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January 04, 2022
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“Happy Birthday to Coup.”

In This Episode

Donald Trump plans a press conference to celebrate the anniversary of the insurrection he inspired, Democrats make another attempt at changing the filibuster to pass voting rights, UC San Francisco Department of Medicine Chair Bob Wachter joins
to give an update on the Omicron surge, and a recap 2021’s final dumbest moments.


Show Notes



  • Playbook: Dems to use Jan. 6 anniversary to supercharge voting rights push
  • NBC: Schumer calls for ‘democracy reforms’ to prevent more Jan. 6-style events
  • CNN: The January 6 committee formed 6 months ago. Here’s what it’s uncovered. 
  • WaPo: Since Jan. 6, the pro-Trump Internet has descended into infighting over money and followers 
  • CNN: Cheney: January 6 committee has ‘firsthand testimony’ that Ivanka asked Trump to intervene during insurrection
  • WSJ: Jan. 6 Committee Plans Public Hearings, Possible Subpoenas Over Capitol Attack 
  • Politico: At time of Capitol prayer service Jan. 6, Trump will deliver remarks doubling down on the ‘Big Lie’ 
  • Newsweek: Trump’s ‘Tone-Deaf’ Plan for Jan. 6 Press Conference Slammed by Republicans, Former Aide
  • NYT: Jan. 6 Panel Faces Difficult Questions as Anniversary of Capitol Riot Approaches
  • Morning Consult: The Republican Party’s Image Has Recovered From the Fallout of Jan. 6
  • ABC: Majority of Americans think Jan. 6 attack threatened democracy: POLL 
  • CBS: A year after Jan. 6, violence still seen threatening U.S. democracy, and some say force can be justified 
  • WSJ: Democrats Seek Filibuster Changes to Pass Elections Bills
  • Politico: Bernard Kerik provides batch of documents to Jan. 6 select committee 
  • CNN: Biden says he supports filibuster carve-out for voting rights 
  • AJC: Inside the campaign to undermine Georgia’s election 
  • The Atlantic: Why the January 6 Investigation Is Weirdly Static 



  • News1:UCSF medical expert shares why COVID-19 might be with us forever
  • NY Times: When Three Shots Are Not Enough 
  • WSJ: Why Cloth Masks Might Not Be Enough as Omicron Spreads
  • NYT: Airlines cancel more than 2,000 flights on Monday, a busy holiday travel day.
  • The Atlantic: The Wrong People Are Hoarding COVID Tests
  • The Atlantic: Our Relationship With COVID Vaccines Is Just Getting Started
  • The Atlantic: How Long Does Omicron Take to Make You Sick?
  • CNN: What parents should know about sending kids back to school during Omicron
  • WaPo: FDA authorizes coronavirus vaccine boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds as schools reopen amid omicron surge
  • WaPo: Omicron’s impact better measured by rising hospitalizations than cases, Fauci says
  • WaPo: Southeast U.S. poised for a firestorm of omicron cases, with few safeguards in place



  • Fox: Joe Rogan leads move to GETTR after Twitter bans Dr. Robert Malone, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene 
  • NYT: Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account 
  • Forbes: What Is Mass Formation Psychosis? Robert Malone Makes Covid-19 Vaccine Claims On Joe Rogan Show 
  • Variety: Andy Cohen Went on a Tipsy New Year’s Eve Rant About Outgoing NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘Sayonara, Sucka!’ 
  • Slate: Dear Celebrities: You Can’t Sell NFTs and Say You’re Helping the Planet! 
  • Indy100: Matt Damon released a new Bitcoin commercial – and people are truly cringing 


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