Political poem from Skip Tenczar
Donald recommends that his fans should take it,
The Covid vaccine that in his mind -- he made it.
This huge anti-masker
Infected Melania, just ask her.
He felt public pressure, so he figured he'd fake it.
Wisdom from Italy: "When everybody's health is at stake, true freedom is to follow instructions."-Mattia Ferraresi
Part One: Scott Braddock, the editor of the Quorum Report the voice of TX the dean of the Austin Press Corp
Texas' last Public Utility Commission member resigns at Gov. Greg Abbott's request.
Texas' top three Republican leaders splinter over electricity repricing. Scott also discusses the details of this.
Three Texas Republicans vote against awarding Congressional Gold Medals to police who protected Capitol during insurrection
Part Two: a conversation between Bill Curry and Lincoln Mitchell...from Cuomo to Amazon to Filibuster to attacks on Asian Americans to US China Relations to vaccine hesitancy aka GOP men v the border to reopening schools. Bill Curry is a progressive writer, and former candidate for Connecticut governor. He is also a former aide to Bill Clinton. Lincoln Mitchell is a writer, pundit and specialist in political development. He is based in New York City and San Francisco.
Schools reopening Lancet v the CDC
Proud Boys Leaders in Four States Are Charged in Capitol Riot. (NYT)
Power Up: Only roughly a fifth of Senate Democrats are committed to totally scrapping the filibuster(WaPo), which is necessary in order to implement new legislation. It has become "the filibuster vs. democracy".
Treasury says state tax cuts OK if separated from virus aid (AP)
Recent Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Doesn't Mean Anti-Asian Racism Is New. Teen Vogue
We also touch on the attempt to recall Gov. Newsom.
Diane Feinstein's future is also discussed.
Biden's diplomatic team meeting with the Chinese to set new terms of engagement. As we know, a bilateral relationship is needed.