I’ve covered three Presidents in a row who acquiesced to Turkish government propagandists and refused to call the Armenian genocide what it was: a genocide.
Good to see President Biden take this long overdue step. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…


The U.S. death rate in 2020 was the highest above normal ever recorded in the country — surpassing the 1918 flu pandemic.
A New York Times analysis shows how much 2020 deviated from the norm. nyti.ms/3eoNJ4t



The United States could literally save the world right now. We must. We must. It does not matter what it costs.
washingtonpost.com/world/2021/04/…

New: White House plan now expected to include ~$200B to extend enhanced ACA subsidies, sources say.
Last-minute change meets Pelosi demand as plan remains in flux
Rejects call of Sanders, other Ds to expand Medicare
Prescription drug overhaul out

India's health system is on the verge of collapse
America can help.
My piece in @washingtonpost on how the world’s oldest democracy (the U.S.) can help the world's largest democracy (India).
It's time to act.



What it's come to: people buying "trophy trees" that can each cost almost as much to find, move, and install as the median US sales price for an actual home. wsj.com/articles/the-n…


Study Shows Anti-Racist Messages Hurt Democrats
Yale political scientists find that framing policies as attempts to promote racial equality makes voters less likely to support them. Obama avoided this but it has become common Dem messaging since 2016. nymag.com/intelligencer/…

This is the first time I’ve ever written a story like this. But as the grandson of an #ArmenianGenocide survivor, I thought it was important to explain why this matters so much to Armenian Americans. politi.co/2QRDKfS
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Huge congrats to ⁦@NKingofDC⁩ — who finished his journey and wrote beautifully about it and America along the way: ny1.com/nyc/all-boroug…

NEW: Interviews with current and former diplomats, elected officials and Armenian American leaders tell the story of how Biden & the upper ranks of his NatSec team came to recognize the Armenian Genocide, fulfilling a promise Obama reneged on.
politico.com/news/2021/04/2…

Tim Scott is an honorable man. It doesn’t matter what party you’re in – the journey of his family, from cotton to Congress in one lifetime, should be celebrated.
washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/…

“His name was George Perry Floyd Jr.” Those words from a prosecutor in Chauvin trial signaled a departure from an old playbook: dehumanizing Black police violence victims. Does it signal lasting change? I explore w/⁦@tarangoNYT⁩ ⁦@shailadewannytimes.com/2021/04/24/us/…

Looks like Tucker Carlson just had another meltdown over media coverage of his ongoing self-debasement. The criticism really seems to be getting under his skin:
theguardian.com/media/2021/apr…

had some thoughts about our former president nymag.com/intelligencer/…