The New York Times • Charlie Savage • May 22 • nytimes.com
Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known
The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it.
The New York Times • Reid J. Epstein, Nick Corasaniti • May 22 • nytimes.com
Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy
Through ballot initiatives, voters in red states have defied legislators’ wishes and produced liberal outcomes in recent years. Republicans want to make the practice harder, or even eliminate it.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • May 21 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Joe Manchin, please listen carefully to what Mitch McConnell just told you
If one party is abandoning democracy, then protecting it in a bipartisan way might not be an option.
The Washington Post • Perry Bacon • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | American democracy is in even worse shape than you think
We have four huge problems. I don’t see solutions to any of them.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine • May 22 • politico.com
Patrick Leahy signals he'll run for ninth Senate term
If he ran again, Leahy would be in line to pass the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as the longest-serving senator of all time.
The Washington Post • Drew Harwell, Josh Dawsey • May 21 • washingtonpost.com
Trump is sliding toward online irrelevance. His new blog isn’t helping.
The former president’s aides said his new online empire would “redefine the game.” But his heavily promoted blog is seeing fewer visitors than the pet-adoption service Petfinder and the recipe site Delish.
The New York Times • May 22 • nytimes.com
Life Under Occupation:The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict
An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.
BuzzFeed News • Hamed Aleaziz • May 22 • buzzfeednews.com
Biden Will Allow Haitian Immigrants In The US To Obtain Temporary Protected Status
The designation of Temporary Protected Status will apply to Haitians — or individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti — who were in the US as of May 21.
Associated Press • BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE • May 22 • apnews.com
New vibe at White House: Hugs are in; masks are (mostly) out
WASHINGTON (AP) — A smiling crowd of unmasked people filling the largest room in the White House. A visiting head of state welcomed with pomp, circumstance and handshakes. A 94-year old Medal of Honor recipient receiving a joyous hug from Vice President Kamala Harris.
POLITICO • Megan Cassella, Eleanor Mueller • May 22 • politico.com
A Biden-friendly economist is creating a big headache for president's spending plans
The study adds fuel to an intense national debate about what is behind a suspected worker shortage and what policy changes are needed to accelerate Americans' return to work as the pandemic subsides.
The Washington Post • Anne Gearan, Ashley Parker • May 21 • washingtonpost.com
Eleven days: Inside Biden’s rapidly evolving approach to the Israel-Hamas conflict
The episode marks a clear inflection point in U.S.-Israel relations, reflecting growing skepticism of Netanyahu among Democrats alarmed by the Israeli leader’s recent actions — as well as his solicitous relationship with former president Donald Trump.
The New York Times • May 22 • nytimes.com
Life Under Occupation:The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict
An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • May 21 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | America’s rich people could have saved local journalism — and perhaps democracy. They refused.
The sale of the Tribune newspapers to the Alden hedge fund is a sign of trouble ahead.
CNN • Madeline Holcombe, CNN • May 22 • cnn.com
The Jewish man who was the victim of a gang assault in New York says the level of hatred was troubling
A 29-year-old Jewish man, who was attacked in a New York City gang assault said Friday that he could not understand why there was so much hate directed at him.
Financial Times • Sarah Neville • May 22 • ft.com
Two vaccine doses needed for strong protection against variant found in India, data show
UK government figures suggest single shot less effective against fast-spreading Covid-19 strain
The Washington Post • Aaron Blake • May 22 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | Ted Cruz turns up the trolling to fill the Trump Twitter void
With the former president off social media, the Texas senator has upped the provocation.
The New York Times • James Wagner • May 21 • nytimes.com
Teammates and Opponents Support Him. His Manager? Not So Much.
Chicago’s Yermin Mercedes broke one of baseball’s unwritten rules, according to Tony La Russa. Others around the game think those rules need updating.
CNN • May 22 • cnn.com
Jewish man attacked in a 'gang assault' in New York City - CNN Video
A 29-year-old Jewish man who was attacked in a "gang assault" in New York City told CNN's Don Lemon he just wanted to survive the attack and make it out alive.
The New York Times • Troy Closson • May 21 • nytimes.com
Dozens Arrested After Conflict in Gaza Leads to Clashes in Times Square
At least 27 people were arrested after demonstrations in Times Square and the Diamond District in Midtown Manhattan. Several lawmakers have denounced the clashes.
Unpopular Front • John Ganz • May 22 • johnganz.substack.com
A Response to Dougherty
What Did Madison Really Say About Majorities?