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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
True conservatives should support filibuster reform
Discussion: USA Today, Bloomberg and Fox News
Politico:
Dems weigh ditching Medicare expansion and paid leave in eleventh hour of social spending talks
Discussion: Common Dreams
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Schumer, Manchin to meet with Biden in Delaware: report
Discussion: CNN, Politico and CBS News
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Their Jobs Made Them Get Vaccinated.  They Refused.  —  The willingness of some workers to give up their livelihoods helps explain the country's struggle to reach herd immunity.  —  Under the threat of losing their jobs, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers finally got a Covid-19 vaccine.
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Why is Trump running for president again?  To stay out of jail  —  Throughout his epic, scandal-ridden career, Donald Trump has compiled an astonishing record of impunity, constantly staying one jump ahead of prosecutors, plaintiffs and creditors.  —  He is the only president to be impeached twice …
Discussion: Raw Story
Tech Transparency Project:
YouTube's Filter Bubble Problem is Worse for Fox News Viewers  —  New TTP research shows how YouTube's recommendation algorithm locks users into ideological echo chambers.  It's more intense for people who watch Fox News.  —  YouTube's recommendation algorithm pushes users …
CNN:
Trump pick's messy personal life worries Senate Republicans desperate to hold on to Pennsylvania seat  —  (CNN)Sean Parnell may have the backing of former President Donald Trump, but the Pennsylvania Republican also has significant personal baggage that is raising concerns about the GOP's ability …
Susan J. Demas / Michigan Advance:
The soul-crushing fight of parents battling right-wing COVID nihilism  —  If you had told me two years ago that there would be a movement of angry parents, however small, yawping against basic measures to stop their kids from getting sick and dying with the full backing of a major political party, I wouldn't have believed it.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Democrats' problem is not focusing on issues most vital to independents, 2 prominent pollsters say  —  Joel Benenson has a feeling of deja vu watching President Biden's agenda grind into a long, drawn-out negotiation as middle-of-the-road voters recoil at the process taking place in Congress.
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
The Economy, Biden's Approval, and How to Fight Back  —  An unhappy electorate is taking its anger out on the Democrats, but Republicans are quite vulnerable on the economy  —  There is no political saying more trite — or more accurate — than James Carville's famous aphorism from the 1992 campaign “It's the economy, stupid.”
Discussion: RedState and Second Nexus
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
WATCH: Jake Tapper Emphatically Calls Out Republicans for ‘Violations of Basic Decency’ After Mocking Alec Baldwin's Movie Set Shooting  —  CNN's Jake Tapper blasted Republicans for their joyful exploitation of the tragic shooting incident involving Alec Baldwin on the set of the film, Rust.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: Facebook exec warns of “more bad headlines”  —  In a post to staffers Saturday obtained by Axios, Facebook VP of global affairs Nick Clegg warned the company that worse coverage could be on the way: “We need to steel ourselves for more bad headlines in the coming days, I'm afraid.”
Insider:
The January 6 insurrection, in all its heart-pounding detail, from 34 people who lived through it … “We have the building!”  Those words sent “a wave of terror” through congressional staffer Jay Rupert as he barricaded himself in his House office on January 6 while an angry pro-Trump mob breached security and ransacked the building.
Washington Post:
Sen. Joe Manchin wants to restrict who gets the child tax credit.  These West Virginians may pay the price if he gets his way.  —  Manchin supports new requirements for the expanded child tax credit that would likely end the benefit for thousands of families in his state.
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
How Misinformation Threatened a Montana National Heritage Area  —  Civic boosters in central Montana hoped for some federal money to promote tourism.  A disinformation campaign got in the way.  —  GREAT FALLS, Mont. — In the summer of 2020, as pandemic shutdowns closed businesses …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Neil Cavuto Desperately Pleads With Fox News Audience to Get Vaccinated: 'I'm Begging You,' Think of ‘Those Around You’  —  Fox News' Neil Cavuto urged network viewers to get vaccinated in his first on-air comments since he was diagnosed with a breakthrough coronavirus case.
Discussion: The Hill and Alternet.org
Natasha Anderson / Daily Mail:
‘Cruel’ Fauci is condemned for ‘paying Tunisian research lab $375,800 in taxpayer funds to clamp heads of de-barked beagle puppies in cages filled with flesh-eating flies that ate them alive’  — A group of 24 bi-partisan lawmakers are demanding answers from Dr. Anthony Fauci after a nonprofit claims …
New York Times:
A C.I.A. Fighter, a Somali Bomb Maker, and a Faltering Shadow War  —  The hunt for an elusive Somali militant illustrates why Al Shabab, despite a decade of American covert action, are at their strongest in years.  —  MOGADISHU, Somalia — The C.I.A. convoy rolled out of Mogadishu in the dead of night …
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Democrats overplaying the Trump card In Virginia governor's race  —  Terry McAuliffe can't stop talking about the former president, even though many Virginia voters have moved on.  —  Terry McAuliffe's campaign strategy in the Virginia governor's race has been to relentlessly link his opponent …
Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
Why a progressive prosecutor just left D.A. Chesa Boudin's office and joined the recall effort  —  Sitting on a bench in Golden Gate Park on a recent afternoon, Brooke Jenkins made clear the city's raging debate over crime and how District Attorney Chesa Boudin responds to it is more complicated than left versus right.
Discussion: Breitbart
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
The Rotten Core of the Republican Party  —  Mr. Appelbaum is a member of the editorial board.  —  Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the top House Republican, recently took to social media to warn that Democrats have hatched a dastardly plot.  “Democrats,” he said …
Arizona Republic:
Grant Woods, former Arizona attorney general, dies at 67  —  Craig Harris Maria PollettaArizona Republic  —  Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, the prosecutor and politician who frequently broke with his longtime party to support Democratic candidates and causes, died Saturday from a heart attack.
Discussion: The Wrap and WTOP
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KASW-TV:
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67
Discussion: The Hill and KNXV
Washington Post:
How Facebook neglected the rest of the world, fueling hate speech and violence in India … In February 2019, not long before India's general election, a pair of Facebook employees set up a dummy account to better understand the experience of a new user in the company's largest market.
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Tampa Bay Times:
Can Florida quit OSHA over vaccines?  Top GOP lawmakers will try  —  Former officials with the federal agency say it wouldn't lessen the any burden supposedly brought about by federal regulations.  —  TALLAHASSEE — Hours after Thursday's unexpected request by Gov. Ron DeSantis for lawmakers …
American Greatness:
The Farce of American Despotism  —  The Soviets had the gulag, we have “cancel culture” in our universities and a brittle obsession with race and weirdo sexuality everywhere.  —  Reflecting on Joe Biden's disastrous “town hall” with Anderson Cooper on Thursday, The Spectator's Dominic Green asks …
Discussion: Instapundit
Christine Jordan Sexton / Florida Politics:
Senate President blasts Florida Surgeon General for his ‘unprofessional’ actions  —  Simpson sent a memo to all members and Senate staff.  —  Senate President Wilton Simpson late Saturday sharply criticized a top official in the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis for failing to adhere …
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Raw Story
 
 
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Ryan Grim / Bad News:
Kyrsten Sinema's long march through the institutions
Discussion: Mediaite
Pamela K. Browne / Washington Examiner:
FBI incompetence let Anwar al Awlaki slip away, say retired investigators
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Judith Butler / The Guardian:
Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over?
Discussion: Althouse
South China Morning Post:
In Germany, Hamburg is at the heart of a growing dilemma over China
Discussion: Bloomberg
Insider:
Facebook undersea cable project marred by ‘frac outs,’ sinkholes, a drone dispute, and buried broken equipment on the Oregon coast
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White supremacists are returning to Charlottesville. But this time, they're on trial.
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Inflation Is the Mother of Big Political Change
New York Post:
Alec Baldwin ignored the No. 1 rule of gun safety: Hollywood weapons expert
Discussion: Breitbart and HotAir