The Washington Post • Paul Farhi • March 22 • washingtonpost.com
Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong.
Most national networks and news sites have seen their audience numbers drop since Inauguration Day.
The Washington Post • Annie Linskey • March 21 • washingtonpost.com
How Biden quietly created a huge social program
Democrats have been pressing to expand child payments for decades. The covid stimulus provided a way, and they grabbed it.
POLITICO • Natasha Korecki • March 22 • politico.com
Jim Clyburn is ticking off some in the White House. He’s perfectly fine with that.
The South Carolina Democrat saved Biden’s campaign. Now he wants to put his imprint on his presidency.
The New York Times • Jim Tankersley • March 22 • nytimes.com
Biden Team Preparing Up to $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy
A pair of proposals would invest in infrastructure, education, work force development and fighting climate change, with the aim of making the economy more productive.
The Washington Post • Jacob Bogage • March 22 • washingtonpost.com
USPS chief DeJoy said to cut post office hours, lengthen delivery times in 10-year-plan
The postmaster general is expected to announce his long-awaited strategic initiative on Tuesday, one that is expected to raise prices and diminish delivery standards.
The New York Times • Trip Gabriel, Reid J. Epstein • March 21 • nytimes.com
Assaulting the Truth, Ron Johnson Helps Erode Confidence in Government
Pushing false theories on the virus, the vaccine and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Mr. Johnson, the Republican senator from Wisconsin, has absorbed his party’s transformation under Donald Trump.
Singal-Minded • Jesse Singal • March 22 • jessesingal.substack.com
GLAAD Took False, Previously Disproven Internet Scuttlebutt And Used It To Justify Putting Me On A List Of Anti-LGBT Bigots (Updated)
This is infuriating
The Atlantic • Jonathan Cohn • March 22 • theatlantic.com
Why Obamacare Survived
Democrats did the work, Republicans didn’t—and that says a lot about the two parties.
Axios • Stef W. Kight • March 22 • axios.com
Inside a crowded border patrol tent for migrants in Texas
Because the Biden administration has restricted media coverage at housing facilities, images like these offer a rare window into conditions.
The New York Times • Jennifer Steinhauer • March 21 • nytimes.com
Fully Vaccinated and Time to Party: If You Are 70
Older Americans still make up a majority of those who have been inoculated, and many are taking advantage and venturing out.
STAT • Meghana Keshavan • March 22 • statnews.com
What ‘Beans’ taught her parents about cancer and the need for research
STAT spoke with Andrew Kaczynski about his family’s journey — and what he believes can be done to help others dealing with pediatric cancer.
The Wall Street Journal • Tom McGinty, Anna Wilde Mathews, Melanie Evans • March 22 • wsj.com
Hospitals Hide Pricing Data From Search Results
Hospitals that have published their previously confidential prices to comply with a new federal rule have also blocked that information from web searches, according to a Wall Street Journal examination.
Slow Boring • Matthew Yglesias • March 22 • slowboring.com
Taking the murder surge seriously
People are dying — of hate crimes and other crimes, too
The American Prospect • David Dayen • March 21 • prospect.org
Islands in the Stream
Musicians are in peril, at the mercy of giant monopolies that profit off their work.
The Washington Post • John Moore • March 22 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | I’m a photojournalist. Why is the administration banning me from border facilities?
Biden has shifted border policy from “zero tolerance” to “zero access.”
The Washington Post • Marianna Sotomayor • March 21 • washingtonpost.com
Pro-impeachment House Republicans object to Democratic probe of narrow Iowa race
The group effectively flips a common Democratic complaint on its head by arguing that the House investigation of a six-vote contest won by a Republican serves to bolster false claims of election fraud by Trump and others.
Freddie deBoer • Freddie deBoer • March 22 • freddiedeboer.substack.com
It's All Just Displacement
Blue checkmarks are mourning bad careers in a broken industry
CNN • Niamh Kennedy, CNN • March 22 • cnn.com
AstraZeneca vaccine is 79% effective against symptomatic Covid-19, company says
AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine showed 79% efficacy against symptomatic disease and 100% efficacy against severe disease and hospitalization in a new, US-based clinical trial, the company said Monday.
Stratechery by Ben Thompson • March 22 • stratechery.com
Sovereign Writers and Substack
Substack is at the center of media controversy, most of which misses the point that sovereign writers — not Substack — are in control.
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt • March 22 • politico.com
Club for Growth takes aim at impeachment backers Cheney, Anthony Gonzalez
The conservative organization is no stranger to taking on GOP incumbents in primaries.