D-Cubed Evaluates the Biden Administration

D-Cubed Evaluates the Biden Administration

March 5, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
Merriam Park Library, Saint Paul Public Library


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With the Biden Administration having completed its first year in office, the time is ripe for a “performance review”: What has it accomplished? What are its major failures? We’ll want to talk about its handling of Covid, the economy, social justice, foreign affairs, and preserving democracy, among other things. We will also want to look ahead to the rest of 2022 and thereafter, paying special attention to the 2022 and 2024 elections. Will the Biden Administration put our country on a path to a desirable future, or will it merely be a short delay on our journey down the road of Trumpism? This month’s D-Cubed event will consider these and other matters in assessing the Biden Administration’s past and likely future.

Because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and the fact that this event will be held indoors, we ask that all participants be fully vaccinated. In addition, the library requires all people in the facility to be masked. If you can’t satisfy our vaccination requirement, please consider joining us for the online D-Squared event that will address the same topic. It will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, 3/8.

D-Cubed (Discussion, Debate, and Dinner) is a monthly gathering sponsored by HumanistsMN and hosted by Jerry Smith and Mark Thoson. Jerry will be moderating this month’s discussion.

As usual, we are assigning “homework” in the belief that preparation will help participants contribute to a thoughtful, informed discussion. Please try to read some or all of the following before the event:

**Looking Back:**
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/18/biden-democrats-mistakes-inflation-pandemic/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_opinions&utm_campaign=wp_opinions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/biden-covid-race-economy-climate/?utm_campaign=wp_politics_am&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_politics&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F35ceb0d%2F61e953959d2fda14d7fd60bf%2F596d4a689bbc0f067a71f881%2F8%2F60%2F61e953959d2fda14d7fd60bf
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-inflation-first-year-opinion-poll/
https://time.com/6140442/joe-biden-presidency-second-year/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20220120+++body&et_rid=21649644&lctg=21649644
https://www.kcra.com/article/biden-first-year-accomplishments-biggest-priorities-ahead/38834821#

**Looking Ahead:**
https://time.com/6129917/joe-biden-2022/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/19/how-biden-can-fix-his-presidency/

Assuredly there are many more articles and videos of relevance to our topic. So if you are aware of other online resources that would enlighten us, feel free to suggest them by posting links in the “Comments” section below.

At 4:30 PM or shortly thereafter, we will wrap up our discussion. Those who wish to continue conversing on these and other topics are welcome to join Jerry and Mark for dinner at Pad Thai, a moderately priced Thai restaurant located at 1681 Grand Avenue in St. Paul, a short drive from the library. We’ll provide directions to the restaurant and have tables reserved for our group.

This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join? Donations are gratefully accepted! Donate or join at [https://humanistsmn.org/.](https://humanistsmn.org/)

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