political poetry for our times from Skip Tenczar
This party that is beyond cockamamie,
Has no tolerance for the truth of Liz Cheney.
Their members must adhere,
To the Trumpian cheer
As the Donald says don’t you dare disobey me.
rethink the week
We begin our discussion about the cyberattack on the gasoline and diesel pipeline. Should the solution be a democratization of our infrastructure? Should we have a distributed infrastucture rather than centralized? There are major national security issues. There are governance issues that must be addressed.
Who has the voting advantage? Should all controversial issues be tabled because they are controversial? The Republicans have shown no willingness to compromise, and DT is a dicatator-in-waiting.
Should the US issue Vaccine passports?
Austin is the Deputy Director of the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale University, an initiative that brings together faculty, students, and scholars to collaborate on research related to competition policy and antitrust enforcement. He is also a Fellow at The Harkin Institute at Drake University and a Senior Fellow at Data for Progress.
Lincoln Mitchell is a political analyst, pundit and writer based in New York City and San Francisco. Lincoln works on democracy and governance related issues in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He also works with businesses and NGOs globally, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Lincoln writes and speaks about US politics as well, is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion and was the national political correspondent for The New York Observer from 2014-2016. Lincoln was on the faculty of Columbia University's School of International Affairs from 2006-2013. He retains an affiliation with Columbia's Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and teaches in Columbia’s political science department as well. In addition, he worked for years as a political consultant advising and managing domestic political campaigns.
Doug Lindner is a voting rights lawyer and political staffer currently serving as National Voter Protection Director of the Voter Protection Corps, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and expanding the right to vote. Prior to joining the Voter Protection Corps, he served as Campaign Counsel and National Voter Protection Director for Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign and Voter Protection Director for the Montana Democratic Party during Senator Jon Tester’s successful re-election campaign. Doug has also served on the Democratic Party’s Voter Protection teams for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s election and New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan’s election, and worked on voting rights and civil rights issues nationwide at the ACLU. He holds a J.D. and an M.P.A. from New York University.