“My dying words will always be, as it has been, ‘I am an innocent man.'" nytimes.com/2021/05/07/us/…

New: I pinch hit for @NYTMetro to write a profile of Eric Adams, NYC mayoral candidate. Meet your most likely option for stopping Andrew Yang, if you can stomach a former Republican cop who is out to prove that elite, academic Democrats are out of touch


Some advisers are urging Trump NOT to support Kevin McCarthy for Speaker if Republicans win back the House in 2022 — and Trump is intrigued by the idea. My latest on a post-presidency Trump, w @jdawsey1. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…

Newly declassified info discusses an alarming discovery that led the CIA to credit claims by Afghan detainees that Russia offered bounties to spur attacks on US troops during peace talks -- and gaps in the available evidence that worried other analysts. nytimes.com/2021/05/07/us/…


Good idea by @michaelharriot: Figure out which textbooks were used to teach the senators currently on a tear against the 1619 Project. "The Klansmen told the Negroes to be good and to stay away from the polls on election days." theroot.com/we-found-the-t…


Elise Stefanik had a chance to avoid Four Pinocchios. All she had to do was admit she was wrong. instead she doubled down, even after we showed her false claim -- 140,000 suspect votes in Fulton County -- was based on a misreading of a Trump lawsuit. washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/…

The White House just published the first log of visitors from Jan. These are people invited on the grounds, and the White House says they'll disclose them on a monthly basis. Trump had stopped the practice, citing privacy & "grave national security risks."
whitehouse.gov/disclosures/vi…

SCOOP: @GovRonDeSantis is setting himself up to be Trump's successor.
But he has a bit of problem: a bunch of ex-staffers who say he's a bad boss & consultants who say they won't work w/him again.


Liz Cheney was alarmed by Trump before Jan. 6. Behind the scenes, she was the one who orchestrated the unprecedented statement by every living defense secretary (including her dad) warning Trump not to use the military to keep power, ⁦@sbg1⁩ reports. newyorker.com/news/letter-fr…

Scoop from @jessdonati and me: The U.S. effort to get all its troops out of Afghanistan by this summer could be delayed by several weeks after some European allies said they need more time and U.S. support to safely leave wsj.com/articles/europ…


“All the job gains in April went to men. The number of women employed or looking for work fell by 64,000, a reminder that child-care issues are still in play.” washingtonpost.com/business/2021/…

Read @Neoavatara on how Tucker Carlson blatantly misrepresented data to claim there were am usual number of deaths from people who took the Covid vaccines. nationalreview.com/2021/05/tucker…

“⁦@EliseStefanik⁩ criticized Trump over everything from his incendiary comments about Muslims & women to his signature policy positions, such as reforming NATO, building a US-Mexico border wall & having stronger cooperation with Russia.” @KFILEcnn.com/2021/05/07/pol…

My first piece for @TheAtlantic — in the June issue! — is online now.
It’s about trauma and triumph, guilt and grit. Above all, it’s about springtime in America—and the emotions we associate with survival.