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The American System

May 2021

May 27, 2021

May 28, 2021
In rousing Cleveland speech, Biden demands Senate pass jobs and infrastructure bill, citing need to attain full employment to drive up wages and secure workplace dignity for workers, especially women; President repeats commitment to 28% tax rate for corporations, Buy American pledge, and $15 per hour federal minimum wage; singles out greedy executives obsessed with stock buybacks; his evocation of inflection point evokes FDR's rendez-vous with destiny!
New jobless claims fall to lowest level since start of pandemic, new Covid cases fall by half in May;
A strong contender for the earliest known Decoration Day/Memorial Day: Did African American freedpeople and veterans invent this holiday on May 1 1865 to honor Union POWs deceased in a mini-Andersonville at the Charleston, South Carolina race track?
Breaking: McConnell strongarming senators to block January 6 board of inquiry as personal favor!