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Need to Know: Super Groundhog Day

Jay and Mona confess to not watching the State of the Union address for maybe the first time in their lives. Still, the misrepresentations, ahem, lies delivered in said address come in for some timely correction. Jay notes the appropriateness of the podcast date – Groundhog Day – as they once again debunk the old chestnut about women earning 77 cents on the dollar compared with men.
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