The Wall Street Journal • Michael R. Gordon, Warren P. Strobel, Drew Hinshaw • May 23 • wsj.com
Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate On Covid-19 Origin
Three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, according to a U.S. intelligence report, fueling debate over Covid-19’s origin.
The New York Times • Mya Frazier • May 20 • nytimes.com
When No Landlord Will Rent to You, Where Do You Go?
How extended-stay hotels and motels became the last housing option for thousands of low-income Americans.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • May 23 • nytimes.com
It’s the Media’s ‘Mean-Too’ Moment. Stop Yelling and Go to Human Resources.
In public radio, there is either an epidemic of bullying or an epidemic of whining, depending on whom you ask.
The New York Times • Damien Cave, Emma Bubola, Choe Sang-Hun • May 22 • nytimes.com
Long Slide Looms for World Population, With Sweeping Ramifications
Fewer babies’ cries. More abandoned homes. Toward the middle of this century, as deaths start to exceed births, changes will come that are hard to fathom.
The Dispatch • David French • May 23 • frenchpress.thedispatch.com
Can America Be America When Jews Are Beaten in the Streets?
George Washington’s promise to American Jews helped define this nation. Breaking that promise would define us again.
The Washington Post • Isabelle Khurshudyan, Michael Birnbaum • May 23 • washingtonpost.com
Ryanair flight carrying wanted Belarusian journalist forced to land in Minsk
Roman Protasevich faces up to 15 years in prison in Belarus and is in custody after his plane was forced to land because of a purported bomb threat.
The Texas Tribune • Madison Dong, The Texas Tribune, Chris Essig, Alexa Ura • May 23 • texastribune.org
Polling places for urban voters of color would be cut under Texas Senate's version of voting bill being negotiated with House
Voters in some urban, Democratic areas of Harris and Tarrant counties would see a drastic drop in polling places under the Senate version of Senate Bill 7, a Texas Tribune analysis shows.
The New York Times • Vivian Yee, Iyad Abuheweila, Ronen Bergman • May 21 • nytimes.com
Some Israeli officials now regret destroying a building used by journalists.
Some officers warned against an Israeli airstrike against a high-rise that Israel says was a vital Hamas base, because it also housed The Associated Press and other news organizations.
CNN • Analysis by John Harwood, CNN • May 23 • cnn.com
Analysis: Dismissed in 2012, this diagnosis of GOP ills has now become undeniable
The essay described congressional extremists, their rejection of truth, a party turning into authoritarians or "an apocalyptic cult." It bore a striking headline:
The New York Times • Thomas L. Friedman • May 23 • nytimes.com
Opinion | How Joe Biden Can Win a Nobel Peace Prize
The latest Israel-Palestinian conflict could result in a peace deal — if the Americans are willing to broker it.
CNN • Tim Lister and Olga Pavlova, CNN • May 23 • cnn.com
Belarus activist arrested after fighter jet intercepts his Ryanair flight
A leading Belarusian opposition activist has been arrested in Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a fighter jet to escort his Ryanair plane to Minsk, according to Pull Pervogo, Belarusian state broadcaster.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim, Mike DeBonis • May 22 • washingtonpost.com
Biden’s big agenda is imperiled as his priorities stall in Congress and a debt fight looms
Democrats are eager for legislative wins ahead of 2022 midterms, but progress has been elusive on immigration, infrastructure and policing.
Yahoo News • Joshua Zitser • May 23 • insider.com
TikTokers wished a 97-year-old Auschwitz survivor a 'happy Holocaust' as some 'Free Palestine' supporters target Jewish social media users with antis…
Following Israel's bombing campaign on Gaza, Jewish creators' social media content was often spammed with antisemitic comments.
The New York Times • Thomas Fuller • May 21 • nytimes.com
San Francisco’s Shoplifting Surge
Friday: The mundane crime of shoplifting has spun out of control in San Francisco, forcing some chain stores to close.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • May 22 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | What’s the key to a good life? Ask the people who’ve lived long enough to know.
In a media culture that too often devalues old people, the “70 Over 70” podcast spotlights the senior luminaries with “wisdom bombs” to share.
The Philadelphia Inquirer • Will Bunch • May 23 • inquirer.com
Nikole Hannah-Jones and the secret history of the real ‘cancel culture’ on U.S. campuses | Will Bunch
Republicans have been waging an ever-intense war against knowledge and higher learning. Nikole Hannah-Jones is the highest-profile casualty.
The New York Times • Jack Healy • May 22 • nytimes.com
‘You Can Feel the Tension’: A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America
A $4 billion federal fund meant to confront how racial injustice has shaped American farming has angered white farmers who say they are being unfairly excluded.
United States Department of State • May 23 • state.gov
Diversion of Ryanair Flight to Belarus and Arrest of Journalist - United States Department of State
The United States strongly condemns the forced diversion of a flight between two EU member states and the subsequent removal and arrest of journalist Raman Pratasevich in Minsk. We demand his immediate release. This shocking act perpetrated by the Lukashenka regime endangered the lives of more than 120 passengers, including U.S. citizens. Initial reports suggesting […]
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.
Financial Times • Richard Milne • May 23 • ft.com
Belarus arrests dissident after forcing Ryanair flight to land
Order by President Lukashenko to divert plane to Minsk prompts outrage in Europe