Arizona election crimes unit found 20 mostly small-bore cases in 3 years in state of 4 million voters - while sapping govt resources and deepening suspicions among election deniers. W/ ⁦@yvonnewingettwashingtonpost.com/investigations…

The University of Idaho’s general counsel issued new guidance about the state’s near-total abortion ban, alerting faculty and staff that the school should no longer offer birth control for students, a rare move for a state university.

Crazy detail inside the Abbott/DeSantis feud, from @MichaelCBender + @jdavidgoodman: “DeSantis mused to donors last year about Abbott’s good political fortune to share 1,254 miles of border with Mexico and complained that he didn’t have the same backdrop.” nytimes.com/2022/09/25/us/…

I looked at every part of the Inflation Reduction Act, finding decades-old backstories and policy fights. It's a story about how Washington works, and how even successes are restricted by structural factors and lawmaker comfort. Today's #longread:
prospect.org/politics/how-p…


Subreddit is stress testing Texas' content moderation law by requiring every comment to include a statement about how Texas governor @GregAbbott_TX "is a little piss baby." techdirt.com/2022/09/26/sub…


Blake Masters has advocated firing all the generals (“they’re left-wing politicians”) and replacing them with “the most conservative colonels.” There would be little to stop a President Trump or DeSantis from doing that as long as the Senate goes along. wapo.st/3Rgm9Yx

NEW: Gov. DeSantis' pick to oversee voting in FL previously spoke at March event catered to election deniers and he participated in weekly calls with Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer involved in plot to overturn 2020 election, according to audio obtained by CNN.

I wrote about transgender adolescents getting top surgery — how frequently it’s really happening, why, and what the risks may be:
nytimes.com/2022/09/26/hea…

This is a completely infuriating story about the people trying to use the kinetic power of moralizing to melt all art and culture down to pablum. I hope this film gets the attention of gutsy people with money and the wide distribution it deserves.


U.S. manufacturers have now added enough jobs to regain all that they shed during the pandemic — and then some. nyti.ms/3LMEjQG

CNN identifies the Jan. 6 rioter who received a call from the WH as Brooklyn's Anton Lunyk. Lunyk was sentenced to a year of probation earlier this month.
Court records show he and 2 friends spent 10 minutes inside. The call came an hour after they left.




"The country seems to be barreling toward a rematch that few voters actually want, but that two presidents — one current, one former — cannot stop talking about." Don't miss @mviser on Biden-Trump 2024. washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…

For @ForeignAffairs I wrote a preliminary assessment of economic sanctions on Russia so far. Many initial expectations were proven wrong. To paraphrase Moltke, no sanctions strategy extends with certainty beyond the first economic shock that it triggers.

New: when the Atlanta Braves came to the WH today, the WH wouldn’t allow the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to bring a photographer, saying they could only give 1 credential.
The latest in an escalating fight between the WH press advance team and the media politico.com/newsletters/we…


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News: McConnell whipping against Manchin's permitting reform/funding bill, per sources familiar.
Could lead to filibuster tomorrow afternoon. Manchin still working behind scenes to get 60








Even as American households have gotten smaller, American houses have grown, and the classic American "starter home" has all but disappeared. Why?
Government regulations, fees, taxes (tariffs too), etc. that make building small houses unprofitable.
nytimes.com/2022/09/25/ups…

More details on “Perla,” the woman identified by migrants taken to Martha’s Vineyard as facilitating their travel.