We talk with Scott Braddock, dean of the Austin Press Corps, about upcoming primary races in Texas. The governor, Abbott, is up for reelection, and has as his opponent, Beto O'Rourke. Abbott is being criticized for potential problems with the power grid, which have not been addressed since last year's Great Freeze. Paxton, the AG, has been diagnosed with COVID.
WE talk with Robert Hockett, of Cornel University, and Bill Curry, former aide to Bill Clinton about how governable the US is at present. Checks and balances no longer work, and the country is polarized. The filibuster exists to stop change, and advantages Republicans.
We also discuss the supply chain problems, which are reflected in higher in prices, and some shortages and inflation. However, if productivity grows, this would be counter inflationary.