flipping tens of thousands of votes in three Rust Belt states is probably accurate, it doesn’t explain how those states got rusty in the first place and so vulnerable to Trump’s tropes about bringing back shiny steel.
- The Coming Collapse
- CT Dems: How a Stunning Upset at a Congressional Convention Led to Calls for a Vote-Tampering Investigation
Ryan Grim, Rachel M. Cohen
- Pentagon Paid for NFL ‘Patriotism’
- When CEO’s Earn 5,000 Times as Much as a Company’s Workers
Something to think about over coffee prozac
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report a pig following him home from a train station.
A North Ridgeville, Ohio, officer arrived on the scene early Saturday to find the man was very sober and a pig was in fact following him.
The officer managed to get the pig in his patrol car and transported it to the station. It was eventually reunited with its owner.
Writing on Facebook, police mentioned “the irony of the pig in a police car now so that anyone that thinks they’re funny is actually unoriginal and trying too hard.”