Part 1: We talk with Scott Braddock, editor of the Quorum Report, Texas expert.
Scott Braddock notes that it is refreshing to have the US Senate discuss substantive issues, rather than the 'palace intrigues' of the Trump white house. 2004-2016 were 'base turnout elections' that cultivated the base voters for each party. This is unsustainable for the future.
We discussed Ted Cruz, and what his political future is likely to be. He is thought to be the most hated Senator, and there have been many calls for him to resign. We talked about his likely replacement, should that happen.
Ken Paxton, the indicted Atty General of Texas, is being investigated by the FBI, for actions reported by his own staff.
Part 2: Our conversation with Bill Curry, former candidate for governor of Connecticut, aide to Bill Clinton, political writer.
We discuss the inauguration, which appeared as a kind of prayer, full of hope and high resolutions. Karma seems to be finally catching up with Trump, who, with his erratic behavior, exemplified instability and chaos. Biden has introduced a new immigration policy to be enacted, and has abandoned the wall. Immigrants are needed, and indispensable to the US economy