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Wonkette Canned Soup Index (WCSI) Soars!

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You thought we were "joking" when we saidinvest in canned goods. Also, we never make jokes -- who do you people think we are, John McCain? And then Campbell's shares started to soar, and then the market collapsed in the biggest pool of blood since 1987, and guess who was left standing? Bloomberg reports: "The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 8.4 percent, the most since Oct. 26, 1987, as only Campbell Soup Co. gained." [Bloomberg]

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The Trump administration is expected to announce a sweeping plan to reshape the Executive branch this week -- mostly based on a blueprint from the Heritage Foundation and other rightwing think tanks -- to make it easier to isolate and eliminate parts of the government that conservatives don't like. The centerpiece is a proposal to merge the Labor and Education departments to eliminate supposed overlap between the two, because really, isn't all education simply a matter of job training anyway? Trump is already convinced that "community college" is just a fancy euphemism for vocational education, no matter how many times educators try to correct him, so there's a certain warped logic to that.

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Morning Wonketariat! Here's some of the things we may be talking about today.

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