So. Are we plowing snow or bullshit today?

Ukraine

There is a new blog post entitled, “Is the Ukraine story really somehow about U.S. politics?

Julian Borger, Luke Harding, and Andrew Roth, “US accuses Russia of conspiring to take over Ukraine government,” Guardian, January 20, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/20/us-russia-ukraine-government-sanctions


Pittsburgh snow

There is another new blog post entitled, “Waiting for the snow to melt.”

Julia Felton, “Pittsburgh officials say 50 trucks still cleaning snow and ice,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 20, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-officials-say-50-trucks-still-cleaning-snow-and-ice/


Donald Trump

Coup attempt

David G. Savage, “Supreme Court rejects Trump’s plea to shield White House records from House inquiry,” Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2022, https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2022-01-19/supreme-court-turns-down-trumps-plea-to-shield-his-white-house-records-from-house-probe

John Wagner, “Georgia prosecutor requests special grand jury in probe of Trump’s efforts to overturn state’s election results,” Washington Post, January 20, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/01/20/georgia-da-seeks-special-grand-jury-trump/

Felicia Sonmez, Josh Dawsey, and Jonathan O’Connell, “Supreme Court, investigators force Trump and his children on the defensive on multiple fronts,” Washington Post, January 21, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/01/21/supreme-court-investigators-force-trump-his-children-defensive-multiple-fronts/

Finances

Corinne Ramey, “New York Attorney General Says Evidence Suggests Trump, Company Falsely Valued Assets,” Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-attorney-general-evidence-suggests-trump-and-company-falsely-valued-assets-11642573790

Felicia Sonmez, Josh Dawsey, and Jonathan O’Connell, “Supreme Court, investigators force Trump and his children on the defensive on multiple fronts,” Washington Post, January 21, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/01/21/supreme-court-investigators-force-trump-his-children-defensive-multiple-fronts/


Joe Biden’s bipartisan delusions

Alex Shephard cheers Joe Biden’s belated recognition that Republicans are obstructionist, but saves for very near the end of his article that two of his Democratic senators are too.[1] I’m sorry if I don’t see how this is very good news. Yes, it’s good that Biden comes to his senses about anything. What that means for his agenda is another question entirely.

Alex Shephard, “Bipartisanship Is Dead, and That’s Great News for Joe Biden,” New Republic, January 21, 2022, https://newrepublic.com/article/165093/bipartisanship-dead-biden-democrats-obama


COVID-19 Pandemic

(Inter)national

Jacob Gershman, “Judge Blocks Biden Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers,” Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-blocks-biden-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-for-federal-workers-11642790097


  1. [1]Alex Shephard, “Bipartisanship Is Dead, and That’s Great News for Joe Biden,” New Republic, January 21, 2022, https://newrepublic.com/article/165093/bipartisanship-dead-biden-democrats-obama

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