In this latest issue of my weekly podcast, we discuss the current state of the GOP. Last week, ten Republican representatives voted to impeach--and seven Republican senators voted to remove--Donald Trump. That is the largest number of other-party senators voting for removal from office in U.S. history. A day later, Trump excoriated Mitch McConnell, calling into question his leadership. The GOP once prided itself on unity while the Democrats struggled to pull together. Now the tables have turned. The GOP needs Biden to do very badly to have a good chance in 2024--or maybe even 2022.
The number of split delegations in the Senate has fallen to its lowest since the direct election of senators began in 1914. Only six states now have senators from different parties; for most of the last century, this number hovered between 10 and 20.
Three Covid-19 Mutation Takeaways: 1. The newest variants have become mostly resistant to the sera of people infected with older variants. 2. The newest variants are becoming increasingly resistant to the sera of vaccinated persons. 3. The newest variants clearly mutate in real-time in response to changes in the human environment.
Is China committing genocide? In Northwest China, one million Uighurs have been forced into "re-education"/concentration camps. The Uighurs have been forced into factory work with reports of sterilizing the women and separating children from their families. The US and other Western nations have debated whether what is happening in Xinjiang Province is a full-fledged genocide or a (perhaps less sinister?) cultural genocide. This debate coincides with Biden and China clashing over other flashpoints like Honk Kong, Taiwan, and oh yes coup-stricken Myanmar, a "friend" of China that is facing its own genocide charges.
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