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Anti-COVID pill approved; economy booming; Jordan asked to explain insurrection role

Jim Jordan, crime magnet

In the news today: Quite a bit of good, for a change! The U.S. economy continues to boom, and the supply chain surge that saw major U.S. ports clogged with more imports than they could handle is waning after prompt federal and state action. A new pill believed to be effective in reducing COVID-19 symptoms has been approved for emergency sale—hopefully in time to help mitigate what’s expected to be a very large surge of omicron-infected patients.

In Congress, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection today asked Rep. Jim Jordan, a key House Republican backer of election conspiracy theories thought to be in contact with both Trump and Jan. 6 planners, to come to share what he knows. He’ll refuse to testify, of course. Does that mean the House will hold one of its own members in contempt? Well, in even more contempt than it already does?

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If Democrats don’t act now, Republicans plan to hold the entire U.S. economy hostage in 2023

As the Post’s Paul Waldman reminds us, the nihilistic, willfully ignorant breed of know-nothings that currently predominate among congressional Republicans will have no qualms whatsoever about wrecking...

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The Senate changed its rules to save the economy. One senator wants a repeat to save the democracy

“We think it’s so important that we change the rule in order to save the economy,” Warnock told NBC News on Tuesday. “Well, the warning lights on our democracy are blinking right now, and we seem...

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The media is setting a gloom-and-doom tone on the economy

Does that reflect reality? Hmmm. Well, again, 2021 started out pretty badly. The recovery from the March 2020 crash as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the country is not yet complete. But there...