In one of his 1st moves in office, Va.'s new Republican AG reached down into the state's university system and fired the top lawyer at UVA -- a lawyer who went on leave from the school last year to be the top investigator on the Jan. 6 committee nytimes.com/2022/01/23/us/…



My latest is about a bizarre, kafkaesque situation in which peoples citizenship applications are stalling because the paperwork needed to complete them is stuck inside an underground government storage cave that is closed for Covid wsj.com/articles/with-…


NEW – News that vaccinated people could still spread Delta was a “heart sink” moment that called into question Biden's focus on vaccination as the path out of the pandemic. Our dive into his covid response. nytimes.com/2022/01/23/us/… 1/8


A thorough overview by @Joshua_A_Tait of National Review's long history of support for the Franco regime thebulwark.com/long-before-hu…

Scoop: After Jan. 6, Capitol Police intel analysts started quietly scrutinizing the social media feeds and backgrounds of some people meeting with members of Congress -- including donors and staff.

I wrote a profile of Larry Summers (and of the inflation debate, and of the past half-century macroeconomic thought in the United States)
nymag.com/intelligencer/…


Awful: GOP legislatures are dramatically accelerating restrictions on how teachers discuss race. A new report finds dozens of new proposals in 2022 alone.
One would ban "anti-American ideologies" without defining them! That invites real abuse.
New piece:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…

NEW: Unwilling to use his own $ to help aides with their legal bills, Trump's team has been directing folks to a legal defense fund run by Matt Schlapp. How they view the 1/6 committee could determine whether they get help. More with @AnnieGrayerCNN cnn.com/2022/01/24/pol…

Michael Tomasky hits hard: What the Dems should do about “rancid corruption” on the Court: The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas | The New Republic newrepublic.com/article/165118…

Full credit to Bill Maher, taking the vaccine but steadfastly refusing a booster is such a pitch-perfect parody of his I'm liberal but the libs have gone too far thing outkick.com/bill-maher-wil…

Something to watch in NH: Gov Chris Sununu (R) told WMUR he's asked the Senate to change the congressional map that makes #NH01 more red & #NH02 more blue, calling for a better balance
"Republicans can definitely win in CD2. Why would you concede that?"
wmur.com/article/closeu…

This is so amazing, they edited Fight Club for the Chinese market, replacing the ending scene of the buildings collapsing with a postscript saying Tyler was caught by the relevant authorities before being able to carry out his plan vice.com/en/article/k7w…



Howley is a case study in how the right lost its mind — or looked the other way while some in its ranks lost theirs.
Indeed, Howley is a product of a right wing media that always seemed to find a spot for him.




Wow, this is the fastest the market has ever fallen 10% to start the year bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Not long ago, journalist Lourdes Maldonado stood before the Mexican president at a news conference and pleaded for help: “I fear for my life."
On Sunday, Maldonado was shot dead -- the second prominent Tijuana journalist killed in less than a week.

Donald Trump seeks to corrupt the democratic process
Joe Biden seeks to protect it
so no, they're not alike on election legitimacy
my @CNN analysis

When even Dealbook sees no purpose in Davos, Davos is over.




I wrote about how energy-guzzling lightbulbs are still prevalent in the United States because of industry efforts to stall standards — and how they’re disproportionately sold in stores that serve low-income communities nytimes.com/2022/01/23/cli…