Every Wednesday of 2021 has had a historic event. January 6th was the insurrection on Capitol Hill. January 13th was the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. January 20th was the inauguration of President Joe Biden. It has been bumpy, but democracy survived. For now.
A new administration doesn’t mean old crisis are gone. The pandemic is raging in parts of the country. Biden wants $1.9 billion in another round of relief. To pass the proposal, Democrats are talking about “reconciliation” to get around Senate Republican obstruction. To prevent further obstruction, will the Senate filibuster be eliminated? After all, obstruction fuels extremism.
To prepare for the week ahead, recap what the hell happened last week with Tyler Axness and Jason Matthews.