100 years ago today, a white mob attacked a small band of black men who were trying desperately to stop a lynching. The attack spiraled into a massacre. Victims were buried in mass graves, a neighborhood was bombed and burned. Why we must remember: frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/when-our-for…






A remarkable statement from ID Gov. Brad Little rebuking Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin over her executive order banning local mask mandates. “Abuse of power,” “tyranny,” “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt” gov.idaho.gov/pressrelease/g…

NEW: The '24 shadow primary intensifies
Wannabe Trump successors are diving into House races - the marquee battle of the midterms
It's a way to win chits, develop campaign themes, and win over activists - all without poking Trump in the eye

“...a similar pressure might manifest itself in other areas, from the 2020-21 murder spike to the recent rise in anti-Semitic violence, where journalists might wish to avoid making concessions to conservative interpretations of reality.” nytimes.com/2021/05/29/opi…

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In “The Engagement,” a lively, encyclopedic survey of the struggle for marriage equality....




"In a last-minute addition, language was inserted in the bill making it easier to overturn an election, no longer requiring evidence that fraud actually altered an outcome of a race."
washingtonpost.com/politics/texas…

This shouldn’t get overlooked. There were a zillion fauxtrage articles and tweets from Trump allies, claiming tear gas wasn’t used and attacking journalists who said it was. twitter.com/nicholaswu12/s…

For the past 17 months, a group of WSJ's Black journalists, along with other journalists of color worked on a series of 9 stories examining the economic ramifications of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
I'm extremely proud to share our work. (outside the paywall) wsj.com/articles/the-t…


With "a keen sense of drama," @michaeldobbs in his new book "King Richard" on Nixon, "provides a clever lens for viewing most all of the president’s disastrous decisions, with an intimacy ... that is stunning," writes @joekleintime washingtonpost.com/outlook/nixon-…

On FTN, @ScottGottliebMD lays out the case for the lab-leak theory: The food-market story is "fully disproven," the lab was "working with SARS-like viruses that have never been disclosed," and "lab workers became infected" around the same time. Plus more. cbsn.ws/2RONPez