Take It From a Swede, Forget the ‘Fight for $15’
John Gustavsson on the $15/hr wage's potential disastrous knock-on effects.
Leading The Bulwark…
JOHN GUSTAVSSON: There are good reasons to have a minimum wage, but the radical $15 per hour proposal could have disastrous knock-on effects.
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On today’s Bulwark podcast, S.V. Dáte joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why Donald Trump isn’t going away, Joe Biden’s early weeks in office, and how the GOP and the Democrats are setting the stage for the midterms and 2024 over election laws.
On this week’s episode, Sonny talks to Mike Malloy about the home video landscape, what it’s like to make supplements for specialty Blu-ray purveyors, and the world of tough-guy cinema writ large.
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MORNING SHOTS: Springtime for Biden? 🔐
CHARLIE SYKES makes a modified case for optimism.
THE TRIAD: QAnon Is Still a Thing 🔐
JONATHAN V. LAST: It's still happening. Even in the military.
From The Bulwark Aggregator…
In Today’s Bulwark...
BRENT ORRELL AND MATT LEGER: Talent migration, COVID, and the end to winner-take-all urbanism.
LIAM KERR: The future isn't a unicorn. It's a platypus.
'I am a Bangor!' This story of a lost German tourist in Maine will make your day.
Riiiiight. A local GOP group posing as Johnson and Johnson in a robodial campaign claims it was an “unintended technological error.”
Even Trump’s Defense Secretary During the Capitol Riot Blames Him for Inciting It… Good for Chris Miller. Watch the clip at Vice.
A Conversation with Garry Kasparov… The latest in the Bill Kristol interview series, in which they discuss recent developments in Russia.
A Beanie for #TeamBeans. If you’re in the need for a new hat (even thought it’s springtime), do it for a good cause.
This is why I am not ever buying an electric car. Or at least a Tesla.
Space Command vs. Tucker Carlson.
Joe Manchin knows his role. And he’s good at it, too. This is all sort of amazing to consider that if the filibuster were abolished, it would make him even more powerful.
Sahil Kapur @sahilkapurSo far, Joe Manchin has opposed one (1) Biden cabinet nominee. He voted YES on 16. He's a YES on two contentious ones coming: Becerra/HHS and Haaland/Interior. He cast a key vote for $1.9T Covid bill. For a seat in a Trump+39 state, Dems are getting massive bang-for-the-buck.
Best headline I’ve seen in a while. And it’s 100% correct. I won’t spoil it.
RonAnon is at it again…
Is this art? Or is it money laundering?
The New York Times @nytimesBreaking News: The first NFT sold by Christie’s was just bought for $69.3 million. The price for “Everydays — The First 5000 Days,” by the artist Beeple, is a new high for an artwork that exists only digitally. https://t.co/JzsQG6i0tF
Obviously digital art exists, but this going for $69 million seems a little bit suspect. At least the NFTs that Taco Bell is offering are somewhat interesting, even though it seems silly to pay for them.
That’s it for me. See you tonight: Questions, observations on why dogs are great, or concerns? You know how to reach me: firstname.lastname@example.org.