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Episode 52 - Happy Two Years!

Episode 52 - Happy Two Years!

Wes, Eneasz, and David discuss the news from the last two weeks from a rationalist perspective

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News discussed:

Texas appeals court sided with the parents of a transgender teenager, rejecting Attorney General Ken Paxton’s efforts to allow a child abuse investigation to proceed

Appeals Court held that it did not have jurisdiction

Preliminary injunction issued on Friday

Jussie Smollett sentenced, and assures us that he’s not suicidal

Eneasz was wrong, it’s pronounced Kee-v

EA group’s rough attempt to profile charities which support Ukrainian war relief

Fukuyama is predicting that Russia will lose

Random Russains getting canceled for no good reason

Tchaikovsky. Cats. Mustard. wtf

Facebook is allowing calls for violence against Russia

EU sanctioning Russia Today and Sputnik

Zvi on the Ukraine situation

Russia warned the United States that convoys with weapons sent to Ukraine would be “legitimate targets” for the Russian military.

Orthodox theologians declare the "Ruskyy mir - Russian world" a false teaching. They have openly called "Russian world" doctrine a heresy

Biden gave a speech. No further comment. 

Federal COVID response money is almost gone, they asked for $30B more

The White House hasn’t publicly detailed exactly how it’s spent the more than $4 trillion Congress authorized for Covid-19 relief 

SCOTUS held that government doesn’t have to turn over information on secret torture sites

New law bans forced arbitration of sexual harassment suits

A Republican proposed an actual policy agenda, with predictable results

Mitch McConnell slapped him down immediately

Andrew Torrez thinks Trump is going to jail

Idaho house passed a law that would make it a felony to give trans kids surgery

Idaho house also passed a law removing an exemption that protects libraries, schools, museums, colleges and universities for “disseminating material that is harmful to minors.” 

Mary Elizabeth Coleman of the Missouri House of Representatives has introduced a provision that would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps a Missouri resident obtain an abortion out of state.

Happy News!

Happy Victory over Covid-19 day

“Test to treat” plan for covid - Test positive at a pharmacy, they give you free Paxlovid

Not paid for - Republicans (who else?!) holding up funding

CDC predictably foot-dragging on public transit rules, giving us all a chance to practice ignoring the CDC

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Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week's news.