Morgan Stanley Report Lends Support For A $15 Minimum Wage

A new research report from Wall Street titan Morgan Stanley suggests that a phased in $15 minimum wage would have minimal negative or positive effects on employment but would lift millions of Americans out of poverty. Republicans, and even some democrats, have suggested that the job losses associated with a…

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Ron Johnson Says Sunspots Caused Capitol Riot

In a startling development US Senator Ron Johnson ( R-WI) told reporters in Washington DC today that sunspots caused the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Referencing a recent article from the National Science Foundation suggesting that the current sunspot cycle could be one of the strongest on record, Johnson…

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Thursday Music: Bard Extraordinaire – Steve Carlson

Here’s one from yours truly. If you like what you hear, and if you’ll support Blogging Blue at the $7 a month level, I’ll send you a copy of the CD this track is from, my record PleasantVille. I’m an amateur songwriter, though many years ago a reviewer for the…

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Dan O’Donnell does his Mayor of Amity Island Impression

Remember that scene in Jaws where the Mayor of Amity Island opens the beaches while there remains a very large, very carnivorous, and very deadly shark roaming the waters? Cue Dan O’Donnell, apparently the staff epidemiologist over at the MacIver Institute who last week wondered aloud why the Evers and…

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Influential Group of Bi-partisan Lawmakers Unveil ” Gofundme/Lemonade Health Insurance Act of 2021″.

In a rare show of near unanimous and almost unheard of cooperation in Washington DC, the leadership of both major political parties today held a press conference on Capitol Hill and unveiled what they are heralding as a ” fix” to America’s long standing health care cost problems. ” The…

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Thursday Music: Highwomen- The Highwomen

A fantastic re-write of the Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings song ” Highwaymen”. Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby crush it.

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Syria Bombing Approved by Senate Parliamentarian

Amid criticism from leaders of both political parties following the White House’ decision to abruptly order a bombing raid on targets in Syria, President Joe Biden finally disclosed how he determined the controversial move was legal. ” I had a virtual Zoom lunch with Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough” Biden told…

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Of Money and Mouths

Two dozen House Democrats have sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris urging them to overrule Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough and keep a $15 minimum wage in Biden’s American Rescue Plan. House Democrats passed their version of the American Rescue Plan on Friday with the…

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The Truly Faithful Denounce White Nationalist Theocracy

I was raised a good Methodist boy a long, long time ago. I left the physical church a long time ago as well, but in some ways the faith of my youth never left me. I always gravitated to the New Testament message as a teenager, the books that comprised…

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Thursday Music: Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday

Strange Fruit is likely the most powerful protest song of all time, and Billie Holiday was persecuted for singing it. Harry Anslinger, America’s first drug warrior, pursued Holiday relentlessly for her drug use and at one point actually ordered her to quit singing the song. Anslinger is long gone. Lady…

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