AP’s Today in History for May 9th
The FDA approves the first birth control pill; FCC chief Newton Minow condemns TV programming; Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole; Journalist Mike Wallace and singer Billy Joel born.
Breakfast Tune Rhiannon Giddens – “I Shall Not Be Moved” (Official Audio)
Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below
It’s May 6 so you should know that if the minimum wage had increased at the rate of productivity since 1960, it would be $23. Instead, it’s $7.25.
That's $15.75 per hour that's disappeared from the pockets of low income workers the past 61 years…
— Joe Sanberg (@JosephNSanberg) May 6, 2021
- Killology Inc: America’s Police
- How We Lost It All: Labor Unions and Taft-Hartley
- Death by Neoliberalism
- Ruling Class’ Revenge Against Julian Assange
- The Hamptons: Where Wealth and Poverty Clash
Something to think about over coffee prozac
Federal Judge Strikes Down Eviction Moratorium
THE ONION, AMERICAN VOICES-
A federal judge struck down the CDC’s national eviction moratorium established last year to aid those facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it an overreach of power in a ruling that potentially risks millions of Americans losing their homes. What do you think?
“This is a reassuring sign that America is returning to normal.”
STEFAN GAULT, FREE SAMPLE COORDINATOR
“I’m glad we’re finally starting to roll back some Trump-era policies.”
ALLISON BALLOCH, DRIVE THRU ARCHITECT
“Good, the CDC had no right to get between me and homelessness.”
JASON WOLF, PROJECT DELEGATOR