“Researchers found that when people felt powerless, they were more likely to say that race, class, and gender disparities were justified…No, life’s not fair. And in a cruel twist, our wish to see it as fair keeps us from making it so.” Matthew Hutson (The Atlantic)
Hillary Clinton has “been good on kind of individual specific things — sometimes too specific. She’s been weak, I think, on translating that into a grand vision. Trump has exactly the opposite problem. We all know what he wants to do: Make America Great Again. You can put it on a hat. But his specific plans for doing that are…very vague, at best, and totally changeable.” Ruth Marcus (NPR; WAMU The Diane Rehm Show)
Christina Hale “brings all kinds of things [to the John Gregg for Governor ticket]. She’s been an outspoken and very effective advocate on women’s issues. She brings youth. She brings a concern on environment and education. She brings geographic diversity, having been raised in the region and now lives in Marion County. She comes from a Cuban-American family. She brings all kinds of things to the ticket to complement him and yet she is not the echo chamber that [opponent] Mike Pence surrounds himself with.” Ann Delaney, discussing Democratic candidate for Indiana governor’s choice of Christina Hale as a running mate. Mike Pence (R) will have Eric Holcomb as his choice for lieutenant governor. Unless he boots him out prematurely as he did with Sue Elspermann. (WFYI; Indiana Week in Review)
A room at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC will be priced at 550 dollars for a one-night stay when the hotel opens in September. (Molly Ball, The Atlantic)
The United States has killed 25,000 ISIS fighters to date. (Pentagon; Panoply/Slate The Gist)
Approximately 2.6 million infants born today in the world will die before their 30th birthday. (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; APM Marketplace)
“…the number of Chinese older than 65 is expected to rise from roughly 100 million in 2005 to more than 329 million in 2050 — more than the combined populations of Germany, Japan, France, and Britain.” Howard French (The Atlantic)
June 6, 7, 13, 14: Free admission at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium
June 12-18: Irvington Folk Festival, Indianapolis
June 21-23: Free admission at the Field Museum of Chicago
July 2-9: National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Michigan
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