The Washington Post • Shayna Jacobs, David Fahrenthold • May 25 •
Prosecutor in Trump criminal probe convenes grand jury to hear evidence, weigh potential charges
The move by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. suggests his investigation of the former president’s business has entered an advanced stage after more than two years.
The New York Times • Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Anjali Singhvi, Audra D. S. Burch, Troy Griggs, Mika Gröndahl, Lingdong Huang, Tim Wallace, Jeremy White, Josh Williams • May 24 •
What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed
We created a 3D model of Greenwood, home of “Black Wall Street,” as it was before a white mob set it on fire 100 years ago.
The Chronicle of Higher Education • Keith E. Whittington, Sean Wilentz • May 24 •
Opinion | We Have Criticized Nikole Hannah-Jones. Her Tenure Denial Is a Travesty.
Political intervention in hiring will badly damage higher ed.
The New York Times • Hannah Beech • May 25 •
Where Poets Are Being Killed and Jailed After a Military Coup
More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim, Tony Romm • May 25 •
Bipartisan group of senators prepares new infrastructure plan as talks stall between White House and GOP
The nascent plan is being drafted by more than a half-dozen lawmakers, including Republican Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Rob Portman (Ohio) and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.).
The Wall Street Journal • Jeremy Page, Betsy McKay, Drew Hinshaw • May 24 •
The Wuhan Lab Leak Question: A Disused Chinese Mine Takes Center Stage
That Covid escaped from a lab isn’t the predominant hypothesis for the pandemic’s origins, yet prominent scientists are calling for a deeper probe and clearer answers from Beijing.
House Republican Leader • Caleb Smith • May 25 •
Leader McCarthy Condemns Comparisons to the Holocaust - House Republican Leader
Comparing the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The House Republican Conference condemns this language.
The Atlantic • Edward-Isaac Dovere • May 25 •
What Joe Biden Expects of His Presidency
In his first interview after his inauguration, Biden explained what he got wrong about Trump—and what he still hoped to squeeze out of Republicans.
Arizona Republic • Jen Fifield, Andrew Oxford • May 25 •
Tech company running Arizona ballot audit backs out: 'They were done'
The contract for Pennsylvania-based Wake TSI ended May 14, the original completion date for Arizona's ballot recount, and the company chose not to renew.
The Washington Post • Jeff Stein • May 25 •
White House reviews ‘gaps’ in cryptocurrency rules as bitcoin swings wildly
Administration officials discuss new cryptocurrency guardrails that allow investors to “dogecoin to their heart’s content."
The Uprising • Hunter Walker • May 25 •
‘Time For Self Care’: Dianne Morales’ Campaign Goes Dark As Sources Say Multiple Senior Staff Quit
Dianne Morales on the campaign trail. (Campaign Photo: The mayoral campaign of Dianne Morales, a former non profit executive, effectively paused on Tuesday with just 28 days left until the crucial Democratic primary in New York City. Multiple sources who spoke to The Uprising described intense drama brewing behind the scenes that led Morales …
Medium • Donald G. McNeil Jr. • May 24 •
The End IS Near. No, Seriously.
All epidemics end, even the Black Death and Spanish Flu. But it won’t be abrupt, and mine may end before yours does.
Slow Boring • Matthew Yglesias • May 25 •
What comes after the "defund" fad?
It's time to get serious about crime and policing
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • May 25 •
Opinion | The 5 most ludicrous GOP excuses for opposing a Jan. 6 commission
Republicans don't want a real investigation for a simple reason: It will implicate them.
The Daily Beast • Jay Michaelson • May 25 •
I’m a Rational Jewish Person. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Nuts.
The Rothschild space laser lady has some things to say about how Jews should feel about the Holocaust and mask wearing.
The Washington Post • Amy Gardner • May 25 •
Michigan’s top election official and Dominion warn counties about the risks of vote audits by outside groups
The cautions, detailed in separate letters this month, come amid a growing campaign by former president Donald Trump and his supporters to pressure officials to review the 2020 results.
The Washington Post • Shayna Jacobs • May 25 •
Steve Bannon’s fraud case dismissed after months of haggling over Trump pardon
Prosecutors had sought to keep the case alive as Bannon’s co-defendants await trial.
The Dispatch • David French • May 25 •
The GOP Becomes What it Once Despised
Turning their backs on the First Amendment, Republicans are making Marcuse great again.
Axios • Hans Nichols • May 25 •
Biden ready to name Eric Garcetti ambassador to India
The president is planning to name his first slate of political ambassadors as soon as next week.
POLITICO • Maya King • May 25 •
The harsh spotlight on Black women leading big cities
In the wake of the George Floyd protests, the mayors of Atlanta, Chicago and D.C. were challenged perhaps more than any others.