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December 14, 2020
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“Drunk on Coup-laid.”

In This Episode

The U.S. launches the largest vaccination effort in history as the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine are delivered, the Electoral College meets to formalize Joe Biden’s victory, and the Republican Party chooses Donald Trump over democracy.


Show Notes


Vaccine Day!

  • Mother Jones: Watch the First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Leave the Warehouse
  • AP: COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort
  • NYT: First Coronavirus Vaccines Head to States, Starting Historic Effort 
  • NPR: Warp Speed Official: 1st Shipments Of COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Delivered On Monday
  • NYT: F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Vaccine, and Millions of Doses Will Be Shipped Right Away
  • Vox: The FDA has authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine in the US
  • WaPo: First coronavirus vaccines roll out as officials share months-long timeline for immunization effort
  • WaPo: FDA authorizes the first coronavirus vaccine, a rare moment of hope in the deadly pandemic
  • WaPo: What you need to know about the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines
  • WSJ: How Pfizer Delivered a Covid Vaccine in Record Time: Crazy Deadlines, a Pushy CEO
  • The New Yorker: Countdown to a Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Business Insider: How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history
  • The New Yorker: What an F.D.A. Committee Weighed in Voting for the Pfizer COVID Vaccine
  • WaPo: FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
  • Mother Jones:  FDA Chief Denies Trump’s Accusations That the Agency Slowed Vaccine Approval
  • WaPo- Analysis: Trump injects himself into the vaccine approval process — yet again
  • CNN: White House chief of staff told FDA chief vaccine must be authorized Friday or he needs to resign
  • CNBC: White House threatens to fire FDA chief unless Pfizer Covid vaccine approved Friday, reports say
  • FiveThirtyEight: Why A Big Bloc of Americans Is Wary Of The COVID-19 Vaccine — Even As Experts Hope To See Widespread Immunization
  • Politico: Biden starts countering Trump’s messaging on vaccine
  • WSJ: The Mass Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines Is Under Way. ‘Everything Has to Come Together.’
  • Recode: How quickly can the US distribute a Covid-19 vaccine? Here are the four biggest logistical challenges.
  • The Guardian: Here are the major hurdles ahead for Covid-19 vaccine distribution in the US
  • NYT: How Many Vaccine Doses Will Your State Get?
  • Politico: U.S. could face months of vaccine shortages amid global competition
  • WaPo: Pfizer tells U.S. officials it cannot supply substantial additional vaccine until late June or July
  • NYT: Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine
  • LA Times: Trump administration chose to not lock in more Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses
  • WSJ: Getting Covid Vaccines to People Will Cost States Billions They Don’t Have
  • The Hill: State, local officials plead for vaccine distribution funds
  • CNBC: New York Gov. Cuomo says ‘states are broke’ and need federal funding to distribute Covid vaccine
  • ABC News: High hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, but states say they need more money for distribution
  • NYT: Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It


Electors Day!

  • NYT: The Electoral College Is Voting Tomorrow. Here’s What to Expect.
  • Politico: Biden’s electors prepare to seal his victory, as Trump and coronavirus rage
  • CNN Analysis: Explaining the Supreme Court’s ruling denying Trump and how Alito and Thomas didn’t dissent
  • SCOTUS order: Texas V. Pennsylvania, et al. 
  • NYT: Supreme Court Rejects Texas Suit Seeking to Subvert Election
  • Politico: Supreme Court rejects Texas-led effort to overturn Biden’s victory
  • WaPo Analysis: Republican officials have followed Trump along his dangerous and destructive path
  • NYT Op-Ed: The Republicans Who Embraced Nihilism
  • Buzzfeed News: Here Are The Names Of 126 Members Of The House Who Refuse To Accept That Biden Won
  • NY Mag: More Than Half of House Republicans Sign On to Trump’s Election Coup
  • Politico: Senate Republicans shun House GOP bid to overturn the election
  • CNN: GOP senators ready to acknowledge Biden won but struggle with Trump’s refusal to concede
  • The Atlantic: Liberals Were Right to Fear the Supreme Court’s Election Intervention
  • New Yorker: The Supreme Court Rejects Texas’s Shameful Lawsuit, But There Has to Be a Reckoning
  • Politico: Trump flays former allies, calls to ‘fight on’ after Supreme Court defeat
  • WaPo: ‘The last wall’: How dozens of judges across the political spectrum rejected Trump’s efforts to overturn the election
  • NYT: Trump Allies Eye Long-Shot Election Reversal in Congress, Testing Pence
  • WaPo: In challenging election defeat, Trump cements his control over the Republican Party
  • WaPo Op-Ed: Can our democracy survive if most Republicans think the government is illegitimate?
  • The Atlantic: Republicans Are Going Down a Dangerous Road
  • USA Today: At least 23 arrested as crowds turn unruly after pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC
  • WaPo: Historic D.C. Black churches attacked during pro-Trump rallies Saturday
  • HuffPo: Alex Jones Vows Biden ‘Will Be Removed One Way Or Another’ At Pro-Trump Rally
  • WaPo: Multiple people stabbed after thousands gather for pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington
  • Mother Jones: Newly Pardoned Michael Flynn Was a Crowd Favorite Among the Extremists at Trump’s Latest Rally 
  • Slate: Texas GOP Chair Suggests Secession After Supreme Court Shoots Down Election Lawsuit
  • The Hill: Texas GOP chair floats secession for ‘law-abiding states’ after Supreme Court defeat
  • Politico: Trump unleashes an army of sore losers