Our deadline poet delivers: from Skip Tenczar
McCarthy said he did it for “unity”,
But for many it was just opportunity.
They care little for facts,
So they gave Liz the axe
As they embraced the big lie with impunity.
We talk with Scott Braddock, the editor of the Quorum Report, the Voice of TX. The Texas legislature is meeting, with a deadline of midnight Thursday, to pass any new legislation. The next session is in two years.
We talk with Bill Curry about Senate votes. McConnell expects both Manchin and Sinema to vote with Republicans on HR 1. We talk about the strategy of having a small number of bills, with many amendments, or having many smaller bills, and forcing the Republicans to vote on each one, to make clear to voters the Republicans' racist and big business focus. We discuss the Afghanistan withdrawal.
We also discuss the way that campaigns are funded: it looks like the strategy of small numerous contributions from voters is more effective than large checks.
Capitol Rioters Are the Real Victims of the Insurrection, Says Paul Gosar https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dvvb/capitol-rioters-are-the-real-victims-of-the-insurrection-says-paul-gosar
Liz Cheney Is Out. What Does That Mean for the GOP?
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/liz-cheney-house-republican-party-trump-mccarthy.htmlMcConnell privately assures
Manchin breaking with Democrats on voting rights
GOP assumes that Kyrsten Sinema will kill Biden’s tax hike: report https://www.salon.com/2021/05/13/mcconnell-privately-assures-gop-that-kyrsten-sinema-will-kill-bidens-tax-hike-report/
Over 100 Republicans threaten to quit GOP over Trump's party stranglehold "It is now time to seriously consider whether an alternative might be the only option" https://www.salon.com/2021/05/13/over-100-republicans-threaten-to-quit-gop-over-trumps-party-stranglehold_partner/
Arizona’s Bonkers Recount https://slate.com/podcasts/what-next/2021/05/arizona-ballot-recount
Talk of labor shortages is everywhere. What is really going on?
Ocasio-Cortez hits Biden for taking ‘the side of occupation’ in Mideast violence
Why This Round of Israeli-Palestinian Violence Feels Different There’s no more “peace process” to go back to. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/israel-palestine-violence-gaza-peace-process.html
Israel-Palestine conflict erupts in new dangerous ways Asia Times
Battle between Israel and Hamas is an unwelcome surprise for Biden
California’s Taxes: The Only Ones Suited for the 21st Centuryhttps://prospect.org/blogs/tap/californias-taxes-only-ones-suited-for-21st-century/
Jeanne Shaheen, Defense Contractors, and the Afghanistan Withdrawal The senator cites women’s rights as a reason not to leave, but New Hampshire arms manufacturers may also play a role.