political poetry for the world we live in: political verse by Skip Tenczar
Vaccine hesitancy has now become a thing,
From new age shamans to the right wing.
This unlikely alliance
Practices pseudo science,
Keeping us from herd immunity and the life it will bring.
rethink the week : talkers
Professor Dean Spiliotis civic scholar at SNHU a veteran political scientist and political analyst with broad expertise in presidential politics and policy, campaigns and elections - especially New Hampshire politics and its presidential primary. (https://www.nhpoliticalcapital.com/aboutus.php)
Professor Robert Hockett Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and a Professor of Public Affairs), is senior counsel at investment firm Westwood Capital, LLC, and was a Fellow at The Century Foundation think tank. As of 2019, he is advising CongresswomanAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal.
Professor Stephen Pimpare Sr. Fellow Carsey institute UNH Stephen is a nationally recognized expert on poverty, homelessness, and U.S. social policy. (https://manchester.unh.edu/person/stephen-pimpare)
David Atkins is a writer and activist from California. He is a contributor to the Washington Monthly’s Political Animal, elected DNC Member, and president of The Pollux Group, a qualitative research firm.(https://www.davidatkinsdnc.com/
A party that chooses to pass policy in the #publicinterest & #govern, can not support the filibuster. A party that prefers to discard the #Democratic process & genuflect to their #autocrat du jour revels in the "lie of #bipartisanship" made respectable by the term #filibuster.
tweet of the day:
Georgia voters in communities of color had to wait in line for 11 hours to vote in 2020. Worse, many of the registration deadlines in the state are over a month before the election. In contrast , Atlanta Spa shooter bought his gun the same day he decided to use it murder 8 people.
Quote of the day wisdom from Italy: "When everybody’s health is at stake, true freedom is to follow instructions."-Mattia Ferraresi
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Part 1: We have a wide-ranging discussion with our four panelists.
China has castigated the US on American internal problems. But these are the typical “cold war” stories: paint America as terrible.
Biden has been very critical of Putin. While this is strong, it is also 'pre-Trump' normal in US Russia relations. There have been computer hacks by both China and Russia. There is no down side for the Democrats for being firmer with China and Russia.
A discussion of economics: America is losing manufacturing advantage, because our economy has undergone financialization, rather than investing in manufacturing capabilities. We must regain capabilities, and become less dependent on foreign suppliers. We must invest in infrastructure, especially human capital. We must “finnish the job”, a reference to Finland, whose people are among the happiest in the world. This means inspiring and maintaining their trust in government.