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6:05 PM ET, July 3, 2022

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Pamela Paul / New York Times:
The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don't Count  —  Perhaps it makes sense that women — those supposedly compliant and agreeable, self-sacrificing and everything-nice creatures — were the ones to finally bring our polarized country together.
Washington Post:
Akron police release video of officers shooting Black man dozens of times  —  AKRON, Ohio — Police on Sunday released footage showing officers firing dozens of rounds at a Black man who left his car to flee a traffic stop last week.  —  Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett …
ABC News:
Not prosecuting Trump for Jan. 6 would fuel a ‘much graver threat,’ Liz Cheney says  —  A criminal case could be “difficult” but necessary, Cheney said on “This Week.”  —  ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl interviews Congresswoman Liz Cheney at The Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. June 29, 2022.
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Mike McIntire / New York Times:
An American's Murky Path From Russian Propagandist to Jan. 6  —  Charles Bausman, a former financial executive who runs websites that promote far-right views, recorded footage in the Capitol for a Russian television producer.  Soon after, he fled to Moscow as a “political refugee.”
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Why Glenn Youngkin — or someone like him — must run in 2024  —  Virginia's new Republican governor is seriously thinking of running for president in 2024.  And that's good news.  —  My Richmond-based Post colleagues Laura Vozzella and Gregory S. Schneider wrote last week of the telltale clues …
Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Text Messages Show Cassidy Hutchinson Referring To January 6 Committee As ‘BS’  —  The January 6 committee's key witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, called the committee “bs” in a text message obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.  —  On Feb 1.  Hutchinson sent a text …
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Eve Simmons / mailplus.co.uk:
How California's legal cannabis dream became a public health nightmare  —  A ROW of luxury ‘healing’ creams is guarded by a locked glass cabinet, gilded in gold trim.  —  The packaging is stylishly minimal - clean and white with small black typeface - and beside the tubs sit decorative …
Walter Kirn / Common Sense:
The Holy Anarchy of Fun  —  In our era of high vigilance, emergency measures and vast decrees, Walter Kirn makes the case for fun.  —  Writes Unbound  · Subscribe … So, a little late as always, because I like my pop culture to ferment some before I swill it down, I saw the sequel to Top Gun.
CNN:
Gavin Newsom goes on the air against Ron DeSantis as political rivalry grows  —  (CNN)Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis aren't just avatars for the different futures of their parties, but also for the separate realities blue and red Americans are living in — two people of opposing viewpoints looking …
Matt Labash / Slack Tide:
Happy(?) Fourth of July  —  Cheer up.  We're still America.  There are worse things to be.  —  Warning: this isn't exactly a fully-formed essay.  Just a grab-bag of Fourth of July sentiments, poetry, and song.  Neither, despite the photo above, is it intended to be some concentrated meditation on Johnny Cash.
Ruth Graham / New York Times:
‘The Pro-Life Generation’: Young Women Fight Against Abortion Rights  —  Many American women mourned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, but for others it is a moment of triumph and a matter of human rights.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Lawrence Freedman / Comment is Freed:
Can Ukraine Win?  —  A Ukrainian soldier shows off a HIMARS multiple rocket launcher - part of the package of US military aid (Photo by Anastasia Vlasova for The Washington Post via Getty Images)  —  ‘Despise the enemy strategically, but respect him tactically’
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
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Washington Post:
Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous  —  Wildfires had been burning for weeks, shrouding Reno, Nev., in harmful smoke, when Jillian Abney and her eight-year-old daughter Izi drove into the Sierras last year in search of cleaner air.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Douglas E. Schoen / The Hill:
Now more than ever, Democrats need Hillary Clinton  —  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL  —  Earlier this year, I co-authored a piece for The Wall Street Journal that argued that a perfect storm in the Democratic Party is making a once unfathomable scenario …
Discussion: Newsweek
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David French / The Dispatch:
This July Fourth, Meet Three Americas  —  The red, the blue, and the tired.  —  I think I released my book about 18 months too early.  I was talking about dangerous American divisions well before it was cool.  In the last 10 days we've seen two stories go wildly viral …
CNN:
Trump-backed Michigan secretary of state nominee said abortion is ‘child sacrifice’  —  (CNN)Before becoming the Trump-backed Republican nominee for Michigan secretary of state, Kristina Karamo said that abortion is “child sacrifice” and a “satanic practice.”  —  “Abortion is really nothing new.
 
 
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