Political poetry, by Skip Tenczar: as democracy is under attack
The Republicans are jousting with goblins,
By writing bills that are poisoned with toxins.
They fight “voter fraud”
And people they see as odd,
Offering solutions to imaginary problems.
Val Endress, Prof. of Communications, Rhode Island College
Stephen Pimpare, Prof. at University of New Hampshire
David Levinthal, writer for Business Insider
We discuss with our guests the changes that President Biden has proposed and how many people have been surprised at Biden's shift to the left: he has moved with the Democratic party. His appeal to voters directly, rather than to Congress, is a smart move. Because we no longer have a viable two-party system, it is logical, because attempting to negotiate with the fractured Republican party is fruitless.
We discuss changes necessary for the US healthcare system. Sanders and Biden have differing approaches.
Washington DC statehood is also on the agenda. Republicans fear this, because it is likely to produce two more Democratic senators.
Rudy Giuliani is in the news, with differing opinions on his effect. He is likely to stir up Trump's base, although Trump has distanced himself from Giuliani.