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2:15 PM ET, September 10, 2021


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Mike Allen / Axios:
America's civil war of 2021  —  Top Republicans are calling for a public uprising to protest President Biden's broad vaccine mandates, eight months after more than 500 people stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn the election.  —  Why it matters: It has been decades since America …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Joe Biden's incoherent, fear-mongering COVID vaccine speech
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Biden's call with Xi
Discussion: HotAir and WAMU
Philip Klein / National Review:
The Practical Problems with Biden's Employer Vaccine Mandate
Discussion: HotAir
Fox trashes “authoritarian” Biden
Patricia McCarthy / American Thinker:   Biden's vaccine mandate speech!
Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times:
New poll finds Newsom could easily beat recall thanks to motivated Democrats  —  Momentum has turned strongly against the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom with just days to go before voting ends, a change that comes after a deluge of political ads and support from leading Democrats …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Opposition to California recall widens in new poll
Discussion: New York Times and POLITICUSUSA
Wall Street Journal:
Journalism Schools Leave Graduates With Hefty Student Loans  —  Students take on debt for master's degrees in hope of news jobs even as opportunities diminish  —  News reporting has lost thousands of jobs over the past decade, with a further slide predicted.
Kevin D. Williamson / New York Times:
The Trump Coup Is Still Raging  —  Mr. Williamson writes extensively about politics and more at National Review.  —  What happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was not a coup attempt.  It was half of a coup attempt — the less important half.  —  The more important part of the coup attempt …
Discussion: ABC News, Raw Story and
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Hundreds of law enforcement officials were prepped early for potential Jan. 6 violence  —  Just two days before armed rioters stormed and ransacked the Capitol, about 300 law enforcement officials got on a conference call to talk about the possibility that Donald Trump's supporters would turn violent on Jan. 6.
Discussion: HotAir, CNN and The Daily Beast
Washington Post:
Unvaccinated people were 11 times more likely to die of covid-19, CDC report finds  —  Moderna vaccine is most effective, says another study, the largest to date in U.S. to assess real-world effectiveness … People who were not fully vaccinated this spring and summer were over 10 times …
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
Dan Bloom /
Britain will now see ‘permanent food shortages’ and it's ‘going to get worse’  —  Food and Drink Federation chief Ian Wright said the country won't run out of food, but the days of shoppers knowing they can get whatever they like at the supermarket are gone forever
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton:
Norton Denies Responsibility for Setting Zebras Free, Supports Freedom Generally  —  Norton says the charges are understandable, but for the first time offers an alibi.  The six zebras escaped from a D.C.-area farm early this week  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton …
John Nichols / The Nation:
Susan Collins, Brett Kavanaugh, and Texas's Abortion Ban  —  Collins cleared the way for Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court, and Kavanaugh cleared the way for this new assault on reproductive rights.  —  Susan Collins recognizes that the Texas law banning abortion after the first six weeks …
They Created Our Post-9/11 World.  Here's What They Think They Got Wrong.  —  The sense of vulnerability and fear — yes, terror — was palpable.  In the hours and days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the consensus was that more deadly attacks were being prepped.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Fox News
Brendan O'Neill / spiked:   When the politics of victimhood turned violent
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Federal mandate takes vaccine decision off employers' hands  —  Larger U.S. businesses now won't have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Doing so is now federal policy.  —  President Joe Biden announced sweeping new orders Thursday …
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
Kellyanne Conway didn't belong on the Air Force Academy board  —  President Joe Biden is cleaning house.  On Wednesday, the White House asked for resignations from more than 10 of former President Donald Trump's appointees to boards that advise three military service academies.
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
18 Trump appointees have either resigned or been terminated from military service academy boards, White House official says
Musadiq Bidar / CBS News:
In speech taking on Trump, Christie calls on Republicans to renounce conspiracy theories and discredit extremists “in our midst”  —  Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was once a close adviser to former President Trump, told Republicans gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Washington Post:   False, toxic Sept. 11 conspiracy theories are still widespread today
CNN launches new polling methodology  —  (CNN)The landscape of political polling is changing, and so too is the way CNN carries out its polls.  Beginning with Friday's newly released CNN poll conducted by SSRS, the network is implementing a new methodology for measuring public opinion.
Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
Biden's war on virus becomes war on unvaccinated  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — They're a source of frustration.  A risk to their fellow citizens.  A threat to the nation's economic recovery.  —  President Joe Biden is trying to concentrate the anger of the nation's inoculated majority …
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Biden's New Vaccine Push Is a Fight for the U.S. Economy
Discussion: Washington Post and Yahoo News
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR:
Breyer Warns Against Remaking The Court: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’  —  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has a warning to those who want to remake the court: Be careful what you wish for.  —  In his new book, The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics …
Daniel Idfresne / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
I'm 17.  And I'm Immunized from Woke Politics.  —  Here's how.  —  I'm a first generation, 17-year-old Black American who grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Brooklyn neighborhood made famous by Jay-Z.  —  Given that brief biography, perhaps you'd assume that I'm a Black Lives Matter slogan-chanting …
David Goldman / CNN:
Here's who loves Biden's vaccine mandate: The companies that have to enforce it  —  New York (CNN Business)President Joe Biden gave a gift to every major company in America by forcing them to mandate vaccines or stringently test their employees for Covid.  Their reaction to the new rule: glee.
Discussion: Townhall, POLITICUSUSA and The Wrap
Trump's House GOP enemies get boost from McCarthy's leadership team  —  ‘Disgraceful’: Former President Trump's niece reacts to what he's doing on 9/11  —  (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his leadership team are quietly working to prop up some of the GOP incumbents targeted …
Tim Alberta / The Atlantic:
‘I Was Responsible for Those People’  —  On the evening of September 4, 2021, one week before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Glenn Vogt stood at the footprint of the North Tower and gazed at the names stamped in bronze.  The sun was diving below the buildings across the Hudson River in New Jersey …
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Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
U.S. Approval of Interracial Marriage at New High of 94%
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Forbes
Gordon Corera / BBC:
‘Havana syndrome ’ and the mystery of the microwaves
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Schiff calls on Amazon, Facebook to address spread of vaccine misinformation
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Wall Street Journal:
Centrist House Democrats Offer Rival Proposal on Cutting Prescription Drug Prices
Discussion: The Hill
Paul Blumenthal / HuffPost:
Senate Democrats Close To Agreement On Voting Rights Compromise
Discussion: CNN and
 Earlier Items: 
Spencer Ackerman / Forever Wars:
Return To Little Pakistan: The Reign of Terror in Brooklyn after 9/11
Discussion: The Nation
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Producer inflation accelerated in August, as wholesale prices rose record 8.3% from a year ago
Jonathan Edwards / Washington Post:
An alleged Capitol rioter says his ankle monitor beeps too loudly. He wants a judge to let him remove it.
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Cooper / Washington Monthly:
The Lost Journalistic World of 9/11
Discussion: National Review and The Federalist
Jordan Green / Raw Story:
Ex-Marines in neo-Nazi terror cell planned to attack power grid as precursor to assassination campaign: government

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Wall Street Journal:
The FTC bans noncompete clauses that restrict job switching, the first time in 50+ years that the FTC has issued a regulation mandating an economy-wide change

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The US Senate passes the TikTok divestment bill by a margin of 79-18; the legislation now heads to President Biden, who has committed to sign it into law

Victoria Song / The Verge:
Meta rolls out multimodal AI in early access for the Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses, mainly to help identify objects, translate signs, and write Instagram captions

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