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politics
politics
The New Foreign Flavor of CPAC’s Red Meat
America may still be first at the conservative gathering, but this year’s event has come with a lot more European-style populism.
foreign interests
foreign interests
What Were the Legal (and Strategic) Grounds for Biden’s Syria Airstrikes?
The long-term impact on Biden’s Iran strategy may be more consequential than the strikes’ contested legality.
congress
congress
Much-Maligned Congressional Earmarks Are Coming Back
The Tea Party movement temporarily killed them — but only temporarily.
new york city
new york city
Random Stabbing of Asian NYC Man Results in Hate-Crime Charges
The attack happened just days after city officials vowed to do more to protect Asian New Yorkers from racial targeting amid the pandemic.
pivot
pivot
Why Is GameStop’s Stock Price Soaring Again?
A frenzy driven by people who revel in market volatility.
the power grid
the power grid
Amid the Scandals, Cuomo’s Enemies Are Ready to Unleash a Decade of Resentment
“He is the most damaged he has ever been,” said one senior capitol aide.
$15 minimum wage
$15 minimum wage
Democrats Can Still Get a $15 Minimum Wage Into the COVID-Relief Bill
There are plenty of ways for Democrats to get a $15 minimum wage through the Senate. There just aren’t 50 Senate Democrats willing to do so.
education
education
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Resigns
Carranza, who clashed with de Blasio on how to desegregate schools, will be succeeded by Meisha Porter, the first Black woman to run the system.
the national interest
the national interest
How Trumpism Has Become a Cult of Losing
Why do Republicans still love a loser whose entire appeal was that he’s a “winner”?
coronavirus
coronavirus
I Was a COVID-Vaccine-Site Bouncer
The city tried to build a COVID volunteer corps. The system wasn’t prepared for the demand.
intelligencer chats
intelligencer chats
The Political Costs of Ted Cruz’s Cancún Vacation
This scandal may do lasting damage to the Texas senator — but he’s got plenty of time to ride it out.
conservatism
conservatism
The $15 Minimum-Wage Debate Clarifies the Partisan Economic Divide
Republican “populists” oppose a $15 minimum wage because they stand for predatory small-business owners, not working people.
politics
politics
The New CPAC Makes the Old CPAC Look Like the #Resistance
Trump critics are out, election truthers are in.

Evidence that COVID survivors may only need one vaccine dose

For people who have had Covid-19, a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine is enough to provide robust protection from the coronavirus, according to two new studies from Britain that were published late Thursday in The Lancet, a prominent medical journal.


The studies, among the first fully vetted papers to weigh in on how to vaccinate people who have had Covid-19, added strong evidence to the case for giving just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine to people who already have antibodies against the virus.

pandemic
pandemic
Unions Aren’t the Obstacle to Reopening Schools
Teachers can’t wish away the consequences of underfunding public education.
biden administration
biden administration
Biden Approves U.S. Airstrikes on Iran-Backed Militias in Syria
The Pentagon claims the airstrikes were in retaliation for a prior strike on U.S. forces, and were not intended to escalate hostilities with Iran.
politics
politics
The House Has Passed the Equality Act
The bill, which has Biden’s support, prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
politics
politics
$15 Minimum Wage Is Dead for Now Thanks to One Unelected Official
Biden must decide whether to change the rules or change the subject.
gop
gop
Mitch McConnell Would ‘Absolutely’ Support Trump If He Were the 2024 Nominee
Once again, he backs the man who has physically mocked him, called on the party to replace him, and arguably cost him his Senate majority.
politics
politics
Republican Senators Haven’t Represented a Majority of Voters Since 1996
The anti-majoritarian nature of the Senate has helped Republicans block progress for many years.
politics
politics
De Blasio Calls for Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Cuomo
The mayor called the allegations “disturbing” and joined a bipartisan group of New York lawmakers demanding a probe.
neera tanden
neera tanden
Tanden’s Nomination Won’t Make or Break the Biden Presidency
Some Beltway pundits are inflating this story well beyond its significance.
voting rights
voting rights
Republicans Return to Old Voter-Suppression Playbook
Trump shifted the focus to phony vote-by-mail fraud claims, but Republicans tried to limit all kinds of voting pre-2020 — and they’re at it again.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Everything We Know About the Coronavirus Variant Spreading in New York City
Two new studies suggest that the variant B.1.526 detected in New York City could dampen the effectiveness of some vaccine candidates.

Jennifer Granholm has been confirmed as energy secretary

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be President Joe Biden’s energy secretary. The vote was 64-35.


Granholm, who served two terms as governor in a state dominated by the auto industry, will be a key player in Biden’s vision for a green economy as the United States fights to slow climate change.

politics
politics
‘You Only Let a Bully Go So Long’: Marie Newman Takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene
The Democrat explains why she planted a transgender pride flag across from Greene’s office, and says she finds her response “absolutely hysterical.”
the national interest
the national interest
The Republicans’ Long War to Roll Back the New Deal Is Finally Over
A decades-long quest quietly perishes.