Our regular check in with Scott Braddock,the editor of the Quorum Report, the Voice of TX, the dean of the Austin Press Corps
We discuss the situation in Texas, following the Uvalde massacre. The story is developing.
Ken Paxton won the primary, defeating Bush 70-30%, signaling the end of the Bush political dynasty. Both men are trumpers. Abbott, the governor, made time on the day of the shooting, to attend a fund raiser. It is too tragic to note that after events like this, many states loosened their gun laws, and all other events are discussed, as distractions.
Gun makers’ stock prices rose in the wake of the murders.
We talk with Stephen Pimpare and Bill Curry. Curry is an American lawyer and politician, a two time Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut, White House advisor, and was head of Freeze Voter.
Stephen Pimpare is director of the Public Service and Nonprofit Leadership Program at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians: Poverty, Politics, and Propaganda in Two Gilded Ages (2004); A People’s History of Poverty in America (2008); and Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen(2017) and Politics for Social Workers (2021)
We discuss how journalists are being targeted, particularly in New Hampshire, where the homes of journalists have been vandalized. This has NOT been reported in NH papers or media, except public radio. The Washington Post has reported this. We discuss corruption in government, including local government. Democrats are making promised during campaigns, but not following through once elected.