We’re still recovering from an ugly and divisive State of the Union address in which Trump threatened no legislation while there’s an investigation, and claimed we’d be at war with North Korea by now if he hadn’t been elected. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. I’ll fill you in on what you missed if you opted out.

Then Gaius Publius, now writing under his actual name of Thomas Neuburger, returns to talk about the inevitability .. .or not… of Medicare for All. He wrote two pieces about it for Down with Tyranny: “Medicare For All — The Democratic Party Audition for 2020” and “Improved Medicare For All or Watered-Down Medicare For All?

We also discussed Ryan Grim’s piece from The Intercept, “‘Top Nancy Pelosi Aide Privately Tells Insurance Executives Not to Worry About Democrats Pushing “Medicare for All”’