We just had a bit of thunder and some sprinkles. I barely got my first three tomatoes staked and tied. It may be a day of getting a little done sporadically.
I guess an issue is really an issue when the New York Times takes notice. Of course, this is just an op ed piece.
Crooks & Liars had this article this morning with a video link. Definitely sweet justice.
Robert Reich asks a good question: why aren't our politicians actually doing something about jobs and wages? Republicans don't really want to because they see the continued week economy as a key to retaking the White House next year and they want to convince the electorate that nothing government can do will help anyway. Meanwhile, the Democrats don't think they can get the votes for anything they might propose. And those most affected by unemployment and wage stagnation are not a particularly powerful group politically. After all, if you don't have a job or don't make enough to make you basic living expenses, you aren't going to donate lavishly to the politicians' campaigns
Nicholas Kristoff has an interesting op ed piece in the NYT. I don't think I need to comment.