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10:30 PM ET, February 25, 2023


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Washington Post:
‘Dilbert’ dropped by The Post, other papers, after cartoonist's racist rant  —  Newspapers across the United States have pulled Scott Adams's long-running “Dilbert” comic strip after the cartoonist called Black Americans a “hate group” and said White people should “get the hell away from” them.
Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times ceases publication of ‘Dilbert’  —  The Times has decided to cease publication of “Dilbert.”  Cartoonist Scott Adams made racist comments in a YouTube livestream Feb. 22, offensive remarks that The Times rejects.  Further, in the last nine months The Times has on four occasions printed …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Longtime Trump backers flock to DeSantis event  —  The group of Ron DeSantis' top donors and supporters gathering in Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend includes some longtime backers of former President Donald Trump.  —  The Florida governor's three-day retreat at the Four Seasons hotel …
Washington Post:
From Palm Beach to Staten Island, DeSantis makes 2024 moves on Trump's turf  —  The Florida governor's show of force this weekend was part of his increasingly open encroachments into the former president's longtime support base and ideological terrain  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. …
Steve Contorno / CNN:
DeSantis has a new book coming out next week. Here's what his first one said
A Christian Health Nonprofit Saddled Thousands With Debt as It Built a Family Empire Including a Pot Farm, a Bank and an Airline  —  Despite a history of fraud, one family has thrived in the regulatory no man's land of health care sharing ministries, where insurance commissioners can't investigate …
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Putin pitches the American right with an ungodly invocation of God  —  Here's a scoop for you: Vladimir Putin is sounding like someone who wants to enter the 2024 Republican presidential primaries.  —  How else do you explain that in the middle of his bellicose speech Tuesday promising success …
Discussion: Ukraine War Truth
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
America's Interests Are Not Necessarily the Same as Ukraine's
Discussion: Bloomberg and Vladimir's News
Wall Street Journal:
Ukraine Is the West's War Now
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Hill
Clare Malone / New Yorker:
Watching Tucker Carlson for Work  —  According to Kat Abughazaleh, a researcher at Media Matters for America, “You don't know Fox News until you are watching it for a job.”  —  On a recent episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” a prime-time show on Fox News, Tucker Carlson introduced his first guest …
Hannah Dreier / New York Times:
Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.  —  Arriving in record numbers, they're ending up in dangerous jobs that violate child labor laws — including in factories that make some of the country's best-known products.  —  Hannah traveled to Alabama, Florida …
Washington Post:
Arizona governor seeks ethics review of former attorney general  —  The complaint to the State Bar of Arizona follows new details about how Mark Brnovich withheld records debunking claims of election fraud  —  By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Isaac Stanley-Becker
Bruce Y. Lee / Forbes:
Lee County, Florida, Republican Party Passes Resolution To Ban Covid-19 Vaccines  —  If the Lee County Republican Party has their way, the state of Florida will be banning the use of Covid-19 vaccines.  Yes, you heard that correctly.  Based on a majority vote, the Party has passed a so-called …
Carey Gillam / The Guardian:
Revealed: the US is averaging one chemical accident every two days  —  Guardian analysis of data in light of Ohio train derailment shows accidental releases are happening consistently  —  Mike DeWine, the Ohio governor, recently lamented the toll taken on the residents of East Palestine …
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox
Dow said it was recycling our shoes.  We found them at an Indonesian flea market  —  U.S. petrochemicals giant Dow Inc and the Singapore government said they were transforming old sneakers into playgrounds and running tracks.  Reuters put that promise to the test by planting hidden trackers inside 11 pairs of donated shoes.
Discussion: Breitbart and AppleInsider
A.G. Gancarski / Florida Politics:
Lincoln Project claims Ron DeSantis' presidential hopes are ‘just hype’ … A.G. Gancarski  —  A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014.  He is based in Northeast Florida.  He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Examiner
New York Times:
What Fox News Hosts Said Privately vs. Publicly About Voter Fraud  —  No serious lawyer could believe what they were saying.  —  Two days after the 2020 election, Tucker Carlson was furious.  —  Fox News viewers were abandoning the network for Newsmax and One America News, two conservative rivals …
Discussion: Jacobin and Washington Post
Dana Kennedy / New York Post:
‘Sound like Mickey Mouse’: East Palestine residents' shock illnesses after derailment  —  EAST PALESTINE, OHIO - Wade Lovett's been having trouble breathing since the Feb. 3 Norfolk South train derailment and toxic explosion here.  In fact, his voice sounds as if he's been inhaling helium.
Jared Yates Sexton / Dispatches From A …:
The Attack on Public Education and What We Must Do  —  We are deep, deep into the war on public education and it's past time we look at history and begin to fight … On Thursday scores of college students in Florida walked out in protest of Governor Ron DeSantis's increasingly aggressive attacks on public education.
Discussion: Twitchy
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Sanders supporters took over the Nevada Democratic Party.  It's not going well.  —  When Bernie Sanders' supporters took over the Nevada Democratic Party two years ago, progressives across the country were thrilled.  —  Socialists had managed to bring down one of the most powerful establishment forces …
Associated Press:
Feds seek to limit telehealth prescriptions for some drugs  —  1 of 3  —  The Biden administration moved Friday to require patients see a doctor in person before getting attention deficit disorder medication or addictive painkillers, toughening access to the drugs against the backdrop of a deepening opioid crisis.
Rebecca Solnit / The Guardian:
Feminism taught me all I need to know about men like Trump and Putin  —  Like all abusive men, dictators seek to control who can speak and which narratives are believed.  The only difference is scale  —  s the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolded, I was reminded over and over again …
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Fight over Rep. Perry's phone has prevented review of 2,200 documents in Jan. 6 probe  —  Six months after the FBI seized Perry's phone, a U.S. appeals court is reviewing a judge's order that 90 percent of Perry's messages fall outside the congressman's immunity from criminal investigation
Anumita Kaur / Washington Post:
News outlets demand release of Jan. 6 footage given to Tucker Carlson  —  Scores of news organizations — including The Washington Post — on Friday demanded congressional leaders release a trove of surveillance footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol that the House speaker …
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
The Texas judge who could take down the abortion pill … By Caroline Kitchener and Ann E. Marimow  —  ABILENE, Tex. — Matthew Kacsmaryk was a 22-year-old law student when he drove to a small city in west Texas to spend a day with a baby he would probably never see again.
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Erica Werner / Washington Post:
High-skilled visa holders at risk of deportation amid tech layoffs
NBC News:
Pence on Trump's 2024 run: 'I'm confident we'll have better choices'
Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:
Stanford Faculty Say Anonymous Student Bias Reports Threaten Free Speech
Discussion: National Review
Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
Doctor Describes and Denounces C.I.A. Practice of ‘Rectal Feeding’ of Prisoners
John Stoehr / The Editorial Board:
The February 25, 2023, edition of the Editorial Board Weekly
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ABC News:
Biden tells ABC's Muir ‘we would respond’ if China sends weapons to Russia
Neil Genzlinger / New York Times:
Robert Hébras, Last Survivor of a 1944 Massacre in France, Dies at 97
Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Burned Out, More Americans Are Turning to Part-Time Jobs
Kate Whannel / BBC:
Forty years of Monster Raving Loony wannabe MPs
Discussion: Bloomberg
Tiney Ricciardi / Denver Post:
Rep. Lauren Boebert's Shooters Grill will be replaced by a Mexican restaurant
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and Political Wire

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Jennifer Maas / Variety:
WGA leaders lift the strike order as of 12:01am PT Wednesday, release the tentative AMPTP deal, and allow writers to return to work before final ratification

Blake Brittain / Reuters:
A US judge rules that the Thomson Reuters lawsuit accusing Ross Intelligence of copying Westlaw content to train a competing AI-based platform must go to trial

Jen Fifield / Votebeat:
Local Labs, tied to Metric Media's network of local websites, is paid by GOP-backed clients for hundreds of public records requests, stymying election officials

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