Republican Attack Dogs Try to Portray Judge Jackson as Soft on Pedophiles
We begin with today’s hearing on the confirmation to the Supreme Court of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson before the Senate Judiciary Committee at which Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, both of whom supported the insurrection against the United States in the January 6th storming of the Capitol where lawmakers lives were threatened, relentlessly tried to make the case that Judge Jackson is soft on pedophiles. Joining us to discuss how the extreme partisan Republican attack dogs with the loudest barks dominated today’s Judiciary Committee hearing is Lisa Graves, the Executive Director of the new corporate watchdog group True North Research. She has served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government–as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department, as Chief Counsel for Nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and as a Deputy Chief of the article 3 judges division for the U.S. Courts.
Is Putin’s Purge an Attempt to Preempt a Coup Against Him?
Will Freezing Russian Reserves Cause Blowback Against the Dollar as the Reserve Currency?
Then finally, we assess whether there will be blowback against the dollar as the reserve currency following the freezing of Russia’s $630 billion in foreign currency reserves and speak with Benn Steil, director of international economics and the historian in residence at the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as the author, most recently, of The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. And we discuss his article at Foreign Affairs, “Is China Helping Russia Hide Money?”