This is a very, very important article to read to understand from a medical perspective, the one that counts by the way, what to expect moving forward.

NYTimes: No ‘Covid Zero,’ but Normalcy
nyti.ms/3bDgmJR

I wondered for almost a year as to why the previous administration did not take this simple step. I am pleased to see we have an administration that is doing it now.

Biden administration sending masks to poor communities -
politico.com/news/2021/02/24/b

This isn't at all political, but it speaks to things I see lurking under the surface.

I know the toxicity of division is disheartening. I know that living through a pandemic and taking care of the people we care about is hard.

I know we all wish that the unity President Biden spoke of could become a reality. I suspect we all know it won't very soon.

But we can unify. We can have heart. We can work for the better America and world we know is possible. And I also know that we are not alone.

Foo Fighters - Stranger Things Have Happened-
youtu.be/CEIeb85DkCs

The Pennsylvania Republican state committee needs to be censured.

PA GOP expected to consider censure of Sen. Pat Toomey over vote to convict Trump:
cnn.com/2021/02/24/politics/pe

It takes so long but we can't stop trying.

Kentucky Senate GOP leader files no-knock warrant bill -
abcn.ws/3smkLaN

Texas leadership is passing on winterizing their systems just after it's been proven once again that they need to.

But that's the Texas GOP. Just look at all the regulatory changes and effort they put in after the West Fertilizer Co explosion killed 15 and injured 160+. I'll save you the research: there wasn't any.

Texas Is Awash in Natural Gas. It Didn’t Help in the Storm; State, industry officials show little appetite to harden natural-gas systems after a winter freeze left millions without power and heat-
wsj.com/articles/texas-is-awas

The Congress needs to review and renew the Voting Rights Act and also pass HR1/S1, bills created by Democrats to protect and expand the vote.

Progressive media could do more to publicize the specific contents of these bills and how they would combat specific types of voter suppression. And the progressive media needs to keep up the great work exposing the anti-democracy bills the Republicans in the states are trying to get through the state legislatures.

On every level, Republicans must be exposed as the allies of insurrection, trying to reverse the victory of the Biden-Harris coalition, and attempting to accomplish with voter suppression laws what the Former Guy and his insurrectionists could not get done on January 6.

U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh Republican-backed voting restrictions-
reuters.com/article/politicsNe

This is good work for a short time period by the new administration, but there should be consequences for the last administration that did absolutely nothing to track the whereabouts of children and parents who they separated. It's heinous.

The parents of 506 separated migrant children still haven't been found, however. Lawyers say the parents of 322 of them were likely to have been deported.
nbcnews.com/politics/immigrati

How to know when your party is in trouble:  when they put out a statement that they are not the party of white supremacists.

In the DC media market, a right wing group is running ads that are anti-Vanita Gupta, Biden’s pick to be associate attorney general, complete with scary music and phony accusations ala the infamous Republican Willie Horton ad. 

Call your Senators today, generally your Republican Senators, and tell them to confirm these completely qualified Biden nominees. The GOP is still trying to sabotage our government from functioning by delaying these confirmations for no reason. Just say that. 202-224-3121 ☎️📱

Many of Biden’s nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate:
washingtonpost.com/politics/ma

I would love to ask Rob Portman what he has done to be bipartisan in the last 4 years during the Trump presidency.  Is hypocrite the word I'm searching for?

Partisanship was the name of the Trump game. Sorry GOP, the people will not fall for your BS again. Was the tax cut legislation bipartisan? Were the piles of ignored bills on McConnell's desk a result of bipartisanship? Was the Capitol attack by Trump thugs bipartisan? 

Or the confirmation of any of their Supreme Court nominations...one of which came from an intentional stonewalling of Merrick Garland?

Opinion | Biden promised bipartisanship. That rhetoric hasn’t been matched by action:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Sad and shameful,

The Neverending pattern..

But you're not patriotic if you kneel during the national anthem and you're a patriot if you stormed the capital and kill officers. So they say.


Grand jury declines to bring charges against officers in death of Daniel Prude | TheHill
thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

Yes there was a breakdown in intelligence, and no, the Capitol police were in no way ready for a deadly insurrection by a traitor President's cult, but let's place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the number one person responsible for what happened on January 6th: Trump.

We can also blame the worthless GQP, for their refusal for years to take far right extremist domestic terrorism seriously and for raising hell every time our intel agencies tried to raise the alarm about it because those people are their base.

Trump also hollowed out every agency in our government and drove the morale in them down to zero so, as I said, every bit of this goes to the Former Guy and his enabling party.

Former Capitol security officials blame intelligence lapses for deadly Jan. 6 riot:
washingtonpost.com/politics/ca

This is what a President does. 

Once again, I am glad that the better amongst us prevailed and Biden won. And once again, I wonder how much better off America (and the world) would be if Trump had never been elected in the first place.

Biden to order sweeping review of U.S. supply chain weak spots-
President Biden on Wednesday will formally order a 100-day government review of potential vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains for critical items, including computer chips, medical gear, electric-vehicle batteries and specialized minerals.
washingtonpost.com/business/20

@SteveRogers
And he hasn't even had big delicious pieces of chocolate cake with Xi yet.

It's refreshing to see a President who actually does the work of leading and running the nation, as opposed to the former clown who preferred watching cable news for a minimum of 12 hours a day in between ridiculous tweet storms.

@TonyStark I’m so happy to see this will be limited to small business owners. We got really shut out in a lot of cases in the first round unless you had a bank relationship and it wasn’t fair. Small business keeps this country going and I’m happy that our President recognizes this.

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