The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti, Jim Rutenberg • March 6 •
In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections
New proposals by the G.O.P.-controlled Legislature have targeted Sunday voting, part of a raft of measures that could reduce the impact of Black voters in the state.
The Wall Street Journal • Michael R. Gordon, Dustin Volz • March 7 •
Russian Disinformation Campaign Aims to Undermine Confidence in Pfizer, Other Covid-19 Vaccines, U.S. Officials Say
Russian intelligence agencies are trying to undermine confidence in Pfizer’s and other Western coronavirus vaccines, using online publications that have questioned the vaccines’ development and safety, U.S. officials said.
The Washington Post • Jeff Stein • March 7 •
‘We need the government’: Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan reflects seismic shifts in U.S. politics
The disparity between the reception to President Obama’s 2009 stimulus plan and President Biden’s is the result of several seismic shifts in American politics
The New York Times • Mary Williams Walsh, Alan Rappeport • March 7 •
Rescue Package Includes $86 Billion Bailout for Failing Pensions
Democrats pushed through a big aid measure for multiemployer pensions whose problems predate the pandemic.
The New York Times • Jason DeParle • March 7 •
In the Stimulus Bill, a Policy Revolution in Aid for Children
The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package moving through Congress advances an idea that Democrats have been nurturing for decades: establishing a guaranteed income for families with children.
The New York Times • Mark Landler • March 7 •
‘I Just Didn’t Want to Be Alive Anymore’: Meghan Says Life as Royal Made Her Suicidal
In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said she had asked officials at Buckingham Palace for medical help but was told it would damage the institution.
The Washington Post • Steven Pearlstein • March 3 •
Perspective | In Democrats’ progressive paradise, borrowing is free, spending pays for itself, and interest rates never rise
With their plans for trillions in stimulus relief packages, and push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, Democrats are dismissing concerns about the rising national debt and inflationary pressures.
The Washington Post • Amy Brittain, Josh Dawsey, Hannah Knowles, Tracy Jan • March 6 •
Cuomo’s behavior created ‘hostile, toxic’ workplace culture for decades, former aides say
One woman who worked with Andrew M. Cuomo when he was housing secretary said he gave her a physical embrace in a hotel room in 2000 that was “too tight, too intimate.” Cuomo denies her account.
The New York Times • Nicholas Kulish, Karen Weise • March 7 •
MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries
Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • March 5 •
Perspective | The media plays a crucial role in battling vaccine misinformation. But here’s what not to do.
As journalists join Dolly and Dr. Fauci in educating the public, there are pitfalls to avoid.
The New York Times • Patricia Mazzei • March 7 •
A Family’s Search for Answers: Did Their Brother Die of Covid?
When a healthy 41-year-old died a year ago, an autopsy blamed heart disease. But his family wants to know if the coronavirus was lurking before anyone realized it.
HuffPost • HuffPost, Luke O'Brien • March 7 •
How Republican Politics (And Twitter) Created Ali Alexander, The Man Behind ‘Stop The Steal’
A HuffPost investigation reveals many links, past and present, between the far-right extremist and the GOP establishment.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Laura Meckler, Fenit Nirappil, Annie Linskey • March 7 •
‘An essential service’: Inside Biden’s struggle to meet his school reopening promises
To open schools amid the pandemic, Biden must grapple with competing constituencies including teachers unions, parents and students — and with the reality that the federal government has little direct control over the issue.
The Atlantic • Timothy Keller • March 7 •
Growing My Faith in the Face of Death
I spent a lifetime counseling others before my diagnosis. Will I be able to take my own advice?
The New York Times • Katie Robertson • March 7 •
Journalists Rebel at NewsNation, a Newcomer in Cable News
Two top editors at the channel’s new prime-time newscast resigned amid staff complaints of a right-wing tilt and concern over the involvement of the former Fox News chief Bill Shine.
The Dispatch • Jonah Goldberg • March 5 •
Toxic Asininity
Blogging changed the media business for the worse, and the devolution continues.
CNN • Manu Raju, Ted Barrett, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox, CNN • March 6 •
How Democrats miscalculated Manchin and later won him back
It was Friday afternoon, and President Joe Biden was on the phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who felt blindsided by his party leaders and now was at risk of defecting and effectively torpedoing a central pillar of the White House's domestic agenda.
CNN • Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN • March 6 •
Amount of people hesitant to get Covid-19 vaccine dropping rapidly
The release of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine and its partnership with Merck means that President Joe Biden expects the US to have enough Covid-19 vaccines delivered to cover every adult by the end of May.
The Wall Street Journal • Dana Mattioli • March 7 •
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Marries Seattle School Teacher
Ms. Scott, one of the world’s wealthiest women, has married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a private school.
NBC News • Sahil Kapur, Allan Smith • March 7 •
The GOP is having a change of heart on economics. It could have implications for policymaking.
Deep economic hardship — rising income inequality and escalating costs of health care and college tuition — could be driving the shift.