The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher • April 3 • nytimes.com
How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations
Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.
The New York Times • Sarah Lyall • April 3 • nytimes.com
We Have All Hit a Wall
Confronting late-stage pandemic burnout, with everything from edibles to Exodus.
The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein • April 2 • nytimes.com
What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does
The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisions that will limit ballot access, potentially confuse voters and give more power to Republican lawmakers.
The New York Times • Jeremy W. Peters • April 3 • nytimes.com
One Republican’s Lonely Fight Against a Flood of Disinformation
After losing an ugly congressional race last year, Denver Riggleman is leading a charge against the conspiracy-mongering coursing through his party. He doesn’t have many allies.
Amazon • Amazon Staff • April 2 • aboutamazon.com
Our recent response to Representative Pocan
On Wednesday last week, the @amazonnews Twitter account tweeted the following back to Representative Mark Pocan:
Associated Press • Jonathan Lemire • April 3 • apnews.com
Aiming big, Biden is looking to restore faith in government
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden preaches patience but acts with urgency, his vision of the powers of the Oval Office is quickly taking shape, modeled after Democratic predecessors who...
The Wall Street Journal • Jennifer Levitz • April 2 • wsj.com
Looking for a Party? Head to Your Vaccine Site
Cheerleaders, dancers and stand-up comedians are leading the celebrations as people get Covid-19 shots; 'I was totally digging the pompoms!'
The New York Times • Nate Cohn • April 3 • nytimes.com
Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off
Making voting convenient doesn’t necessarily translate into more votes, research shows.
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • April 2 • nymag.com
Georgia’s Jim Crow Lite Vote Suppression Continues Trump’s War on Democracy
“Voter suppression is when you don’t get to vote,” says Ben Shapiro.
The New York Times • Giovanni Russonello • April 2 • nytimes.com
How Matt Gaetz Got Here
A prominent young Republican and Trump ally faces a head-spinning scandal.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • April 1 • newyorker.com
Is Biden Really the Second Coming of F.D.R. and L.B.J.?
Proposing historic legislation is not transformative; passing it is.
The Atlantic • Conor Friedersdorf • April 3 • theatlantic.com
‘The Narrative Is, “You Can’t Get Ahead”’
In Evanston, Illinois, a Black parent and school-board candidate takes on a curriculum meant to combat racism.
InStyle • Claire Stern • April 1 • instyle.com
CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Competition, Donald Trump, and the Importance of Getting the Story
Plus what it was like "being Baptized by fire" live on air.
Popular Information • Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria • March 31 • popular.info
Texas' voter suppression bills are fueled by millions in corporate cash
Texas already has the most restrictive voting laws in the country. But with the state trending blue, Governor Greg Abbott (R) and Republicans in the Texas legislature are pushing a series of draconian bills that would make it even harder for Texans to cast a ballot. An investigation by Popular Information reveals that the elected officials in Texas advocating for these voter suppression measures are backed by millions from corporations that purport to support voting rights.
Business Insider • Aaron Holmes • April 2 • businessinsider.com
533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online
The data includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses.
The New York Times • Michael Paulson • April 3 • nytimes.com
Broadway Reopened. For 36 Minutes. It’s a Start.
Before a masked, distanced and virus-tested audience of 150, the dancer Savion Glover and the actor Nathan Lane performed, celebrating theater and testing safety protocols a year after the pandemic caused theaters to close.
The Atlantic • David Frum • April 1 • theatlantic.com
The Strange New Doctrine of the Republican Party
The GOP’s version of freedom puts greater priority on right-wing cultural folkways than on rights of property and ownership.
The New York Times • Nicholas Kristof • April 3 • nytimes.com
Opinion | How Do We Stop the Parade of Gun Deaths?
A first step: Biden should act urgently against untraceable “ghost guns.”
CNN • Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN • April 3 • cnn.com
Why very early signs are good for the GOP in 2022
President Joe Biden's first two and a half months in office have been far better received than former President Donald Trump's. Biden's been able to maintain an approval rating north of 50%; something Trump never did.
Bulwark+ • Tim Miller • April 3 • thetriad.thebulwark.com
The Georgia Debacle
Happy Easter. Fifty-three years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech to striking sanitation workers in Memphis. Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know toni…