The New York Times • Michael Powell • June 6 •
Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis
An organization that has defended the First Amendment rights of Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan is split by an internal debate over whether supporting progressive causes is more important.
Charleston Gazette-Mail • Joe Manchin • June 6 •
Joe Manchin: Why I'm voting against the For the People Act
The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy and protecting that right should not be about party or politics. Least of all, protecting this right, which is a
The New York Times • Natalie Kitroeff, Michael D. Shear, Daniele Volpe • June 6 •
U.S. Aid to Central America Hasn’t Slowed Migration. Can Kamala Harris?
A stark reality faces the vice president as she visits the region: Expanding aid programs have failed to stem migration.
The New York Times • Alexander Burns • June 6 •
Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach
A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.
Snopes • Snopes • June 6 •
No, Trump Did Not Wear His Pants Backwards at Rally |
You asked, so we watched the 90-minute speech.
Axios • Jonathan Swan, Dave Lawler • June 6 •
Ukraine's Zelensky "confused," "disappointed" by Biden not trying to block Russia pipeline
The Ukrainian president says Nord Stream 2 will hurt Kyiv.
POLITICO • Peter S. Canellos • June 6 •
The Black Hero Behind One of the Greatest Supreme Court Justices
Before John Marshall Harlan became the sole judicial defender of Black rights of his time, he had a close association with a powerful Black leader who grew up enslaved in his home. Together, they showed how respect could transcend barriers and point a path to freedom.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • June 6 •
Anthony Weiner’s Not Coming Back. But He Has Nowhere to Go.
The man who was almost New York’s mayor talks about the current campaign, selling tweets and why he feels bad for the media.
The Washington Post • Erica Werner • June 6 •
Los Angeles County prepares to crack down as peacocks — yes, peacocks — ruffle feathers
Los Angeles County officials will decide as soon as Tuesday whether to ban feeding the peafowl after some complain things have gotten out of control.
The Washington Post • Rosalind Helderman • June 6 •
How the national push by Trump allies to audit 2020 ballots started quietly in Pennsylvania
In December, Republican state senators asked several counties in the state to allow a private company to scrutinize ballots cast last fall, a tactic that allies of former president Donald Trump are seeking to employ around the country.
The New York Times • Maria Cramer • June 5 •
School District Agrees to Pay $3 Million After a Bullied Boy, 8, Killed Himself
Cincinnati Public Schools reached the settlement on Friday, more than four years after Gabriel Taye died by suicide.
THE CITY • Greg B. Smith, Yoav Gonen • June 6 •
Eric Adams’ Aqueduct Casino Bid Scandal Interview Transcript Reveals Contradictions and Shaky Memory
The now-mayoral candidate repeatedly told investigators he couldn’t remember key details of his birthday bash at a fancy Manhattan club, documents show. Among the guests: bidders for a "racino" contract who donated thousands to his campaign.
Fox Business • Jacqui Heinrich • June 6 •
Bipartisan lawmakers prep $878B infrastructure plan as White House-GOP negotiations drag
A group of bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers are preparing to reveal a roughly $878 billion infrastructure proposal, to be paid for over five years.
Bloomberg • Ramesh Ponnuru • June 3 •
Democrats Can’t Say Joe Manchin Didn’t Warn Them
Trust in the political system is already dangerously low. Hyperbole on voting rights will only make things worse.
The New York Times • Mark Mazzetti, Julian E. Barnes • June 6 •
C.I.A. Scrambles for New Approach in Afghanistan
The rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops has left the agency seeking ways to maintain its intelligence-gathering, war-fighting and counterterrorism operations in the country.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • Katie Herzog • June 4 •
'The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind'
Listen now (51 min) | A psychiatrist lecturing at Yale's Child Study Center spoke about 'unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.'
The Dispatch • David French • June 6 •
Russell Moore’s Warnings Should Bring a Reckoning
How much more evidence do we need that the church needs reform?
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Julie Watson • June 6 •
Republican leaders say they want to focus on the future, but Trump is far from done with the past
Trump’s appearance Saturday in North Carolina illustrates a continued conundrum for the Republican Party: While he remains overwhelmingly popular among the party’s faithful, he potentially poses a problem for the GOP as it looks to win over voters ahead of the 2022 midterms who are wary of his divisive style.
The New York Times • Karen Crouse • June 3 •
Michelle Wie West Was Ready to Retire. Then She Got Mad.
A golf phenom since she was 10, Michelle Wie West was ready to focus on motherhood. Rudy Giuliani’s vulgar remarks convinced her that she should keep fighting and playing.
The Washington Post • Fred Ryan • June 6 •
Opinion | Something appears to be ‘simply, simply wrong’ at the Biden Justice Department
The seizure of journalists' phone and email records, on Biden’s watch, represents an unprecedented assault on American news organizations and their efforts to inform the public about government wrongdoing.