Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

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—National Unity?—

Does the idea of tossing out of the government the far-right parties, and swapping in the center-left, makes a lick of sense? Is this even possible anymore?

—Save Us from Ourselves, Joe Biden !?!—

Is Israel’s left sending to DC a droid with the message: “Help us, Joe Biden. You’re our only hope”?

—News Consumption Overload—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: What happened to all the news?

All that and a tribute to one of Israel’s great feminist pioneers, Esther Ellam, who died this week. Plus, the punky pop (or is it poppy punk) of Yishai Berger!