Los Angeles Times • Meg James • May 3 • latimes.com
ESPN’s Kevin Merida named L.A. Times executive editor
Merida, head of ESPN’s the Undefeated, has rare experience in print journalism, television and running a digital startup.
The New York Times • Apoorva Mandavilli • May 3 • nytimes.com
Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy.
The New York Times • Kenneth P. Vogel • May 3 • nytimes.com
Swiss Billionaire Quietly Becomes Influential Force Among Democrats
Hansjörg Wyss, who recently dropped his bid to buy Tribune Publishing, has been a leading source of difficult-to-trace money to groups associated with Democrats.
The New York Times • Jennifer Medina • May 2 • nytimes.com
In South Texas, Hispanic Republicans Try to Cement the Party’s Gains
Conservative Hispanic leaders, especially women, are ascendant in the Rio Grande Valley, where Republicans are trying to forge lasting bonds with voters who swung sharply to the right in 2020.
CNN • Jamie Gangel and Michael Warren, CNN • May 3 • cnn.com
Cheney: What Trump did 'is a line that cannot be crossed'
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said on Monday her party cannot accept the "poison" of the idea that the 2020 election was stolen and should not "whitewash" the January 6 Capitol riot -- and Donald Trump's role in fomenting it.
The New York Times • Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere, Apoorva Mandavilli • May 3 • nytimes.com
The F.D.A. is set to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those 12-15 years old by early next week.
The move opens up the U.S. vaccination campaign to millions more Americans.
The Washington Post • Dan Diamond • May 3 • washingtonpost.com
The coronavirus vaccine skeptics who changed their minds
The White House and public health experts are studying the Americans who went from "no" to "yes."
The Bulwark • Tim Miller • May 3 • thebulwark.com
Lin Wood Is Just Asking Questions - The Bulwark
Inside the most insane Republican state party fight in America.
ELLE • Madison Feller • April 29 • elle.com
NPR's Audie Cornish on Finally Getting Over Imposter Syndrome and Her Warning for Working Moms
The co-host of All Things Considered reflects on her career, including the journalism trend "we're all struggling with" now.
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson • May 3 • theatlantic.com
Millions Are Saying No to the Vaccines. What Are They Thinking?
Feelings about the vaccine are intertwined with feelings about the pandemic.
The Washington Post • Michael Gerson • May 3 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Elected Republicans are lying with open eyes. Their excuses are disgraceful.
The GOP leaders who knowingly repeat falsehoods about the election have much to atone for.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine • May 3 • politico.com
Senate Dems agonize over voting rights strategy
As Democrats kick off a debate over voting rights, Schumer said, "Failure is not an option." But the path forward is murky at best.
The Washington Post • Amy Gardner • May 2 • washingtonpost.com
Florida Republicans rushed to curb mail voting after Trump’s attacks on the practice. Now some fear it could lower GOP turnout.
Some party strategists worry new restrictions pushed by GOP lawmakers will hamper a voting method embraced by Republicans in the state for decades.
The Daily Beast • Spencer Ackerman • May 3 • thedailybeast.com
U.S. Captured, Tortured, and Cleared Him. He’s Still in GITMO.
Abu Zubaydah was a human guinea pig for the CIA’s post-9/11 torture. Almost 20 years later, as the U.S. moves on, he’s still trying to get out of Guantanamo.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • May 2 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won’t let anyone forget it
While Sunday shows keep booking the lawmakers who undermined democracy, one public radio station set out to keep that fact in the foreground.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio • May 3 • politico.com
‘It’s an act of war’: Trump’s acting Pentagon chief urges Biden to tackle directed-energy attacks
“If this plays out and somebody is attacking Americans [even] with a nonlethal weapon … we owe it to our folks that are out there,” said former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller.
NBC News • Mike Hixenbaugh, Antonia Hylton • May 2 • nbcnews.com
In bitterly divided election, opponents of anti-racism education win big in affluent Texas town
Candidates who opposed a local school diversity plan took about 70 percent of the vote in the wealthy Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Marianna Sotomayor • May 1 • washingtonpost.com
For Republicans, fealty to Trump’s election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test
GOP lawmakers, state legislators and local party officials have embraced the baseless claims that Biden did not defeat Trump, with potential ramifications for the midterms and the 2024 election.
Bulwark+ • Charlie Sykes • May 3 • morningshots.thebulwark.com
Romney Asks the Right Question
Plus: Tim Miller does Lin Wood
The Dispatch • Chris Stirewalt • May 3 • thedispatch.com
The Era of Big Government is Here
Biden’s agenda is a reflection of how little regard both parties have for conservatism.