AP’s Today in History for March 7th
Civil rights marchers attacked in Selma, Alabama; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland; Movie director Stanley Kubrick dies.
Breakfast Tune Roger Sprung singing Hillside Home by Shoregrass
Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below
The $15 minimum wage just failed, because 8 Democrats voted against it. The Democrats broke their promise.
The Dems who voted no are:
Joe Machin (WV)
Jon Tester (MT)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Maggie Hassan (NH)
Angus King (ME)
Kyrsten Sinema (AZ)
Tom Carper (DE)
Chris Coons (DE)
— Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) March 5, 2021
If 6 House Dems pledged to vote against any COVID relief bill that didn't include a minimum wage, the entire dynamic would change, the entire city of Washington, D.C. would freak out, and the entire White House would have to use all its power to add a minimum wage into the bill.
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) March 3, 2021
- The Next US President
- Finland Had a Patent-Free COVID-19 Vaccine Nine Months Ago — But Still Went With Big Pharma
ILARI KAILA & JOONA-HERMANNI MÄKINEN
- Newly Obtained FBI Files Shed New Light on the Murder of Fred Hampton
AARON J. LEONARD & CONOR A. GALLAGHER
- Trade Agreements Like NAFTA Are a Menace to Democracy
- Our Society, the Slave Factory
- Andrew Cuomo’s Endgame
- Hiking the Minimum Wage to $15 Is Key — But It’s Hardly a Living Wage
- Cuttlefish show self-control, pass ‘marshmallow test’
Something to think about over coffee prozac
SAN DIEGO—In an effort to stem criticism over their decision to no longer publish several books, Dr. Seuss Enterprises issued a statement Tuesday assuring readers they can still make the author as racist as they want with the power of imagination. “All you have to do is close your eyes while reading Go, Dog. Go!, and voila—the dogs can be perpetuating any racial, religious, or ethnic stereotypes you like,” read the statement, which sought to soothe angered conservatives by encouraging children to envision the author’s iconic works as vulgar and hateful as their little hearts desired. “Imagination is infinite. Who’s to say that Thing One and Thing Two aren’t violent white supremacists? There’s a trove of racist tropes waiting in your own mind that you can tap into at any time. Just believe in yourself and the superiority of some races over others, and anything is possible.” At press time, the company added they were confident this was exactly what the real Dr. Seuss would have wanted.