••••• The Washington Post • Kyrsten Sinema • 16 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Kyrsten Sinema: We have more to lose than gain by ending the filibuster
The 60-vote threshold compels moderation and helps protect the country from wild swings between opposing policy poles.
••• The New York Times • Sabrina Imbler • 7 hours ago • nytimes.com
When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That’s a Moray
Moray eels can hunt on land, and footage from a recent study highlights how they accomplish this feat with a sneaky second set of jaws.
••• POLITICO • Ruby Cramer • 8 hours ago • politico.com
Bill de Blasio Has Some Regrets
As voters ready to pick his successor, the outgoing mayor reflects on his legacy and his relationship with a city that loves to hate him.
The Bulwark • Margaret McMullan • 7 hours ago • thebulwark.com
To the Man Who Shouted at Me About Stolen Elections - The Bulwark
A poll worker responds to an angry heckler.
••••• The Washington Post • Dan Diamond • 1 day ago • washingtonpost.com
New book offers fresh details about chaos, conflicts inside Trump’s pandemic response
At one point, the president mused about repatriating infected Americans in Asia to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
The New York Times • Dana Goldstein • 7 hours ago • nytimes.com
She Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain
The economist Emily Oster offers loads of data-driven advice about children and Covid-19. Many parents live by her words. Others say she’s dangerous.
Politico PRO • Erin Durkin • 8 hours ago • politico.com
‘No one is gonna steal the election from me’: Echoes of 2020 in NYC mayor’s race
A racially-tinged battle has erupted over the process, with the leading candidate leveling accusations of voter disenfranchisement after two of his opponents formed a last-minute alliance to bolster their own campaigns.
•• The Washington Post • Felicia Sonmez • 21 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Sen. Whitehouse defends family’s membership in private beach club amid questions about whether it is all-White
“It’s a long tradition in Rhode Island, and there are many of them,” Whitehouse told a local news outlet when asked whether such clubs should continue to exist.
The Daily Beast • Asawin Suebsaeng, Adam Rawnsley • 8 hours ago • thedailybeast.com
Trump Wanted His Justice Department to Stop ‘SNL’ From Teasing Him
“SNL” amounted to “nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials,” Trump tweeted in 2018, pondering whether his thought “should be tested in courts, can’t be legal?”
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • 2 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Kyrsten Sinema accidentally reveals the huge hole in her filibuster defense
Sinema's claim that democracy's future rests on the filibuster falls apart under scrutiny.
Task & Purpose • David Roza • 4 hours ago • taskandpurpose.com
7,000 troops died in the Post-9/11 wars. A staggering 30,000 died by suicide
The trend “marks a failure by the military and U.S. society to manage the mental health cost of our current conflicts."
•• The Wall Street Journal • Rebecca Ballhaus, Corinne Ramey • 19 hours ago • wsj.com
Donald Trump’s Former Bodyguard Under Scrutiny in New York Probe
New York prosecutors are investigating whether a top Trump Organization executive, Matthew Calamari, received tax-free fringe benefits, as part of their probe into whether former President Donald Trump’s company and its employees illegally avoided paying taxes on such perks, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Washington Post • Catherine Rampell • 17 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Manchin got Republicans to admit to the ‘big lie.’ Democrats should celebrate.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform counteroffer cannily destroys a key Republican talking point. That matters.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine • 22 hours ago • politico.com
Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure deal nears its big reveal
A group of senators has circulated a tentative plan on how they want to divvy up $579 billion in new spending on infrastructure, according to an outline obtained by POLITICO.
Associated Press • Michael Kunzelman • 23 hours ago • apnews.com
US hits encouraging milestones on virus deaths and shots
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.
The Washington Post • Michael Gerson • 22 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | I’m a conservative who believes systemic racism is real
Not all White people created structural racism, but all of us should oppose it.
The Washington Post • Spencer Hsu • 16 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Federal judge tosses most claims against Trump, Barr and U.S. officials in clearing of Lafayette Square
Judge Dabney L. Friedrich calls claims that Trump, Barr and Esper conspired to violate civil rights of Floyd protesters to make way for a photo op speculative. Judge allows claims against local D.C. and Arlington police to proceed.
••• POLITICO • Ally Mutnick • 1 day ago • politico.com
How Democrats are ‘unilaterally disarming’ in the redistricting wars
Democrats have greater control of state legislatures than in the last round of redistricting but have turned over map-making powers in some states to independent commissions.
The New York Times • Sarah Kliff • 18 hours ago • nytimes.com
Medicaid Enrollment Surpassed 80 Million, a Record, During the Pandemic
The increase points to the program’s growing role not just as a safety net, but also as a foundation of U.S. health coverage.
••• The New York Times • Ben Smith • 1 day ago • nytimes.com
Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists ‘Animals.’ He’s Also Their Best Source.
His platform on Fox News made him a big player in Donald Trump’s circle. Off camera, he shapes the coverage of Trump’s world and Fox’s own internal politics.
The Uprising • Hunter Walker • Last hour • theuprising.info
Eric Adams Says He ‘Will Respect The Results’ As Mayor’s Race Reaches Chaotic End
“I could see him going up there with like ten or fifteen percent of the vote in, rolling up to the mic and being like, ‘Yeah I won.’"
Axios • Sara Fischer • 1 hour ago • axios.com
Rich Lowry stepping down as editor of National Review's print magazine
He'll focus on more strategic long-term initiatives as National Review's editor-in-chief.
•• The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • 1 day ago • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | The Democrats’ big voting reform bill is in real trouble. Here’s what’s next.
The White House is set to support Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise efforts. But one huge obstacle remains.
National Review • Rich Lowry • 1 hour ago • nationalreview.com
A Little News
Ramesh Ponnuru, beginning in January, will take over editing the print magazine.
Des Moines Register • Stephen Gruber-Miller • 5 hours ago • desmoinesregister.com
Iowa Poll: Majority of Iowans disapprove of the job Joe Biden is doing as president
After positive initial reviews, only 43% of Iowans now approve of the job Biden is doing, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.

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Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • 3 hours ago • nymag.com
Kyrsten Sinema’s Filibuster Defense Is Factually Untrue
Moderate senator loves the supermajority requirement, doesn’t understand how it works.
CNN • Catherine Valentine and Brianna Keilar, CNN • 1 day ago • cnn.com
Surviving combat only to die at home: Retired Staff Sgt. Wesley Black is picking out his coffin at 35 years old
You can't tell by looking at him, but retired Staff Sgt. Wesley Black is about to die. He's just 35 years old.
The Wall Street Journal • Aruna Viswanatha • 20 hours ago • wsj.com
Trump Election Pressure Caused Senior Justice Official to Weigh Resigning
John Demers, head of DOJ’s national security division, ultimately stayed after the acting attorney general at the time resisted the White House effort.
Fox News • Brian Flood • 22 hours ago • foxnews.com
New York Times’ scribe Maggie Haberman can’t quit Trump, largely ignores Biden
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman serves as a Washington correspondent for the liberal newspaper, but she appears far more focused on the last White House occupant than the current one.
The Washington Post • Julissa Contreras, Dash Harris Machado • 22 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | ‘In the Heights’ is just more of the same whitewashed Hollywood
Why highlight a Black Latino population if your interpretation needed to erase a large portion of the Blackness to tell it?
CNN • Kaitlan Collins, CNN • 3 hours ago • cnn.com
White House to focus on new vaccination milestones as US is expected to miss July 4 goal
President Joe Biden's top coronavirus adviser will focus on new vaccination milestones at the White House Tuesday as the country is expected to fall short of his stated goal of having 70% of US adults receive at least one Covid vaccine shot by July 4.
The Bulwark • Jim Swift • 3 hours ago • thebulwark.com
The Legend of the Restaurant Workers Too Lazy to Work - The Bulwark
After a year of applause—or worse, silence—about “Trump Bucks,” the consensus on the right is that restaurants are in trouble because “Biden Bucks” are bad. The story is that government benefits are now so magnificent that only suckers get jobs. Between the three rounds of stimulus checks and the federally supplemented unemployment insurance, life has […]
Haaretz • Haaretz • 8 hours ago • haaretz.com
Israel sees highest COVID daily infections in two months as delta variant spreads
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Bloomberg • Kristen V Brown • 20 hours ago • bloomberg.com
Delta Variant Gains Steam in Undervaccinated U.S. Counties
Early evidence suggests that the highly contagious delta variant, which has prompted concern worldwide as it leads to new surges of Covid-19 across the globe, is spreading in undervaccinated pockets of the U.S.
NBC News • Sahil Kapur • 8 hours ago • nbcnews.com
Senate to vote Tuesday on Democrats' big voting bill. GOP promises a filibuster.
The legislation needs 60 votes to advance. It does not have that.
The Washington Post • Michelle Singletary • 6 days ago • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | IRS launches child tax credit tool for low-income families. Community groups say it’s too hard to use.
The IRS has launched an online tool to help low-income families register for monthly child tax credit payments. But it doesn't work on mobile devices, which advocacy groups say makes it less accessible to the most vulnerable people.
Associated Press • Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar • 12 hours ago • apnews.com
Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims.
Yahoo News • Michael Isikoff • 18 hours ago • news.yahoo.com
Egyptian intelligence chief to face questioning over alleged involvement in Khashoggi killing
A human rights group is calling on members of Congress to interrogate the chief of Egyptian intelligence on Tuesday about a Yahoo News report that a Saudi plane carrying a team of assassins stopped in Cairo in October 2018 to pick up illicit drugs that were used to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Vanity Fair • Bess Levin • 22 hours ago • vanityfair.com
“They Can Tweet All They Want”: Eric Adams on Weed, Beyoncé, and the Housing Sleuth Haters
Talking to the mayoral frontrunner about his Bed-Stuy apartment, the weird contraband video, stop and frisk, and more.
The Atlantic • David Frum • 21 hours ago • theatlantic.com
Remember Who Tucker Carlson Is
When a flagrantly unreliable narrator narrated his own story, people across the media spectrum responded as if he could be trusted. Why?
NPR • David Folkenflik • 1 day ago • npr.org
UNC Journalism School Tried To Give Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure. A Top Donor Objected
The star New York Times reporter's bid for a tenured professorship has run aground on racial politics and an approach to journalism that runs counter to the donor whose name adorns the school.
The Washington Post • Philip Bump • 1 day ago • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | After seven months of debunking, the false belief that Biden won because of fraud hasn’t budged
It's hard to reason with irrationality.
The Washington Post • Sean Sullivan, Seung Min Kim • 17 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
Biden administration to endorse bill to end disparity in drug sentencing between crack and powder cocaine
The move reflects how President Biden’s attitude on drug laws have shifted over his long tenure in elected office.
CNN • Jill Martin, CNN • 18 hours ago • cnn.com
Carl Nassib of Las Vegas Raiders is first active NFL player to announce he is gay
Carl Nassib, a defensive lineman with the Las Vegas Raiders, became the first active NFL player in league history to announce that he is gay.
The Atlantic • Adam Serwer • 1 day ago • theatlantic.com
The Authoritarian Instincts of Police Unions
They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce.
NC Policy Watch • Joe Killian • 23 hours ago • ncpolicywatch.com
UNC Press now in the crosshairs of Board of Governors, which is refusing to re-appoint professor who criticized handling of Silent Sam monument
Eric Muller served two five-year terms on the UNC Press Board. In an unprecedented move, the UNC Board of Governors is refusing
The Washington Post • Hannah Allam • 18 hours ago • washingtonpost.com
In Oklahoma, the 1995 bombing offers lessons — and warnings — for today’s fight against extremism
While Republican leaders focus on “both sides,” many Oklahomans are alarmed to see terrorist Timothy McVeigh’s far-right ideology spread in the state he attacked.
The Uprising • Hunter Walker • 1 hour ago • theuprising.info
Manhattan DA Candidate ‘Using A Sledgehammer’ Of Wall Street Cash But Refuses To Recuse
Tali Farhadian Weinstein (PHOTO: TaliForDA.com) Tali Farhadian Weinstein’s massive campaign war chest includes hundreds of thousands of dollars from people with ties to her husband’s hedge fund. And Weinstein, whose finances have already raised alarms from ethicists, her opponents, and good government experts, is not committing to recuse herself from cas…
The New Republic • 1 day ago • newrepublic.com
Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive a Wave of Violent Crime?
An uptick in homicides across the country is getting blamed on reforms. That argument gets the data all wrong.
CNN • Analysis by Ronald Brownstein • 12 hours ago • cnn.com
Analysis: How Democrats can defy history in 2022
The huge voter turnout over the past three elections could scramble the usual dynamics of midterm voting -- potentially providing Democrats their best chance to avoid losses next year that could cost them control of the House, the Senate or both.