The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • May 27 •
American Democracy Isn’t Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There
A country that cannot even agree to investigate an assault on its Capitol is in big trouble, indeed.
POLITICO • Daniel Lippman • May 28 •
MyPillow CEO flew Kristi Noem to GOP governors conference on his private jet
Mike Lindell was then kicked out of the RGA event after threatening to confront certain governors.
Arizona Republic • Yvonne Wingett Sanchez • May 28 •
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema skips Jan. 6 US Capitol riot commission vote
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema missed the vote on establishing a Jan. 6 commission. Sen. Mark Kelly voted to advance the legislation.
The New York Times • Nicholas Fandos • May 28 •
Republicans block the creation of an independent inquiry into the Jan. 6 riot.
The vote was a stinging defeat for proponents of the commission, who had argued that it was the only way to assemble a truly comprehensive account of the riot for a polarized nation.
CNN • Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck, CNN • May 27 •
Trump appointee on West Point Board spreads conspiracy that Biden is replacing White people of European ancestry
A Trump appointee serving on West Point's advisory board has repeatedly spread a conspiracy that the Biden administration is bringing in non-White immigrants as part of a "grand plan" to have them outnumber White Americans of European ancestry in the United States.
The Uprising • Hunter Walker • May 28 •
NYC Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales Defiant After Attempted ‘Coup’ On Her Campaign
"I do have some staff that are still working for the campaign and we’re continuing to move forward.”
CNN • Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent • May 27 •
Interest in vaccinations increased after CDC announced new mask guidance
Data obtained exclusively by CNN shows that interest in getting vaccinated against Covid-19 increased right after Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced two weeks ago that vaccinated people could take off their masks.
The American Prospect • Zachary D. Carter • May 28 •
Wrestling With the New Deal
The programs Roosevelt put together may not have met a Platonic ideal of modern progress, but they saved American democracy itself.
Reason • David Bernstein • May 28 •
Rutgers University Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy Condemns the Rise in Antisemitic Violence; and then Apologizes for Doing So
Molloy winds up implicitly endorsing the argument that criticizing antisemitism in the United States is anti-Palestinian
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • May 28 •
Opinion | A GOP senator’s angry shaming of Mitch McConnell demands more from Democrats
Lisa Murkowski told the brutal truth about the GOP. Democrats are the ones who must act on it.
The Atlantic • Tom Nichols • May 28 •
The GOP Now Stands for Nothing
A party that doesn’t believe in anything ends up believing only in its right to rule.
KOCO • Erin Beu • May 27 •
Oklahoma teacher says summer class canceled due to bill that bans teaching critical race theory
A teacher is disappointed with Gov. Kevin Stitt after one of her summer classes was canceled due to House Bill 1775, which bans educators from teaching certain concepts of race and racism.
The Wall Street Journal • Andrew Duehren • May 27 •
Senate Republicans Unveil $928 Billion Infrastructure Offer
The proposal narrows the gap with the White House’s latest $1.7 trillion offer as the two sides attempt to break an impasse over the scope of an infrastructure package and how to pay for it.
The Washington Post • Karoun Demirjian • May 28 •
GOP senators block Jan. 6 Commission, likely ending bid for independent probe of Capitol riot
The Senate failed to muster the 10 Republican votes needed to clear a do-or-die procedural hurdle for the legislation, dashing hopes that a comprehensive investigation of the insurrection can happen outside of Congress’s political fray.
CNBC • Emma Newburger • May 27 •
Republican infrastructure counteroffer slashes Biden's electric vehicle and climate spending
The Biden administration's counteroffer to Republicans has reduced the overall price tag of the infrastructure plan while maintaining climate change policies.
The New York Times • Rick Gladstone • May 28 •
Zimbabwe Authorities Arrest Local Reporter Working for The New York Times
Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance journalist for The Times who is based in Harare, was being held on charges of violating the country’s immigration laws. His lawyers say the accusation is spurious.
The Uprising • Hunter Walker • May 28 •
NYC Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales Accused of Having ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Cat Litter’ Covered Stairs
Another mess for Dianne Morales.
The New York Times • Ellen Barry • May 27 •
Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8
In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.
Slow Boring • Matthew Yglesias • May 28 •
Free markets are creating a major free speech problem
Integration with China was supposed to spread our values; it's done the opposite
The Washington Post • Karin Brulliard, Lena H. Sun • May 28 •
CDC eases summer camp guidance, saying kids do not always need masks