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10:40 AM ET, July 28, 2021


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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Our democracy is under attack.  Washington journalists must stop covering it like politics as usual.  —  Back in the dark ages of 2012, two think-tank scholars, Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, wrote a book called “It's Even Worse Than It Looks” about the rise of Republican Party extremism and its dire effect on American democracy.
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
House of Representatives Reimposes Mask Mandate in Its Chamber  —  The House of Representatives will once again require all lawmakers and staff members to wear masks inside, a sharp reversal of policy as growing fears about the Delta variant reach the doorstep of Congress.
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN, Roll Call, The Hill and NPR
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: McCarthy a ‘moron’ for opposing mask mandate  —  Tensions between the party leaders in the House rolled to a boil on Wednesday when Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called her Republican counterpart, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), a “moron” for his opposition to wearing masks in the House.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New York Post
Brian Stelter / CNN:
How right-wing networks covered the January 6 hearing after months of soft-pedaling the Capitol attack  —  New York (CNN Business)While viewers of other TV channels heard House Democrats denouncing the “whitewashing” of the January 6 attack, One America News viewers witnessed the whitewashing first-hand.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Raw Story
Annie Grayer / CNN:
House Republicans pull out of another key select committee in a sign of 1/6 panel fallout
Discussion: UPI, The Hill and The Federalist
New York Times:
‘A hit man sent them.’ Police at the Capitol recount the horrors of Jan. 6 as the inquiry begins.
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
House brings back mask mandate, threat of fines after CDC guidance changes
Discussion: Politico and YouTube
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
CDC asks the vaccinated to help save the unvaccinated from themselves  —  The “pandemic of the unvaccinated” has become a big problem for the rest of the country.
Jeffrey Tucker / RealClearMarkets:
The CDC's Hysterical Delta Flip-Flop Might Be Its Final Undoing  —  The crazy, convoluted, mixed up messaging from the CDC - it's been this way from the beginning of the pandemic until now - has taken yet another turn.  Now the CDC is recommending masks not just for the unvaccinated but for the vaccinated too.
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
A Confusing Message  —  The C.D.C. recommends indoor masking for the vaccinated, but only in some places.  —  The C.D.C. has both a polarization problem and a communication problem.  —  Let's start with the polarization problem: The parts of the country that would benefit most from a new crackdown …
Aaron E. Carroll / New York Times:
Vaccination Helps Avoid the Delta Variant and Breakthroughs
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Trump-backed candidate loses in Texas special election  —  Voters in North Texas delivered an upset Tuesday, picking GOP state Rep. Jake Ellzey to fill a vacant House seat over a candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump.  —  Ellzey beat fellow Republican Susan Wright …
Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
Donald Trump's Low-Energy Night in Texas  —  Donald Trump had a bad day on Tuesday.  It wasn't the emotional and gut wrenching testimony from the police officers who defended the Capitol from the MAGA mob on January 6 — that was priced in.  Instead, Trump backed the wrong candidate …
Andrew Miller / Fox News:
Jake Ellzey wins Texas special election over Trump-backed Susan Wright
Discussion: New York Times and CNN
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Scoffs at D.C. Cop Scarred by Capitol Riot From Safety of His Studio  —  The Fox News host smirked and snickered at officer Michael Fanone describing the PTSD that followed a brutal beating on Jan. 6.  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson took his overt downplaying of the Capitol insurrection …
Jordan Davidson / The Federalist:
Teary Capitol Police Officer Who Testified About January 6 Previously Defended Violent George Floyd Riots In Kenosha
Andrea Widburg / American Thinker:   America had its first show trial on Tuesday and it was loathsome
Elizabeth Bruenig / The Atlantic:
The New Moral Code of America's Elite  —  Every striver who ever slipped the rank of their birth to ascend to a higher order has shared the capacity to ingratiate themselves with their betters.  What the truly exceptional ones have in common is the ability to connect not only with their superiors …
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Least persuadable unvaccinated Americans are largely white and Republican  —  Parents are heavily resistant to the vaccine.
David Morgan / Reuters:
McConnell aims to boost U.S. Republican vaccination rate by countering ‘bad advice’  —  U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell blamed misinformation for the low rates of COVID-19 vaccination among Americans, which are fueling a rise in coronavirus cases, particularly in Republican-dominated states.
Hannah Yoest / The Bulwark:
Simone Biles Isn't Fearless.  That's A Good Thing.  —  By demanding robotic perfection, Biles's detractors are denying her humanity.  —  Simone Biles pulled out of the Tokyo Olympic gymnastics finals for the women's artistic team all-around on Tuesday morning, citing mental health concerns.
Eric Ting / SFGATE:
Newsom sent kids to summer camp not enforcing state mask rules  —  Gavin Newsom sent kids to summer camp not enforcing state mask rules  —  Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's children briefly attended a summer camp that was in defiance of the state's COVID-19 guidance …
Michael Kruse / Politico:
'He's a Great Guy': Trump's Favored Aide Has Troubled Past  —  “Max Miller,” said Donald Trump.  —  “You know Max?”  —  The former president stood behind the microphone at the lectern at one of the most recent of his trademark rallies late last month at the county fairgrounds here and told …
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
Damon Linker / The Week:
The intellectual right contemplates an ‘American Caesar’  —  Jan. 6 was a badly planned rehearsal for the real deal  —  How does ideological change happen?  Why do certain political ideas and possibilities that appear outrageous and even unthinkable at one moment in history come to be considered options worth taking seriously?
John Wagner / Washington Post:
GOP Rep. Clyde stands by comparison of Jan. 6 mob to ‘tourists’ when pressed by Democratic Rep. Raskin  —  Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.), who infamously compared the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol to “a normal tourist visit,” steadfastly stood by his contention Tuesday night during …
David Siders / Politico:
‘America is not racist’ becomes a GOP 2024 mantra  —  Democrats made structural racism a centerpiece of the 2020 presidential primary.  —  Now the Republican rebuttal is emerging as an early plank of the 2024 GOP contest: America is not a racist country.  —  The mantra, used by nearly …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Raw Story
Covid relief programs are starting to expire for millions of Americans  —  Laid off and evicted amid Covid-19: “We ain't got nowhere to go”  —  (CNN)Sixteen months after the coronavirus pandemic upended the economy and left millions of Americans out of work, the historic relief programs Congress put in place are set to start expiring.
Miriam Berger / Washington Post:
Israel appears to have committed war crimes in May conflict with Hamas, Human Rights Watch says  —  According to a leading human rights group, Israel violated international law during the 11 days of fighting with Hamas militants in the densely packed Gaza Strip in May, in what “apparently amount to war crimes.”
German Lopez / Vox:
Mandate the vaccine, not masks  —  Vaccines are the solution to Covid-19.  Let's make the most of them.  —  All of a sudden, it looks like masks may have to be put back on.  —  With the rise of the delta variant and a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, the US Centers for Disease Control …
Andrew Seidman / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
An anti-Trump Pa. Republican is warning against ‘MAGA extremists’ in new Senate campaign  —  Next year's race to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate will help shape the direction of the Republican Party.  And Craig Snyder thinks there's still time to take a sharp turn away …
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
DOJ: Ala. Rep Brooks should not be dismissed from Capitol riot lawsuit; actions not ‘within scope’ of duties  —  The Justice Department concluded late Tuesday that Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., did not warrant exclusion from a Capitol riot lawsuit that claims that the congressman …
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