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8:55 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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
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: Washington Examiner and ABC News
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
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.
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 …
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
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
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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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
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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, Political Wire and Raw Story