On today’s COMMENTARY podcast: The mass murder of Asian-American women in an attack in Georgia, the apparently sexual motive behind those killings, and the sources of racial tension in America. Also, the Biden administration’s endorsement of a “three-foot rule” in schools and the conflict between educators and their union representatives.

After yesterday’s podcast highlighted Biden’s homeland security secretary all but inviting illegal aliens to cross the border—but later on–George Stephanopoulos helped the president fix the problem his underling had created. But is this really a fix, or just a dodge? And why would Biden endorse making the filibuster a “talking filibuster”? And why did he sort of say and not say that Andrew Cuomo should resign? And more. Give a listen.

The Biden administration’s homeland security secretary went on Good Morning America and suggested to those streaming across the border and the parents who are sending their kids across that they might want to wait until the administration sets up a better system. Are they kidding? No. Meanwhile, the Washington Post corrects itself on Trump and Dr. Fauci offers praise for his own supposed truth-telling. Give a listen.

Christine goes to a demonstration. Liberals act like the Biden administration has brought Christmas every day. Andrew Cuomo sends his sub-goon to scare New York state politicians. And the Oscars are still kinda white. Today’s podcast is a smorgasbord of delights. Give a listen.

Today’s podcast analyzes Joe Biden’s speech to the nation regarding the pandemic and asks whether he’s remaining funereal about the present and immediate future in order to be able to claim victory after victory because of underpromising or out of a desire to keep people under control until we can be sure the virus is fading away. And what’s this about New York Democrats in the House wanting Andrew Cuomo to resign? Give a listen.

Today’s podcast reflects on how the purpose of social media is increasingly as a forum for cruelty–and why that is so seductive to so many people. Also, the reinvention of Joe Biden as the second coming of FDR: will it stick? We warn about the possibility of violence surrounding the trial of Derek Chauvin, and wonder who hasn’t been molested by Andrew Cuomo. Give a listen.

The popular “relief” bill and the vaccine rollout accelerations put Joe Biden in the catbird seat, setting himself up to take credit both for our emergence from the pandemic and a roaring economic recovery. Will it work? Also, what did Dr. Fauci mean when he said the CDC would be liberalizing its guidance over the next few weeks—was this an implicit admission it was slowing the roll until the relief bill is signed into law? Give a listen.

Today’s podcast takes up the question of whether Bernie Sanders could have been as functionally left-wing as president as Joe Biden is being. And what is this game in which liberals create culture wars and then say conservatives are crazy for reacting to them? Give a listen.

The $1.9 trillion relief and stimulus bill returns us to the era of big government, as we discuss today on the podcast. We also talk about the problems of royal families both real (the Sussexes) and imaginary (the Zamundans in Coming 2 America) and, yes, Andrew Cuomo. Give a listen.

The news just keeps getting worse for New York’s governor, with state officials saying they feared for their jobs if they did not participate in a cover-up of COVID death data and a powerful and credible interview with a woman whom he allegedly harassed. And what’s this: Connecticut opening up? Is its Democratic governor a Neanderthal in Joe Biden’s eyes? Give a listen.

A day of confusion in Washington as the Biden administration says it wants schools reopened but then also seems to implicitly agree with the teachers’ unions that schools can’t reopen until everyone is vaccinated by insisting on “prioritizing” teachers. How to make sense out of this? And what’s this huge story out of Israel about a mammoth oil spill? Give a listen.

Today’s podcast looks at the decision of Texas Gov. Abbott to loosen all state-level mandates relating to the coronavirus and asks whether this is a worthy experiment or a dangerous threat. And what about what’s going on with American policy toward Iran and Saudi Arabia? Give a listen.

Today’s podcast wonders at the possibility of Andrew Cuomo being destroyed not by his nursing-home scandal but because of sexual harassment. What’s a bigger problem? And we take up the phenomenon of elite panic deepening even as the vaccine news gets better and better. Give a listen.

Today’s podcast expresses optimism and relief at the continuing good news on the vaccine front and expresses schadenfreude at the continuing troubles of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Also, Trump returns to CPAC. Give a listen.

The podcasters end the week arguing over the meaning of the Biden administration’s decision to strike Iranian targets even as they attempt to reenter Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. And wonder as well at the bribery and fecklessness in the $1.9 trillion relief/stimulus bill and what it portends. Give a listen.

Today’s podcast takes up the consequences of Andrew Cuomo’s unambiguously repellent sexual harassment of an Albany aide as well as the nightmarish false accusations of racism against workers at Smith College. Oh, and Trump at CPAC. Give a listen.

With the good news about the vaccine, the question that faces us (and the podcast crew today) is how will the politicians who have exercised such extraordinary powers over the past year behave now that they should no longer be used or necessary? Once they’ve tasted the sweet ambrosia of control, can they give it up? And hey, notice that Biden now has “kids in cages” too? Give a listen.

Today’s podcast examines the latest blowup in the Cultural Revolution overtaking journalism, as Slate defenestrates a staffer who actually did something woke—but thought it over first. Should we care, or does this mean no one is safe from this marauding band of cancellers? How about the Biden people trying to use ethnicity and gender to protect and advance the cause of a controversial appointee’s confirmation? And how did Biden do in commemorating the horror of half a million American lives lost to COVID? Give a listen.

The vaccine news, especially out of Israel, is startlingly good—especially as regards the transmissibility of the coronavirus. So why, the podcast crew asks, are the elites focusing on the bad, bad, very bad? Is this just a matter of habit, or is there something political going on? And why did Biden even nominate Neera Tanden, who is almost certainly not going to get confirmed as OMB director? And why do liberals think there’s no dignity in work? Give a listen.

The podcast crew enjoys watching Andrew Cuomo’s halo turn into a shackle, and wonders at the larger meaning of Ted Cruz’s self-inflicted disaster of a trip to a beach while his constituents freeze in their homes. Give a listen.