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  1. today in eric adams
    The Celebrity Everyman at the Fruit StandMake that content!
  2. covid-19
    Where to Get Home COVID Tests and Why They’re So Hard to FindHere are all your current options, including where tests are in stock, insurance reimbursement, and how to get free tests from the government.
  3. politics
    Trump Thinks DeSantis Owes Him EverythingIf the Sunshine State ingrate aspires to a political destiny independent of Trump, the former president will give him the Brian Kemp treatment.
  4. announcements
    Introducing &c., a Newsletter by Jonathan ChaitIrregular musings from the center-left.
  5. the national interest
    Why Biden’s Losing Fight for Voting Rights Was Still the Best PlanYou can’t outorganize voter suppression without taking a stand.
  6. politics
    De Blasio Drops Bid for Governor Like It’s a Groundhog“I was not good with groundhogs at all. Probably should not have gone to the gym.”
  7. politics
    What Democrats Hope to Win by LosingThey still want to try to move forward on voting-rights legislation, but it’s hard to see past the brick wall of the filibuster.
  8. the national interest
    School Closures Were a Catastrophe. Progressives Still Haven’t Reckoned With It.If you don’t diagnose your error, you might repeat it.
  9. politics
    We Still Need Martin Luther King Jr.’s Aspirational PatriotismHe challenged Americans to live up to our values, not to boast of our own inherent greatness.
  10. hypocrisy
    Why Brits Are So Incredibly Angry at Boris JohnsonAmericans don’t understand the extremity of the COVID measures our prime minister gleefully ignored.
  11. today in eric adams
    Greasing the Civilian-to-Soldier PipelineHave we figured out Eric Adams’s plan?
  12. gerrymandering
    Another State Says to Hell With GerrymanderingAfter the Supreme Court punted on the issue, state constitutions like Ohio’s may hold the key to reform.
  13. politics
    The GOP Has Adopted an Anti-Voting-Rights Case It Once RejectedToday’s Republicans are using the same arguments southern Democrats once used to oppose the original Voting Rights Act.
  14. the national interest
    DeSantis 2024: If You Think Trump Was Too Honest and Sane About COVIDThe Florida governor sets up a contrast to Trump’s right on the pandemic.
  15. politics
    The Supreme Court Goes Anti-VaxxThe High Court’s overreach is as absurd as it is brazen.
  16. politics
    McConnell Dragged Into Twisted Trump-Graham DramaGraham’s threat to help oust McConnell is a bit confusing, unless you’ve been following the South Carolina senator’s bonkers friendship with Trump.
  17. the national interest
    RIP ‘No January 6 Sedition Charges,’ the Right’s Favorite Trump Defense“Let’s base our view on whether 1/6 was an ‘insurrection’ on whether those arrested are charged with insurrection.” Yes, let’s!
  18. the national interest
    The Filibuster Won’t Stop an Authoritarian PresidentSinema’s confused case for letting Republicans block voting rights.
  19. what??
    Come Again, Kamala?The vice-president offers some illuminating thoughts on COVID strategy.
  20. politics
    America Runs on Ben Affleck Not Running for CongressThe actor thought about launching a political career back in 2018. Mercifully, he’s only revealing this now.
  21. the national interest
    GOP Voting-Rights Opponents May Be Better Than Trumpists, But They’re Not GoodWhy Romney equates Biden’s voting-rights speech with Trumpism.
  22. vision 2024
    A Joe Biden–Liz Cheney 2024 Ticket Won’t Save AmericaThomas Friedman cites an Israeli precedent for his call for a coalition of national salvation. It’s not an apt comparison and probably wouldn’t work.
  23. power
    Matt Gaetz’s Ex-Girlfriend Has Reportedly TestifiedHis ex-girlfriend has reportedly testified in front of a grand jury, which likely spells trouble for the Florida Republican.
  24. take it to the bank
    Hillary Clinton Is Definitely Running in 2024**Correction: Hillary Clinton is not really running in 2024.
  25. politics
    The Sad, Unconvincing Case for Pence 2024Despite talk of Pence being the “shadow front-runner” for the GOP nomination, he still has no constituency for a presidential campaign.
  26. shock horror
    It’s Another Big Oh No for BoJoHow many lockdown parties did the embattled PM attend, exactly?
  27. politics
    A Plan to Fix the Electoral Count Act Is Taking ShapeWith more Trump-fueled mischief expected, a bipartisan group of senators is trying to head off future electoral coups.
  28. politics
    Eric Adams Scales Back Brother’s Role in NYPDBernard Adams, a former police sergeant, will serve as executive director of mayoral security, which comes with a $210,000 salary.
  29. politics
    Trump Lasts 9 Minutes on NPRThe former president lightly touted vaccines before hanging up amid questioning over his election lies.
  30. education
    We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About SchoolCritics of teachers and their unions are repeating attacks from the early pandemic, and not paying attention to the real culprits of the crisis.
  31. voting rights
    Biden Talks Loudly About Voting-Rights Bills, But Has No Big Stick to Enact ThemThe president’s Tuesday commitment to filibuster reform is welcome, but it may not matter if he cannot do something to sway Manchin and Sinema.
  32. 2022 midterms
    Larry Hogan and the Fantasy World of Moderate RepublicanismRepublicans are trying to talk Maryland governor Larry Hogan into a Senate run, but his brand of politics probably isn’t the party’s future.
  33. politics
    A Republican Got Locked Out of City Council for Not Revealing Her Vaxx Status“This isn’t Nazi Germany,” says Vickie Paladino.
  34. politics
    Who Is Biden’s Big Voting-Rights Speech in Georgia Really For?Spurring action on a stalled bill would be tricky enough, and that’s not all the president is trying to accomplish.
  35. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Falsely Says Senate Has Always Had the FilibusterThe filibuster was not in the Constitution.
  36. covid testing
    At-Home COVID Tests Will Be Covered by Insurance As of SaturdayBut rapid tests purchased up until that point will not be eligible for reimbursement.
  37. that happened
    Clay Aiken Predicted Trump’s 2016 WinAiken, who’s running for Congress again, once called himself a “dumbass” for defending Trump. But he was clear-eyed about the candidate’s appeal.
  38. unidentified aerial phenomena
    Pentagon’s New UFO Office Worries Some UfologistsThey’re skeptical the Defense Department will share what it learns about unidentified aerial phenomena.
  39. 2022 midterms
    Will This Be the Year Senator Ron Johnson’s Luck Runs Out?He’s a loud-and-proud yahoo running for reelection in a battleground state, but that doesn’t guarantee he’ll be an easy target for Democrats.
  40. january 6
    What Will It Take to Stop a 2024 Election Coup?A warning from election-law expert Rick Hasen suggests options for stopping state legislatures from stealing electoral votes may be limited.
  41. politics
    Adams Taps Ex-Cop Implicated in Bribery Scandal to Serve in City HallBanks was previously named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal corruption investigation.
  42. election 2022
    Vax Daddy Is Totally Serious About HousingHuge Ma is challenging a 37-year incumbent to represent Queens in the Assembly.
  43. abortion
    Fire That Destroyed Knoxville Planned Parenthood Ruled ArsonThe health-care center was deliberately burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve, investigators say.
  44. politics
    Why Biden Finally Went After Trump on January 6It was a no-brainer for a commemoration of the insurrection Trump incited, but the bigger question is whether Biden keeps at it.
  45. the national interest
    Ted Cruz Begs Carlson’s Forgiveness for Being Mean to Violent InsurrectionistsCruz traded one of his few remaining scraps of dignity for a kind word on Fox News on Thursday night.
  46. january 6
    Newt Gingrich Tries and Fails to Use Lincoln to Attack BidenThe former Speaker’s description of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address as a “unity” speech suggests he hasn’t read it in a while.
  47. january 6
    There Are Still Confederates in the U.S. CapitolEven as Joe Biden noted with horror January 6 insurrectionists carrying rebel flags, he was surrounded by images of Confederate leaders and officers.
  48. lip bite
    Nancy Pelosi and Hamilton Commemorate January 6 by Posting CringeDear Lin-Manuel Miranda, what to say to you?
  49. politics
    Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Speak for the GOP on January 6Establishment Republicans stay away, leaving the MAGA fringe to play.
  50. never stop never trumping
    Don’t Worry, Former Trump Aides Are Still Trying to ‘Stop’ HimStephanie Grisham says the resistance inside the (former) Trump administration is working on a plan. This will surely work.
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