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Lots of news to catch up with at the start of the show, as it’s hearing time in Congress. I’ll try to bring us up to speed on what’s happened so far today.

Then, I’m thrilled to welcome historian and author Rick Perlstein back to the show. His books are all about the rise of modern American conservatism. His newest book (soon to be out in paperback) Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 ends with Reagan being sworn in as  POTUS. I’m thinking that his next book should detail the beginning of the end of the Republican party, from Donald Trump through the death of Rush Limbaugh.

I got my first Moderna vaccine today!! In honor of that, a sing from the Parody Project

I also played a fun little ditty from Bruce W. Nelson (aka Mangy Fetlocks) for Rick Perlstein

And here’s the full show, via YouTube