Trump departs early from a tense G-7 summit after rattling allies with trade threats

“En garde Madame LaGarde!” America’s allies plan to confront Trump over his trade and climate policies at the G7 summit, which Trump now plans to leave early. Other leaders warned if he refuses to sign onto the goals the group hatches, they will proceed without the U.S., further isolating the country from longtime partners. —… Read More Trump departs early from a tense G-7 summit after rattling allies with trade threats

The End Stage of the Trump Presidency, and the Gangsterization of America | Crooked Media

Good read. The Russia and Cohen investigations expose Trump and his campaign and his business organization to such serious legal jeopardy that it is difficult to fathom a future in which criminality and corruption aren’t the traits that define Trump’s presidency. That’s one way to conceive of Davdison’s “end stage.” But it doesn’t mean his presidency… Read More The End Stage of the Trump Presidency, and the Gangsterization of America | Crooked Media

SERIOUSLY, WTF??? “Torch-wielding protesters rally at Confederate statue in Virginia” – NY Daily News

Okay, it’s just not funny any more. Torch-wielding white supremacists rallied around a Robert E. Lee statue slated for removal and chanted “Russia is our friend” in Virginia Saturday night. I realize they’re just trying to get people upset, but this is just downright weird. I’m not going any further. I support free speech, so go… Read More SERIOUSLY, WTF??? “Torch-wielding protesters rally at Confederate statue in Virginia” – NY Daily News

Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973

Searching the USC digital archives for photos of Venice, I found this in the collection called “Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, 1925-2002.” It’s a great view from in front of what’s now Menotti’s Cafe on Windward. Based on the striped column, it looks like there was once a barber shop there. What’s now Collage Cafe once… Read More Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973