NEW: How the Biden admin's poor planning, botched messaging, rush to repudiate Trump and a broken asylum system unleashed the biggest border surge in 20 years, with "no end in sight" washingtonpost.com/politics/biden… with @AshleyRParker @WaPoSean @tylerpager

One was a newlywed bride getting a massage with her husband. Another was an immigrant from China who proudly built her business from nothing. The youngest was 33. The oldest was 74.
What we know about the victims of the Atlanta shootings so far: washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03…

A stunning sentence inside a powerful Sally Jenkins column: “A men’s team that wins a single game will get a payout of $2 million while a women’s team that wins an entire championship tournament will not get a cent.” washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/03…

“For a powerful network of conservatives, voting restrictions are now viewed as a political life-or-death debate, and the fight has all-but eclipsed traditional Republican issues like abortion, gun rights and tax cuts as an organizing tool.” apnews.com/article/legisl…

"A classic South Florida racket," via @PatriciaMazzei nytimes.com/2021/03/19/us/…

100 kids in a room. Mattresses just inches from one another. 200+ border agents diverted to care for children. 35 cases of coronavirus detected at one HHS facility. Senators describe conditions for children arriving alone at the border: washingtonpost.com/politics/senat…

"I suppose a magazine aimed at teens and preteens would strain to acknowledge what every adult knows, which is that the entire point of being a teenager is to make and correct the most mortifying errors of your life.
-- @gcaw:
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…

Took a big swing with @Meagan_Flynn at the state of the D.C. Statehood movement. The upshot: Major obstacles remain, but there's a clear path to success after a decadelong "de-fringing" effort has pushed it way up the Dem priority list.
washingtonpost.com/politics/dc-st…

Super charming read, including this nugget: Charles Barkley lost weight because he was worried about being lifted up during the dancing of the hora at his daughter’s Jewish wedding. “He really was scared, but he got in the chair,” she said.
nytimes.com/2021/03/19/fas…

Inside Europe’s vaccine rollout disaster, by an expert team. nytimes.com/2021/03/20/wor…


The spread of yet another Big Lie - this one describing Russian interference in US elections as a "hoax" - prompts me to repost this.
Disinformation only works because we allow it to work. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…

SecDef Lloyd Austin met with Indian PM Modi on Friday, a rare visit with the country’s leading political figure that signals efforts to strengthen the relationship—as POTUS seeks to counter China’s growing influence in the region. ⁦@laraseligmanpolitico.com/news/2021/03/1…


Hyun Jung Grant, 51, loved karaoke, dancing and clubs, and she made the world's best kimchi stew, her son Randy Park said. She also enjoyed watching Korean dramas and liked to say she had the mind of a young teenager. amp.usatoday.com/amp/4762802001



Here's my response to @JDVance1's awful take on the migrant influx. This has created very hard moral and policy dilemmas. But Vance doesn't seriously engage them at all. Instead he hides behind phony anti-woke posturing to elide them. You deserve better:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…


.⁦@SangerNYT⁩, bringing it
WASHINGTON — Sixty days into his administration, President Biden got a taste this week of what the next four years may look like: a new era of bitter superpower competition.... nytimes.com/2021/03/20/us/…