1. environment
    Biden Admin Rescinds Trump Rule Allowing ‘Industry to Kill Birds With Impunity’The Department of the Interior has undone a Trump-era rule which gutted protections for migratory birds killed by energy companies.
  2. california
    Newsom Recall Drive Nears the Finish LineCalifornia Republicans will likely force a 2021 recall election with some help from COVID-19. Actually removing a Democratic governor won’t be easy.
  3. politics
    Fifth Republican Senator Won’t Seek Reelection in 2022Roy Blunt of Missouri will retire, leaving Democrats another open seat to try and pick off.
  4. scandals
    Everyone Who Has Called for Governor Cuomo to ResignAs the scandal over COVID policies is compounded by harassment allegations, a growing number of elected officials say he must resign or be impeached.
  5. covid-19 stimulus
    The Four-Year Swing That Saved America’s Safety NetBiden’s COVID stimulus bill is even more impressive when you remember the assault on poor people Republicans failed to enact in 2017.
  6. public health
    Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather Unmasked, CDC SaysThe federal agency says fully vaccinated people can indulge in perks like spending time unmasked with low-risk or other vaccinated individuals.
  7. politics
    Prominent Democrats Call for Cuomo to ResignAs a raft of officials called for his ouster, Cuomo labeled the idea of quitting over harassment allegations “anti-Democratic.”
  8. politics
    More Former Aides Allege Misconduct by CuomoTwo more women have come forward publicly to describe distressing encounters with Cuomo, while other staffers say he fostered a toxic workplace.
  9. stimulus checks
    Will We Get a Third Round of Stimulus Checks?The House will vote on Tuesday on the $1.9 trillion stimulus that passed the Senate. If all goes well, the president should sign the bill by March 14.
  10. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Says He Might Reform the Filibuster and Save American DemocracyDeciphering the most important policy statement of the year.
  11. politics
    No One Likes Marjorie Taylor Greene, But Can Anyone Stop Her?Democrats and Republicans may agree on something after all.
  12. covid-19 stimulus
    The COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Can Help Biden Transform PoliticsSome white working-class voters just want to see that government works for them, too. The relief bill could bring them back to the Democratic Party.
  13. politics
    Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-Relief Package: Live UpdatesAfter more than 24 hours of delays, the Senate finally passed the American Rescue Plan on Saturday afternoon in a 50-49 vote.
  14. gridlock
    Today’s Gridlock Is Like a 19th-Century NightmareWe’re experiencing the instability and close partisan competition of the Gilded Age along with the big differences and fury of the 1850s.
  15. the national interest
    How Never Trumpers Are Becoming Pro-Democracy RepublicansRepublicans who left the party over Trump are staying away over authoritarianism.
  16. covid-19 stimulus
    What Will Parents Get From the COVID-19 Relief Bill?Between a third stimulus check and enhanced child tax credits, low-to-moderate-income parents would get a lot of help — though it could be temporary.
  17. the national interest
    Neanderthals Were Smarter Than Anti-Mask RepublicansThe right is angry, but Biden was probably too kind to Greg Abbott.
  18. vaccines
    Vaccine Hesitancy Is Falling, According to a New PollThe number of people who say they want a shot (or have already gotten one) has jumped way up.
  19. covid-19 stimulus
    Senate Likely to Vote on COVID-19 Stimulus Package This WeekendDemocrats are already accepting changes in the bill to preempt Republican amendments, and Sanders’s minimum wage bid has already been defeated.
  20. politics
    Democrats Shouldn’t Count On a ‘Morning In America Midterm’Midterms are different from presidential elections, and 1984 isn’t 2022.
  21. politics
    Adam Kinzinger’s Bold Prediction: Trump Will Fade AwayThe Republican congressman tries to save his party and himself.
  22. andrew cuomo
    Cuomo Aides Allegedly Altered Report on Nursing-Home Deaths to Hide Real TollThe new details on the governor’s manipulation of nursing-home deaths reveals a more extensive effort to hide the data than what was already known.
  23. insurrection
    Feds Investigate Communications Between Lawmakers and Capitol Rioters: ReportThe probe into the insurrection is moving on from rounding up more obvious suspects to determining how the attack was coordinated.
  24. politics
    Ron Johnson Makes Senate Read 600-Page COVID Relief Bill AloudThe Wisconsin Republican said his aim is to “educate the public,” but Democrat Tim Kaine countered that it’s a maneuver “designed to annoy everyone.”
  25. the national interest
    Why Glenn Greenwald Says Tucker Carlson Is a True SocialistIt’s a (National Socialist German) workers’ party now.
  26. revenge
    Trump’s Plan to Oust Murkowski May be Foiled by Long FlightThis is when a Twitter account would really come in handy.
  27. politics
    Louis DeJoy Is Killing ItWhile Biden dithers, Trump’s minion wrecks the postal service.
  28. politics
    Will Democrats Act Like the Party of Voting Rights or Not?The conservative Supreme Court and GOP are set to do even more damage unless they’re stopped.
  29. politics
    Give Biden a BreakThe left and the media have lost perspective. He’s soon going to sign an enormous, progressive stimulus bill and get his Cabinet confirmed.
  30. trump taxes
    Criminal Investigation Into Trump Org Aimed at ‘Flipping’ Longtime CFO: ReportThe ex-president who speaks like a mob boss is reportedly being investigated like one.
  31. qanon
    House Cancels Thursday Session After Warning of ‘Possible’ Militia AttackAfter Capitol Police told lawmakers of a potential attack on the complex by Trump supporters, the House wrapped up a Thursday vote on Wednesday night.
  32. coronavirus
    Can Businesses Require Masks After States Lift Their Mandates?The end of most pandemic restrictions in Texas and Mississippi predict the challenges all states will face as reopening occurs this year.
  33. politics
    Will Trump Dump Pence If He Runs in 2024?There are reports Trump won’t forgive Pence his one moment of independence. A fresh start could also give us the spectacle of a Trump-Trump ticket.
  34. Ronny Jackson Harassed Staff, Drank on Duty As White House Doctor, Report FindsJackson, who is now a Republican congressman, denied the scathing findings in the Pentagon inspector general’s report.
  35. stimulus checks
    Moderate Democrats Strip Stimulus Checks From 12 Million Voters for No ReasonBy narrowing eligibility for COVID relief payments, Senate Democrats will save a negligible amount of money at a high political cost.
  36. the national interest
    I Read Mike Pence’s Blueprint for Permanent Authoritarian RuleChange the voting rules so mobs aren’t needed again.
  37. politics
    Cuomo Says He’s ‘Embarrassed’ About Sexual-Harassment Claims, But Won’t ResignThe governor apologized again for making people “feel uncomfortable” but insisted he “never touched anyone inappropriately.”
  38. the national interest
    Zero COVID Risk Is the Wrong StandardThe fallacy of complete safety.
  39. 2020 hindsight
    David Shor on Why Trump Was Good for the GOP — and How Dems Can Win in 2022The data scientist shares his latest theories on why Democrats lost Hispanic support in 2020 and what the party must do to avoid disaster in 2022.
  40. politics
    Biden to Pull Neera Tanden’s NominationUndone by mean tweets.
  41. obits
    From Fighting Racism to Playing the Power Game, Vernon Jordan Was Hard to BeatHe was the living link between the civil-rights movement and political and corporate elites for decades.
  42. the national interest
    Mitt Romney’s Former Aide Thinks He’s Gone Soft on the PoorWe handle problems all the time without dealing with their root causes.
  43. downfalls
    Cuomo’s Biggest Political Problem? ‘Everybody Hates Him.’Even the governor’s allies concede that — with his political life in the balance — his usual tricks and tactics aren’t working.
  44. games
    The Athletes Have More to SayAthlete activism is the new normal — and organizations like LeBron James’s More Than a Vote are here to stay.
  45. politics
    Cuomo Accused by Third Woman, Who Says He Grabbed and Kissed HerAnna Ruch says the governor put his hand on her bare lower back, then grabbed her cheeks and asked to kiss her at a 2019 wedding.
  46. covid-19 vaccine
    Catholic Archdiocese Bans COVID Vaccine Over Tenuous Link to AbortionThe ruling would be right at home in the Middle Ages.
  47. the city politic
    ‘It Sickened Me’: De Blasio Rips Cuomo Over Sexual-Harassment ClaimsThe mayor accused Cuomo of “letting himself off the hook” in his response to the scandal and suggested he should resign if the allegations are true.
  48. mike pence
    Is Mike Pence Finished in MAGA-Land?It seems four years of toadying to Trump aren’t enough to overcome his “betrayal” on January 6.
  49. politics
    Biden’s Pro-Union Message to Amazon Workers Is a Big DealIn an unprecedented move, the president told workers they have the right to organize.
  50. cpac
    Trump’s CPAC Blast From the PastThe ex-president’s big return seemed like an alternate reality where the Capitol riot never happened.
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