THE FEED
space
space
SpaceX Launches First Ever All-Civilian Crew Into Orbit
For the next three days, the tourists will live in a 13-foot-wide capsule 360 miles above the Earth.
trump administration
trump administration
Did Gen. Mark Milley Actually Go Rogue at the End of the Trump Administration?
Reporting on Robert Costas and Bob Woodward’s book suggests the journalists may have inflated the severity of a call from Milley to a Chinese general.
catholicism
catholicism
Pope Francis Is Not a Fan of Conservative Effort to Deny Communion to Joe Biden
After some oblique warnings, Francis is clearly telling telling conservative bishops to behave like pastors, not politicians.
congress
congress
Mitch McConnell Prefers Calamitous Debt Default to Helping Democrats
Democrats helped McConnell raise the debt limit during the last administration, but he insists Republicans aren’t going to return the favor.
team usa
team usa
Simone Biles Says the FBI ‘Turned a Blind Eye’ to Larry Nassar
Testifying in a Senate hearing, she blamed “an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse.”
new york city
new york city
De Blasio Finally Acts As Deaths Pile Up at Rikers Island
Ten inmates have died so far this year, many by suicide. Following de Blasio’s action, 20 correctional officers were suspended for going AWOL.
crime
crime
Bonkers South Carolina Crime Saga Takes Another Bonkers Turn
Turns out the man who shot Alex Murdaugh was hired by Alex Murdaugh.
the law
the law
What’s Next in the Legal Fight Against Texas’s Extreme Abortion Ban
A brazenly political court let Texas ban almost all abortions. Politics may be the only thing to stop it.
voting rights
voting rights
Surrendering to Republicans on Voting Rights Won’t Save Democracy
Joe Manchin seems to think voting-rights reforms have to be bipartisan to work. But letting Republicans run wild won’t encourage them to compromise.
intelligencer chats
intelligencer chats
What Newsom’s Landslide Victory Says About National Politics
Among other things, voters are still taking COVID very seriously.
politics
politics
California Governor Gavin Newsom Destroys Effort to Recall Him
Why it wasn’t even close.
covid-19
covid-19
The Debate Over Booster Shots Is Getting Hotter
Should everyone get an extra shot, or just the most vulnerable? That question is splitting experts and even the Biden administration.
explainer
explainer
What Is China Doing to the Uighurs in Xinjiang?
Beijing claims it’s merely fighting extremism. But it’s been accused of committing atrocities against the Muslim minority group, including genocide.
justice for j6
justice for j6
Capitol Police Prepares for Potential Violence Ahead of September 18 Rally
After failing to plan ahead in January, USCP brass is briefing officers before a rally supporting those arrested in the wake of the Capitol riot.
media
media
Talking to New Yorker Archivist Erin Overbey About Her Byline-Diversity Project
“I started in 2019 looking at our tables of contents. It really was a lengthy project. Once you get going, it’s kind of hard to stop.”
politics
politics
The Vice-President Who Saved Democracy on January 6 Was … Dan Quayle?
Mike Pence has been hailed for resisting Trump’s calls to reject Biden votes. But a new book says the coup was thwarted by an even less likely hero.
the national interest
the national interest
What If We Had a Class War and Nobody Noticed?
Biden’s Washington is a huge fight over whether trillions go to the rich or the working class.
reconciliation bill
reconciliation bill
3 Key Divides in Democrats’ Civil War Over the Biden Agenda
It’s not just progressives versus moderates.
pivot
pivot
Apple’s Supposed Loss in Court Was Actually a Win
The price Tim Cook & Co. will have to pay in their battle against Epic Games is just not very significant.
covid-19
covid-19
No, COVID Vaccines Don’t Cause Swollen Testicles
Or impotence. Or infertility.
filibuster reform
filibuster reform
How a Filibuster Reform for Voting Rights Could Happen
Joe Manchin and others Democrats could push voting rights reform through the Senate without killing the filibuster — if they want.
games
games
Dave Zirin Thinks the Kaepernick Era Is Just Beginning
Talking with the veteran sports journalist about his new book, which examines how the activist quarterback transformed the sports landscape.
pandemic
pandemic
In New York, a Fake Vaxx Card Is As Easy to Buy As Weed
The proliferation of vaccine mandates is creating a black-market boom for counterfeit proof.
afghanistan
afghanistan
U.N. Warns 1 Million Afghan Children Could Starve by Winter
As international leaders figure out how to work with the Taliban, U.N. member nations pledged over $1 billion in aid to combat the crisis.
2021 california recall election
2021 california recall election
Larry Elder Campaign Concedes Defeat and Claims Fraud – Before Election Day
Telling the Big Lie extra-early is a new one for California Republicans.