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Carolyn Y. Johnson / Washington Post:
Novavax's coronavirus vaccine is 90 percent effective, study finds  —  The vaccine is one of six the U.S. bet on but is likely to have its biggest impact globally  —  Novavax, a Maryland biotechnology company that endured delays in developing a coronavirus vaccine, revealed results Monday showing …
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Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
Novavax Offers U.S. a Fourth Strong Covid-19 Vaccine  —  The company's large U.S. trial found an efficacy rate of about 90 percent.  But at this point, the nation is awash in other shots.  —  Novavax, a small American company buoyed by lavish support from the U.S. government …
Helen Branswell / STAT:
Novavax Covid-19 vaccine highly effective in late-stage trial, long-awaited results show
Discussion: CNBC and Fox News
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Why The New Yorker's Stars Didn't Join Its Union  —  The 96-year-old magazine, known for its revered writers and sophisticated audience, is being consumed by a labor dispute.  —  Writers for The New Yorker have been known to refer to the editor, David Remnick, as “Dad,” …
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Ralph Northam Reflects on His Journey Back From the Edge  —  When a racist picture was discovered on his yearbook page, the governor of Virginia refused to resign.  Now he's leaving office with a widely praised progressive record on racial justice.  —  RICHMOND, Va. — Just two years ago …
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Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:   Black Virginians Took Ralph Northam Back. Neither Has Forgotten.
Marianna Sotomayor / Washington Post:
'I didn't take an oath to defend Donald Trump': Rep. Tom Rice tests whether Republican voters will support a conservative who crossed Trump  —  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Republican Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been a reliable conservative during his five terms in Congress …
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NBC News:
Virginia governor's race is shaping up as choice between change and Trump
Discussion: Virginia Mercury and Raw Story
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Yup, the Wuhan Institute of Virology Kept Live Bats within Its Walls  —  On the menu today: New evidence shows that despite the contentions of Peter Daszak, the Wuhan Institute of Virology did indeed have live bats within its walls; a spectacularly inaccurate op-ed attempting to dispel the lab-leak theory …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
These 25 rainbow flag-waving corporations donated more than $10 million to anti-gay politicians in the last two years  —  This month, corporations are plastering their social media avatars with rainbows, sponsoring Pride parades, and declaring their unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ community.
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility  —  (CNN)The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an “imminent radiological threat,” …
Washington Post:
Biden will give Putin a list of demands.  The Russian president may ignore them.  —  But those demands raise a question that is vexing U.S. policymakers and the United States' European allies: What happens if Putin ignores the demands, as he has signaled he will do?
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Manchin and Sinema still might get their way  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  President JOE BIDEN is at NATO headquarters in Brussels today explaining his decision to pull out of Afghanistan to allies who felt blindsided.  The House is back in session and will soon be debating …
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post, KVIA-TV and Newsy
Benjamin Fearnow / Newsweek:
Kayleigh McEnany Claims ‘I Never Lied’ as Trump's White House Press Secretary, Cites Belief in God  —  Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany proclaimed Sunday that her faith in God prevented her from ever telling a single lie during her tenure as former President Donald Trump's chief spokesperson.
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Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Exclusive: Saudi assassins picked up illicit drugs in Cairo to kill Khashoggi  —  Early on the morning of Oct. 2, 2018, a Gulfstream jet carrying a team of Saudi assassins on its way to Istanbul made a quick stopover in Cairo.  The purpose: to pick up a lethal dose of “illegal” …
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Temp checks, digital menus and ‘touchless’ mustard: The maddening persistence of ‘hygiene theater’  —  At an ice cream shop in Rockville, Md., gloved servers scoop the frozen treat into cups, but a sign taped to the front window says “No cones: Covid.”  At McDonald's outlets along I-95 in Virginia …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Demonizing Critical Race Theory  —  Critical race theory is the political right's new boogeyman.  —  The theory, born in the 1970s among legal scholars, uses race as a lens through which to examine structures of power.  It was, I would argue, a relatively obscure concept — not because it lacked merit, but because it was novel.
Discussion: Althouse
Andrew Das / New York Times:
Westminster Dog Show 2021: Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Best in Show  —  Wasabi's victory capped an unusual Westminster, held at a riverside estate in Westchester County instead of its usual home at Madison Square Garden because of the coronavirus pandemic.  —  TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Wasabi …
Discussion: Slate
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril  —  As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Christopher S. Murphy concedes …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The Delusions of the Radical Centrist  —  Thanks to various defects in our system of government, there are only two viable political parties in the United States.  The leadership of one is currently trying to take money away from capitalists and invest it in public infrastructure …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell warns he's willing to intervene in 2022 GOP primaries  —  Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned on Monday that he and his allies are willing to step into Republican Senate primaries to try to prevent a candidate they view as unelectable in November 2022 from advancing.
American Greatness:
Anatomy of the Woke Madness  —  How did such collective madness infect a once pragmatic and commonsensical America?  —  Wokeism has become our most popular secular religion—at least for a moment dethroning climate change.  It reduces all of the past and present into puerile binaries between “whites” and “non-whites.”
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
‘Full of s—’: Candidates warned not to fake Trump endorsement  —  Lynda Blanchard donated nearly $1 million to pro-Donald Trump political committees, served as his ambassador to Slovenia and launched her Alabama Senate campaign with a video spotlighting her Trump bumper sticker-adorned pickup truck.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Raw Story
Lili Bayer / Politico:
Biden reassures NATO on security: ‘The United States is there’  —  At start of summit, US president tells Europe that America has its back.  —  U.S. President Joe Biden voiced a strong commitment to European security at a NATO summit on Monday, describing the alliance's collective defense clause as a “sacred obligation.”
Kevin Daley / Washington Free Beacon:
Breyer's Departure Could Make the Supreme Court More Conservative  —  Progressives are pushing the 82-year-old justice to clear the way for a more liberal replacement  —  The recent left-wing push for Justice Stephen Breyer to retire in favor of a younger liberal justice is likely …
Discussion: Washington Post and New Republic
David Catron / The American Spectator:
Media Alarmism Is the Real Threat to Democracy  —  It has now become all but impossible on any given day to find a major media news outlet that doesn't feature at least one apocalyptic opinion piece warning us that democracy is under attack by the diabolical Republican Party and its sinister leader Donald Trump.
Perry Bacon / Washington Post:
We should rethink how we think about Vice President Harris  —  Much of the press coverage and broader narrative about Vice President Harris is embedded with two assumptions: She is a uniquely interesting figure in U.S. politics, and she is a bad politician.  Both of these are wrong.
Elliot Ackerman / New York Times:
Contested Elections Are a Danger to Our Military  —  Mr. Ackerman, a former Marine and intelligence officer who served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a contributing Opinion writer.  —  The first presidential election I witnessed as a member of the military was George W. Bush vs. Al Gore in 2000.
Discussion: Raw Story
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Texas Dems amp up voting rights pressure with D.C. blitz  —  Texas Democrats who killed a Republican elections bill with a dramatic state legislative walkout last month are heading to Washington this week to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris and pressure lawmakers on voting rights …
Discussion: Jacobin and The Daily Poster
Ezra Klein / New York Times:
What the Rich Don't Want to Admit About the Poor  —  I'm not going to pretend that I know how to interpret the jobs and inflation data of the past few months.  My view is that this is still an economy warped by the pandemic, and that the dynamics are so strange and so unstable that it will be some time before we know its true state.
New York Times:
Collins and Menendez: We Need a Covid-19 Commission  —  Senator Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and Senator Collins, Republican of Maine, have introduced legislation proposing a commission to study the United States' Covid-19 response.  —  The devastating events of Sept. 11, 2001 …
 
 
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Hollie McKay / The National Interest:
Iran's Torture Mastermind Set to Become the Next President
Washington Free Beacon:
Lobbyists for Putin's Pipeline Dodge Foreign Agent Laws
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Bernie Sanders: Biden Campaign Made Me Feel ‘Very Welcome,’ In Contrast to Clinton, Who ‘Wanted My Support,’ And ‘Tolerated’ Me
Discussion: Insider and POLITICUSUSA
BBC:
China denounces G7 after statement on Xinjiang and Hong Kong
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
House GOP prays Trump can kick his habit of 2020 grievances
Katherine Huggins / Mediaite:
Sen. Ron Johnson Claims Jan. 6 Was Not an ‘Armed Insurrection’ Because People Stayed ‘Within the Roped Lines’
 Earlier Items: 
H.A. Hellyer / Washington Post:
From Ontario to Bordeaux, Islamophobia and right-wing terrorism must be confronted head-on
Richard Alba / The Atlantic:
The Myth of a Majority-Minority America
Discussion: emptywheel
The White House:
Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Bennett of Israel
Discussion: JNS.org
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
This is the Republicans' back-up plan in case they can't suppress enough votes
Discussion: Vanity Fair
New York Times:
Why the Mexico City Metro Collapsed
Eric Deggans / NPR:
Tom Hanks Is A Non-Racist. It's Time For Him To Be Anti-Racist
Discussion: Hollywood in Toto and Fox News