Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:40 PM ET, September 10, 2021


 Top Items: 
New York Times:
Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb  —  U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives.  But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account.
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
‘Imminent Threat’ or Aid Worker: Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person?  —  [explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul.  It was parked in the courtyard of a home …
Discussion: Twitchy
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 …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
What legal ground do Republican governors have to push back on vaccine mandates?  —  Not much, based on a century of Supreme Court precedent.  —  Vaccine mandates have arrived.  And so, too, has opposition led by Republicans.  Nineteen Republican governors spoke out against President …
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 …
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Right-wing vaccine disinformation is killing people, and the propagandists are furious Biden is fighting back  —  President Joe Biden's Thursday announcement that federal regulators will seek to compel businesses with more than 100 employees to require their employees to either be vaccinated …
Robby Soave / New York Times:
Biden's Vaccine Mandate Is a Big Mistake
Philip Klein / National Review:
The Practical Problems with Biden's Employer Vaccine Mandate
Discussion: HotAir
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 …
Melissa Alonso / CNN:
Florida appeals court rules in favor of DeSantis, reverses order to allow mask mandate ban in schools  —  (CNN)Florida's 1st District Court on Friday reinstated a stay on mask mandates in schools, blocking face mask requirements in schools for now, court documents show.
Matt Dixon / Politico:
The Second Amendment fight that could upend Florida's midterms
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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 …
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
Discussion: HotAir, CNN and The Daily Beast
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Jordan Williams / The Hill:
Justice Breyer issues warning on remaking Supreme Court: ‘What goes around comes around’
Discussion: RedState
Chris Anderson / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
The secret moves of the Cyber Ninjas moneyman  —  Once they finish finding voter fraud in the presidential election, and they will find it, the Cyber Ninjas should rappel down the Tomb of the Unknown Ballot Box and turn their considerable auditing skills to the real estate acquisitions of Patrick Byrne …
Davey Alba / New York Times:
Facebook sent flawed data to misinformation researchers.  —  More than three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook trumpeted a plan to share data with researchers about how people interacted with posts and links on the social network, so that the academics could study misinformation on the site.
'It's about time': Biden puts the screws on the unvaccinated  —  Joe Biden finally figured out he'd been talking to the wrong people.  —  For months, it was the vaccine-resistant that the president treated with kid gloves, sprinkling words like “unity” into his remarks about fighting …
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 …
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 …
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: HotAir and Townhall
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 …
Texas passes social media ‘de-platforming’ law  —  The US state of Texas has made it illegal for social media platforms to ban users “based on their political viewpoints”.  —  Prominent Republican politicians have accused Facebook, Twitter and others of censoring conservative views.
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 …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Biden's call with Xi  —  President Biden used a call with Xi Jinping on Thursday night to test whether personal diplomacy with the Chinese leader can make more progress than the meetings among subordinates, who have been snubbing and rebuffing Biden's aides.
Discussion: HotAir and WAMU
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
On Sean Hannity's Fox News show, it's still Trump, Trump, Trump  —  Almost every night, a member of the Trump family or a former Trump administration official appears as a guest on the primetime show  —  During the four years of Donald Trump's presidency, the 9 p.m. hour on Fox News hosted …
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:40 PM ET, September 10, 2021.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 More Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats Sue New York City Over Fee Caps
Ari Natter / Bloomberg:
Natural Gas Excluded in Democrats' Budget Plan for Clean Energy
Discussion: National Review
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Agencies That Issued Mandates Before Biden's Push Show Some Early Success
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The inescapable overlap of pandemic and politics
Discussion: Raw Story
Mike Allen / Axios:
White House spoils for fight on taxes
USA Today:
Parents want kids to learn about ongoing effects of slavery - but not critical race theory. They're the same thing.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Olivia Krauth / Courier-Journal:
Kentucky's school mask mandate axed after Gov. Andy Beshear's veto overridden
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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
Discussion: HotAir
They Created Our Post-9/11 World. Here's What They Think They Got Wrong.
Discussion: Insider and The Moderate Voice

From Mediagazer:

Katherine Maher / NPR:
Memo: NPR's Katherine Maher says questioning whether NPR is living up to its mission is fair, but questioning staff integrity based on identity is disrespectful

Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Robert MacNeil, who anchored evening newscasts for over two decades on PBS and delivered evenhanded, non-flashy news with Jim Lehrer, dies at 93

Jack Brewster / Wall Street Journal:
A case study of the creation of an AI-powered local “news” website, directed to produce partisan stories on a US Senate race; a Fiverr developer made it for $80

Sister Sites:

 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page