The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Nick Miroff, Sean Sullivan, Tyler Pager • March 20 •
‘No end in sight’: Inside the Biden administration’s failure to contain the border surge
Immigration has emerged as one of the administration’s most urgent challenges — seized on by Republicans as a political cudgel, posing risks to Democrats in the 2022 midterms and potentially undermining Biden’s governing agenda.
The Washington Post • Derek Hawkins, Tim Craig, Mark Shavin, Paulina Villegas, Meryl Kornfield • March 20 •
What we know about the victims of the Atlanta shootings
Eight people were killed at Atlanta-area spas on Tuesday.
The Washington Post • Sally Jenkins • March 19 •
Perspective | NCAA’s message to women’s basketball players: You’re worth less
The gender inequities at the two tournaments should be infuriating. Instead, it's just exhausting.
Associated Press • Nicholas Riccardi • March 19 •
'An all-hands moment': GOP rallies behind voting limits
On an invitation-only call last week, Sen. Ted Cruz huddled with Republican state lawmakers to call them to battle on the issue of voting rights. Democrats are trying to expand voting rights...
The New York Times • Patricia Mazzei • March 19 •
How a Sham Candidate Helped Flip a Florida Election
The candidate and the man who prosecutors say recruited him to play spoiler in a Florida Senate race last year were both arrested this week.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim • March 20 •
Senators call for more press access to facilities holding migrant children at the border
Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who visited the border Friday, described overcrowded conditions for minors who are being held days longer than legally allowed.
The Atlantic • Graeme Wood • March 19 •
America Has Forgotten How to Forgive
The revolt against Alexi McCammond shows that even Teen Vogue doesn’t think teens deserve a sin jubilee.
The Washington Post • Mike DeBonis, Meagan Flynn • March 20 •
‘It’s not a local issue anymore’: D.C. statehood moves from political fringe to the center of the national Democratic agenda
On the eve of a House hearing, the District appears closer than ever to achieving its once-fanciful goal of becoming the 51st state. Yet statehood advocates still face major obstacles.
The New York Times • Tammy La Gorce • March 19 •
It Was an All-Star Weekend for the Bride and Groom
Basketball brought Christiana Barkley and Ilya Hoffman together in the first place, but he was far more impressed with her than he was with “the guy from ‘Space Jam.’”
The New York Times • Matt Apuzzo, Selam Gebrekidan, Monika Pronczuk • March 20 •
Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why
While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market.
Associated Press • Lisa Mascaro • March 20 •
Fallout from riot, virus leaves toxic mood on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mood is so bad at the U.S. Capitol that a Democratic congressman recently let an elevator pass him by rather than ride with Republican colleagues who voted against certifying...
The Atlantic • Anne Applebaum • March 19 •
The Science of Making Americans Hurt Their Own Country
A new report lays bare why Russian disinformation succeeds.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman • March 19 •
Austin meets with India’s Modi as U.S.-China summit gets off to rocky start
The U.S. has sought for years to strengthen its partnership with India through increased military cooperation.
NBC News • Kimmy Yam • March 19 •
How 'sex addiction' has historically been used to absolve white men
“It is often used as an excuse to pathologize misogyny,” one psychology scholar told NBC Asian America of the term.
The New York Times • Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Edgar Sandoval, Anne Berryman, Corina Knoll • March 19 •
What We Know About the Victims in the Atlanta Shootings
Six of the eight people killed at Atlanta-area spas were women of Asian descent.
The Wall Street Journal • Eliza Collins, Tarini Parti • March 20 •
Sen. Susan Collins Sees ‘Poor Strategy’ in White House Rebuffing GOP
President Biden says he values bipartisanship, yet the centrist Maine Republican says she feels frustrated.
Axios • Stef W. Kight • March 20 •
Scoop: ICE securing hotel rooms to hold growing number of migrant families
The Biden administration has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms to house migrant families.
Slow Boring • Matthew Yglesias • March 20 •
Weekend update, March 20
Takes... hot and fast
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • March 19 •
Opinion | J.D. Vance’s Senate hopes reveal the problem with performative populism
The author of "Hillbilly Elegy" is serving up little more than performative anti-woke posturing.
The New York Times • David E. Sanger • March 20 •
That Was Fast: Blowups With China and Russia in Biden’s First 60 Days
It may look like the bad old days of the Cold War, but today’s bitter superpower competition is about technology, cyberconflict and influence operations.