More on Ailes – the larger picture. His ultimate trophy of degradation, I suppose, being our President. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-roger-ailes-degraded-the-tone-of-public-life-in-america

Why hasn’t the Mainstream Media picked this up? Has the White House? http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-lights-are-going-out-in-the-middle-east

For the nightstand? https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-blighted-urban-areas-transform-into-trendy-gentrified-communities/2017/05/19/9592b07c-1002-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.6f7df5b53a83 From How to Kill a City, one of the books under review:  “Meanwhile, during Michael Bloomberg’s tenure as New York’s mayor, thousands of rent-controlled apartments were deregulated, resulting in tens of thousands of evictions, with 29,000 during his last year in office alone. Under Bloomberg, 40 percent of the city — and most of Brooklyn — was rezoned to create high-end developments. In neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Greenpoint, 170 blocks were rezoned in 2005; rent has increased 78 percent in those two neighborhoods over the past two decades, helping to make Brooklyn the least-affordable market in the country. Moskowitz, who was himself priced out of the Greenwich Village neighborhood he grew up in, relocated to Brooklyn and is mindful of his own complicity in the cycle he bemoans. “I represent the domino effect,” he writes. “I know my existence in this borough comes at the cost of the erasure of others’ cultures and senses of home.” He adds: “If people saw themselves as part of a system perpetuating white supremacy, brunch would be less fun.”

Monday, Monday….

Good place to start from. Perhaps if not four years of free college, at least two years: http://observer.com/2017/05/public-service-student-loan-forgiveness-program-donald-trump/

So what did anyone expect? I do like Sen.Wyden’s characterization of Mnuchin’s career: http://wallstreetonparade.com/2017/05/as-fiancee-looks-on-mnuchin-faces-hostile-senators-on-banking-committee/

I like anything that helps me understand aspects of life that both my intuition and my education can’t grasp: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/22/inside-the-head-of-dylann-roof-a-terrorist-paradigm?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning

Well, hello! It seems that Americans have taken a dim view of the republic’s poorly-maintained “moral infrastructure” every year since Gallup started asking the question. That was 2002. Figures. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-22/americans-see-u-s-moral-values-at-a-seven-year-low

I was “put down” for St.Paul’s when I was born. Would have been 4th generation on my mother’s side. Guess I missed a bullet (or something else!): https://www.wsj.com/articles/elite-st-pauls-school-admits-to-past-sexual-abuse-by-faculty-1495478287

Kunstler: http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/do-you-mr-jones/:

Oddly, no mention of W.J. Clinton after a brief mention early on. Ailes was an animal, but it really wasn’t Fox News that unzipped Clinton’s fly. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/opinion/monica-lewinsky-roger-ailess-dream-was-my-nightmare.html?action=click&contentCollection=Europe&module=Trending&version=Full&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article