In Pennsylvania, Hillary's lead over Sanders has shrunk to single digits (latest.com). She was up 22 points; now it's 6 points, and falling.
Shaking Hands with the Hilldebeest (lrb.co.uk). Ever wonder what it's like to shake Hillary's hand at a cozy Palo Alto fund-raiser? Terry Castle has the suitably weird inside scoop.
Bill Clinton defends decision not to recuse himself of superdelegate vote (nydailynews.com). Disgusting.
Trump bills himself as a deal-maker. Let's see what kind of deal he can do in Cleveland, where bullshit and bluster aren't going to work; it'll be time for some major-league deal-making, or else pack up and go home.
Pennsylvania voters switching parties at what may be record pace ahead of April 26 primary (mcall.com). The numbers show a small net gain for the Republicans.
America’s infrastructure is so bad, self-driving cars can’t even find the lanes on the road (rawstory.com). Bumps ahead.
Former Defense Secretary Says US on “Precipice of New Arms Race” as Obama Plans $1 Trillion in “Small, Flexible” Nukes (mishtalk.com).
France: Exodus of 10,000 millionaires amid rising Muslim tensions (ibtimes.co.uk). This would've been impressive in 1970, when $1 million was really worth something. Also:
Australia is top destination for the super-wealthy (ibtimes.co.uk). But again, millionaires are called out as "super-wealthy," which is silly. A million dollars is not super-wealth. Not any more.
The Gig Economy Is Growing, and It Is Terrifying (gawker.com). A future with no benefits.
The Lies of Neoliberal Economics, or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers (counterpunch.org). "Rather than the rising tide of debt raising all boats, it raises the yachts, but the rest of the economy is underwater."
Total Inequality (theatlantic.com). Future generations will be sicker, less educated, and live shorter lives. Unless you're wealthy.
The ink in 2000-year-old scrolls contains metal (dailymail.co.uk). Apparently, the metal in the ink is lead, not iron.
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