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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Irrational Covid Fears  —  Why do so many vaccinated people remain fearful?  Listen to the professor's story.  —  Guido Calabresi, a federal judge and Yale law professor, invented a little fable that he has been telling law students for more than three decades.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
How Democracy Faces a Rising Threat Splitting Republicans and Democrats  —  The country is increasingly split into camps that don't just disagree on policy and politics — they see the other as alien, immoral, a threat.  Such political sectarianism is now on the march.
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
MyPillow Sues Dominion Voting Systems in Federal Court in Minnesota  —  The voting-machine maker sued MyPillow and CEO Mike Lindell in February for defamation over election-fraud claims  —  MyPillow Inc. sued voting-machine maker Dominion Voting Systems on Monday, a counter move after Dominion sued …
Discussion: CNBC, Insider, Forbes and POLITICUSUSA
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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
William Barr, Amy Coney Barrett land book deals  —  While some veterans of Donald Trump's administration are having a tough time selling memoirs about their time in power, others with ties to Trump who didn't embrace his election conspiracy theories have sold book deals.
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Kimberly Guilfoyle joins Greitens' Senate campaign as national chair  —  Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top official on former President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign and Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, will serve as national chair for former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' 2022 Senate bid, the Greitens campaign announced Monday.
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri
Discussion: CNN and Mock Paper Scissors
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Why the GOP is fretting about its inability to define Biden  —  For the better part of a year now, Republicans have tried and largely failed to define Joe Biden — or even just to make people dislike him.  And with his 100th day as president approaching, they're admitting as much.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Are Outdoor Mask Mandates Still Necessary?  —  Last week, I covered my nose and mouth with close-fitting fabric like a good citizen and walked to a restaurant in Washington, D.C., where I de-masked at a patio table to greet a friend.  I sat with my chair facing the entrance and watched dozens …
Discussion: New Republic and The Week
Spectrum News NY1:
Exclusive: Andrew Yang leads Democrats in Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll on mayor's race  —  For the past few months, Andrew Yang has been treated as the frontrunner in the mayor's race by both the media and his fellow candidates, despite the fact there had been few reliable polls in the race.
Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
ICE, CBP to stop using ‘illegal alien’ and ‘assimilation’ under new Biden administration order  —  The Biden administration has ordered U.S. immigration enforcement agencies to stop using terms such as “alien,” “illegal alien” and “assimilation” when referring to immigrants in the United States …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
‘60 Minutes’ interview reveals Oath Keepers militia are being trained by police  —  In an interview with “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, Oath Keepers leader Jim Arroyo revealed that active-duty law enforcement is part of their movement and helping with militia training.  —  “Our guys are very experienced.
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Jason Samenow / Washington Post:
White House removes scientist picked by Trump official to lead key climate report  —  Betsy Weatherhead, chosen to steer government's National Climate Assessment, has been reassigned to U.S. Geological Survey  —  White House officials have removed Betsy Weatherhead, an experienced atmospheric …
Newsbusters:
STUDY: Once Top Trump-Bashers, TV News Now Loves Joe Biden  —  Text to Speech  —  For four years, the liberal media led the Left's fierce resistance to the Trump administration, slamming the President night after night after night.  Now, a new study by the Media Research Center finds …
Discussion: The Federalist
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:
Consent of the Governed  —  Seven million more Americans voted for Joe Biden than Donald Trump.  Yet Republicans filed more than sixty lawsuits to have Trump declared the winner.  Even when those failed, 140 Republican Members of Congress voted to reject the results.
Discussion: Roll Call, The Hill and Defense One
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Blair Heusdens / Minnesota National Guard:
Minnesota National Guard neighborhood security team fired upon in Minneapolis  —  April 18, 2021 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) — A Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department neighborhood security team was fired upon early Sunday morning in a drive by shooting near Penn Avenue and Broadway.
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Marina Pitofsky / The Hill:
Marjorie Taylor Greene to introduce resolution to expel Maxine Waters
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Republicans lean into uphill battle against 2 little-known Biden nominees  —  The GOP almost certainly can't stop Joe Biden from getting a lineup of leading progressives confirmed to senior Justice Department posts.  But Republicans — especially those eyeing the White House …
Discussion: Raw Story
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
Federal turf wars over coronavirus rescues created ‘health and safety risks,’ watchdog concludes  —  Bureaucratic infighting put evacuees, officials and U.S. communities at risk of the coronavirus, a report says  —  A chaotic effort to return hundreds of Americans to the United States …
Laura K. Field / Niskanen Center:
The Highbrow Conspiracism of the New Intellectual Right: A Sampling From the Trump Years  —  One of the strongest temptations of the Trump era has been to assume that Republican support for Trump was fundamentally limited to fringe groups and the economically disadvantaged …
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Biden won't bring on board controversial Russia expert  —  A Russia expert whose bid to join the Biden National Security Council sparked an outcry among prominent critics of the Kremlin is no longer under consideration for the role, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Collin Anderson / Washington Free Beacon:
‘Cancel Rent’ Champion Ayanna Pressley Raked in Thousands as Landlord, Records Show  —  The progressive congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) has called rent cancellation legislation “literally a matter of life and death.”  At the same time, she has collected cash from her own rental properties.
Discussion: Twitchy, OutKick and HotAir
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Senate Democrats settling on 25% corporate tax rate  —  The universe of Democratic senators concerned about raising the corporate tax rate to 28% is broader than Sen. Joe Manchin, and the rate will likely land at 25%, parties close to the discussion tell Axios.
Robert Lee Hotz / Wall Street Journal:
NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Makes Historic First Flight on Mars  —  Intrepid drone becomes the first powered craft to fly on another world  —  NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter made history early Monday when the small but intrepid drone became the first powered craft to fly on another world …
Rick Scott / Fox Business:
Sen. Rick Scott: Dear Woke Corporate America, beware of the backlash that's coming  —  It turns out that power does corrupt, and you have become corrupt  —  Larry Kudlow examines corporate giants appeal to the ‘woke’ mob  —  I hope you are all having fun with your virtue signaling.
Simon Van Dorpe / Politico:
EU holds off on using competition powers over proposed football super league  —  The European Commission is not keen on using its competition powers to settle a fight between European football federation UEFA and a breakaway super league proposed by 12 of Europe's most prestigious clubs.
Connie Bruck / New Yorker:
Ari Emanuel Takes on the World  —  Hollywood's most tenacious agent tries to remake himself as a mogul.  —  On February 29, 2020, Ari Emanuel, the C.E.O. of the Endeavor company, and Mark Shapiro, its president, were leaving Madison Square Garden after a Knicks game.
CNN:
Trump's fight with Murkowski roils GOP with new Alaska Senate challenger emerging  —  (CNN)The first major GOP rift in the post-Trump era centers on Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the maverick Republican who has the strong backing of GOP leaders in Washington but has been targeted for defeat …
Discussion: Raw Story
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Pelosi renews call for congressional commission to investigate Capitol riot  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) renewed her calls for a commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot in a letter sent out to colleagues on Friday, 100 days after the unprecedented attack.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Coal Miners Union Seeks Voice in Move to Renewable Energy: Live Updates … As of  —  Data delayed at least 15 minutes  —  Source: Factset  —  Here's what you need to know:  —  A coal miners union indicates it will accept a switch to renewable energy in exchange for jobs.
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Who Killed Ashli Babbitt  —  Is it too much to ask to know the name of the federal government employee who, on our behalf, shot an unarmed veteran who was, at worst, trespassing in a public building?  Apparently, it is, since no one in our glorious, licensed, and neutered regime media seems to want to tell us.
Monika Bickert / About Facebook:
Preparing for a Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin  —  As the trial of Derek Chauvin draws to a close, we are doing what we can to prepare for the verdict.  This means preventing online content from being linked to offline harm and doing our part to keep our community safe.
Ben Weingarten / The Federalist:
‘White Terror Is As American As The Stars And Stripes’: How The Left Is Answering Ibram Kendi's Call For Racial Strife  —  Although its participants may not know it, our ruling class is speaking in Ibram X. Kendi's tongue, and realizing his ‘antiracist’ vision.
 
 
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Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
The families left behind by Black Lives Matter
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Kaylee McGhee White / Washington Examiner:
Enough with the coronavirus hysteria
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Stephen Gutowski Leaves Free Beacon to Start His Own Publication About Guns
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CNN:
Inside the GOP's tense fallout with the big business lobby
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USA Today:
Former sheriff's deputy Stephen Nicholas Broderick arrested in fatal shootings of 3 in Austin
Aaron Mehta / Defense News:
Biden to announce first woman four-star admiral for the Coast Guard
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
One America News Network Stays True to Trump
Andrew Roth / The Guardian:
Alexei Navalny moved to hospital as fears grow for life of Putin critic
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