Fix the Workforce System to Aid the Jobs Recovery
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BRENT ORRELL AND MATT LEGER: Greater flexibility and freedom in the workforce system can improve the post-pandemic employment picture.
🎧 On the Pods… 🎧
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol and Mona Charen step in for Charlie Sykes to discuss why Republicans can’t quit Trump, British police shows, and Andrew Cuomo’s scandals.
🎥 ATMA: The Golden Globes Stank.
Plus: 'Minari' Reviewed!
For Bulwark+ Members… 🔐
MORNING SHOTS: The Woke Wars 🔓
CHARLIE SYKES (who got his second COVID shot yesterday) on when the left targets the left.
THE TRIAD: Biden's Future Has Two Parts 🔓
JONATHAN V. LAST: There are going to be two different Biden administrations.
🎥 ATMA: Has Peak TV Peaked? 🔐
On this week’s special, members-only episode of Across the Movie Aisle, the gang asks whether or not COVID-related production slowdowns, which resulted in the first dip in scripted dramas in a decade, mean that Peak TV has peaked.
We’re going to have another livestream this Thursday, but it’s only for members of Bulwark+. Panelists and topic to be announced tomorrow. If you’re not a member of B+ yet, you can join here to see what you’ve been missing:
From The Bulwark Aggregator…
In Today’s Bulwark…
RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON: The risks of loose talk about purging or punishing Democratic moderates like Joe Manchin.
BRIAN KAREM: New policy discriminates against small outlets and limits coverage of the administration.
ICYMI: The Facts of Life
WILLIAM KRISTOL: The country takes priority over conservative navel gazing.
EVERYBODY, LET’S TAKE SHOTS.
President Biden, on the news that the J&J vaccine was not only rolling out, but getting a little help from Merck, announced we should have enough for all adults two months early.
I’ll defer to Dolly for the PSA:
DJ Judd @DJJuddThis woman is a gift https://t.co/h4RNpYbvSA
Things seem to continue to be going poorly in Texas…
The state government is rolling back mask restrictions and allowing businesses to open 100%…
Their largest and oldest energy provider filed for bankruptcy…
Razor wire… Again? The early reports that the razor wire around the Capitol were coming down appear to have been incorrect.
Steve Bannon wants his lien lifted. #BestPeople
Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobsBREAKING: Trump is likely to grant Steve Bannon a pardon, sources tell me, ending federal prosecution of the president’s former strategist for allegedly defrauding donors to a group that sought to build a wall on the Mexico border. Story out soon.
Baseball may be back… But the Indians were dealt a self imposed black eye when it was revealed that their former pitching coach had a BIG problem in how he interacted with women. And Nick Francona, a former MLB guy (whose dad coaches the Indians) took a principled stand.
Beyond parody. Remind me, small government conservative friends, what is the federal government supposed to do about any of these actions by private businesses?
Josh Hawley seems like a defense attorney for the insurrectionists… Former Rep. Denver Riggleman, who has a background in Intel, has some questions:
Denver Riggleman @RepRigglemanData would include (among other things) Call Detail Records (CDRs). If the warrant writer was competent and knew what to ask, location, frequency of calls (chaining), timing, etc. are easy to discern. Easy If it was my old team, you’re screwed if you were up on comms. I got ya https://t.co/FeRIaUWuxr
Saying the quiet part out loud… Arizona Republicans are doing just that.
I suggest we play a little game called: Havvvvve you met Ted? Meet the CPACers.
Speaker Boehner’s book is going to be fire. A look at the jacket with some pull quotes. Love the Mark Meadows one.
We’ll see you tomorrow, and hopefully Thursday on the livestream. If you’re not a member, please consider giving it a try:
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