The New York Times • Robert Draper • April 22 • nytimes.com
Liz Cheney vs. MAGA
The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.
The New York Times • Dana Rubinstein, Katie Glueck • April 22 • nytimes.com
Andrew Yang, Looking for Endorsement, Offends Gay Democratic Club
Participants described Mr. Yang’s remarks as offensive, saying that even as members of the club raised policy issues, he returned to mentioning gay bars.
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • April 22 • nytimes.com
Are Masks Necessary Outdoors?
We’re looking at two Covid questions people may have heading into summer.
BuzzFeed News • Craig Silverman • April 22 • buzzfeednews.com
“Hindsight Is 20/20”: An Internal Report Shows How Facebook Failed To Prevent A “Stop The Steal” Movement That Undermined The Election
An internal task force found that Facebook failed to take appropriate action against the Stop the Steal movement ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and hoped the company could “do better next time.”
The Washington Post • Paul Farhi, Sarah Ellison • April 22 • washingtonpost.com
A political group’s hiring of Mark Halperin draws protests from staffers
The group, No Labels, faced internal dissension over its decision to employ the political analyst, who faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
The Atlantic • Anne Applebaum • April 22 • theatlantic.com
Navalny Is Showing Russia What Courage Is
Putin wants people to think that bravery is futile.
The New York Times • Tariq Panja, Rory Smith • April 22 • nytimes.com
How the Super League Fell Apart
Frantic phone calls, secret meetings and high-stakes threats: The inside story of how a billion-dollar European soccer superleague was born, and then collapsed, in less than a week.
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Andrew Desiderio, Lara Seligman, Erin Banco • April 22 • politico.com
Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops
Defense officials have briefed congressional committees on the use of mysterious weapons against American service members.
The New York Times • Kenneth P. Vogel, Lara Jakes • April 22 • nytimes.com
Chevron Lobbies to Head Off New Sanctions on Myanmar
The oil company is arguing against efforts to restrict its involvement in a gas operation in Myanmar that provides funding for the junta there.
POLITICO • Sarah Ferris, Laura Barrón-López, Nicholas Wu • April 22 • politico.com
Black Democrats urge party to shift its voting rights push
Congressional Black Caucus members are pressing a narrower strategy, focused on a bill named for the late Rep. John Lewis.
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt • April 22 • politico.com
RNC chair McDaniel floated possible Michigan governor run
The just-reelected party chair told committee members this week she's considered challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Intelligencer • Eric Levitz • April 22 • nymag.com
GOP Stands Up to ‘Cancel Culture’ by Criminalizing Dissent
Republicans believe that corporations opposing conservative causes undermines civil liberties, but governments criminalizing protest does not.
The New Yorker • Michael Luo • April 22 • newyorker.com
The Forgotten History of the Campaign to Purge Chinese from America
The surge in violence against Asian-Americans is a reminder that America’s present reality reflects its exclusionary past.
Galaxy Brain • Charlie Warzel • April 22 • warzel.substack.com
The Failing Galaxy Brain
There are hundreds of us...*HUNDREDS!*
POLITICO • Alex Thompson , Theodoric Meyer, Marianne LeVine • April 22 • politico.com
Biden’s top scientist met twice with Jeffrey Epstein. It’s now complicating his confirmation.
Eric Lander is the last of the Cabinet nominees who hasn’t been confirmed. His time at Harvard, where he met the convicted sex offender, is part of the reason why.
The Bulwark • Sarah Longwell • April 22 • thebulwark.com
Did We Forget Our Democracy Is Still Under Threat? - The Bulwark
Complacency is an inherent weakness of democracy.
The New York Times • Alexandra Alter, Rachel Abrams • April 21 • nytimes.com
Sexual Assault Allegations Against Biographer Halt Shipping of His Roth Book
W.W. Norton, citing the accusations that the author, Blake Bailey, faces, said it would stop shipping and promoting his new best-selling book.
POLITICO • Eleanor Mueller, Holly Otterbein • April 22 • politico.com
Unions warn Senate Democrats: Pass the PRO Act, or else
Losing unions’ support ahead of 2022 could be devastating to Democrats, who are looking to maintain — and, ideally, build on — their razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • April 22 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | The Big Lie has gotten so bad that even some Republicans are running from it
Here and there, a few Republicans are resisting the party's drift into full-blown anti-democratic madness.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio, Betsy Woodruff Swan • April 22 • politico.com
U.S. troops increasingly vulnerable to directed-energy attacks, Pentagon tells lawmakers
DoD briefers identified Russia as a likely culprit.