Beat the Press: David Brooks says we live in the best of all possible worlds
Naked Capitalism: building a dystopia to control low-wage workers
Truthout: Blue Cross pushed its executives to donate to a Michigan Democrat running for governor who doesn’t support single payer.
Gin and Tacos: We don’t have to live like this
Ian Welsh: being happy in difficult times
Bonus Track: HistoryExtra: Women boxers in the 18th century, including “the famous ass-woman of Stowe Newington”