Skip Tenzcar our deadline poet delivers
Here’s a brief look at his year in review,
He golfed and compared COVID to the flu.
Then he got infected,
And was unelected.
Now he can just worry about Internal Revenue.
Rethink the week
Professor David Schultz Hamline U David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science who teaches across a wide range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics. David is also a professor in the Hamline and University of Minnesota Schools of Law where he teaches election law
Professor Dean Spiliotes Southern NH U Dean Spiliotes has been Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University since 2007. He is also founder of the political blog, NHPoliticalCapital.com. Spiliotes’ teaching focus is presidential politics and policy, campaigns and elections, and New Hampshire politics and its presidential primary.
Professor Stephen Pimpare UNH Stephen Pimpare is a nationally recognized expert on poverty, homelessness, and U.S. social policy. Prior to joining UNH in 2015, where he teaches courses on American politics and public policy for the Public Service & Nonprofit Leadership Program and is a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy, he served as a senior-level administrator for anti-hunger organizations in New York City, and taught at the City University of New York, NYU, and Columbia University.
Nothing becomes Donald Trump’s presidency like his leaving it
Trump criticizes Senate Republicans ahead of election results vote, urges a ‘fight’
Trump’s Coup Attempt Could Cost Republicans the Senate
Georgians want him to concede the November election. Instead, he’s planning a fight in Congress just as they go to the polls. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/12/trump-coup-attempt-could-cost-gop-senate.html
Veto Corleone https://heisenbergreport.com/2020/12/23/veto-corleone-2/
‘Complete clusterf—’: Trump leaves Washington in limbo Politico
US coronavirus death toll could reach 731,000 by April if states ease mandates but up to 45,000 lives could be saved by vaccine rollout, IHME predictions show as a record 120,000 patients face Christmas Day in hospital https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9087021/US-death-toll-reach-731K-April-1-states-ease-mandates-latest-IHME-predictions-show.html
Inside Trump and Barr’s Last-Minute Killing Spree ProPublica
U.S. states enlist medical, nursing students to give out COVID-19 vaccine https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vaccine-nurses/u-s-states-enlist-medical-nursing-students-to-give-out-covid-19-vaccine-idUSKBN28Y124
The SEC Should Require Companies to Disclose Climate Change Risk
Opinion: Trump pardons corrupt lawmakers, but the real scandal is that the capital is still a swamp https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-pardons-corrupt-lawmakers-but-the-real-scandal-is-that-the-capital-is-still-a-swamp-11608820679
Blackwater, Iraq and President Trump’s Pardon https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/world/middleeast/blackwater-trump-pardon.html
Germany and Europe Could Fall Short on Vaccine Supplies https://www.spiegel.de/consent-a-?targetUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spiegel.de%2Finternational%2Feurope%2Fthe-planning-disaster-germany-and-europe-could-fall-short-on-vaccine-supplies-a-3db4702d-ae23-4e85-85b7-20145a898abd
If Covid-19 vaccines cause side-effects, who pays: makers or governments? SCMP
Challenging police violence … while Black https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-police-immunity-race/
Can Donald Trump pardon himself? The raging political debate goes on https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/531695-can-donald-trump-pardon-himself-the-raging-political-debate-goes-on
Trump refuses to budge over aid bill, imperiling jobless benefits for millions https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/trump-refuses-to-budge-over-aid-bill-imperiling-jobless-benefits-for-millions-idUSKBN29003U
Coronavirus: Cases of new variant appear worldwide https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55452262
Lost in the middle: Will the arrogant certainty of “centrism” destroy America? From Bill Clinton through Barack Obama and now Joe Biden, the centrist consensus has failed — and learned nothing https://www.salon.com/2020/12/26/lost-in-the-middle-will-the-arrogant-certainty-of-centrism-destroy-america/
Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting
New Hampshire ranks No. 1 — in COVID-19 nursing home deaths https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/new-hampshire-ranks-no-1—-in-covid-19-nursing-home-deaths/article_e0c58f5e-f6c1-5e9e-bdaa-7b2ac059c753.html?block_id=868819
The Biden Team isn’t spooked by Stephen Miller https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/22/biden-team-does-not-seem-spooked-by-ghost-stephen-miller/
To stay or to go? Amid coronavirus outbreaks, migrants face the starkest of choices: Risking their lives in U.S. detention or returning home to the dangers they fled https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/26/immigration-detention-covid-deportation/?arc404=true
Mother, 29, given TWO free homes worth $409K by ‘Nashville bomber’, 63, says she had no idea he signed property over to her a month ago – as Feds probe if he blew himself up because he feared 5G is spying on Americans https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9090067/PICTURED-Mother-29-given-TWO-free-homes-worth-409K-Nashville-bomber.html
LOOKING AHEAD PREDICTIONS????