1. explainer
    What We Know About the Colonial Pipeline ShutdownThe pipeline is now flowing as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, though the company says it will take several days for supply to return to normal.
  2. intelligencer chats
    How Long Can Trump’s GOP Stranglehold Last?The midterms will be a test of whether Republican allegiance to the ex-president is worth it.
  3. crime
    What Happens Next After the Derek Chauvin VerdictA judge ruled that there were several aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, which could mean a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin.
  4. politics
    Andrew Yang Attempts to Clean Up Controversy Over Pro-Israel TweetAfter drawing condemnation from the left and praise from some Republicans, the NYC mayoral candidate said his initial tweet was “overly simplistic.”
  5. politics
    Liz Cheney Meets Her Fate in a Capitol BasementThe scene from a Republican purge.
  6. the national interest
    House Republicans Purge Liz Cheney and Join Trump’s War on DemocracyCheney asked her party to choose sides on authoritarianism. They have.
  7. media
    Inside the Nasty Battle Between Tech and JournalismSilicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can’t code.” Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems.
  8. politics
    U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.American security and defense firms are capitalizing on the withdrawal, moving in with hundreds of new jobs.
  9. immigration
    Unaccompanied Child Migrant Arrivals Decreased in AprilAs the Biden administration works to relocate kids out of CBP tents, the number of minors arriving without parents decreased by 9 percent last month.
  10. politics
    The Return of the Welfare Queen MythBiden shouldn’t give in to old right-wing smears of the poor.
  11. nyc mayoral race
    If Only Mayoral Candidates Set Brooklyn Home PricesShaun Donovan and Ray McGuire guessed that the median price of a home in Brooklyn is $100k or less. That’s a lovely thought, but it’s also very wrong.
  12. nyc mayoral race
    All the Endorsements in the NYC Mayoral RaceWith the June 22 primary approaching, Democratic mayoral candidates are racking up endorsements from politicians, organizations, and celebrities.
  13. 2021 elections
    MAGA + Money Wins Virginia’s GOP Gubernatorial Race“Christian outsider businessman” Glenn Youngkin has the dough to keep things interesting against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
  14. the national interest
    Liz Cheney’s Liberal Critics Are Missing the PointSupporting democracy is not just one issue.
  15. games
    States Are Starting to Fix the NCAA — For the Wrong ReasonsCompetition, not morality, is driving legislation that allows college athletes to make some money.
  16. encounter
    Litquidity Capital Is the Meme King of Wall StreetTalking to the anonymous banker chronicling our weird, get-rich-quick economy.
  17. nyc mayoral race
    New York Newspapers Weigh In With Endorsements for MayorMeanwhile, Andrew Yang courts controversy again among progressives.
  18. nyc mayoral race
    What We Know About the Scott Stringer Sexual-Assault AllegationLobbyist Jean Kim has accused Stringer of sexual assault and harassment. He’s denied her claim, but has lost key endorsements in NYC’s mayoral race.
  19. the city politic
    Andrew Yang’s Insider CampaignHow has a former CEO of 100 employees become the front-runner to govern a city of 9 million? Not simply by being a celebrity and excellent campaigner.
  20. coronavirus stimulus
    GOP Governors End COVID Unemployment Benefits to Make People Go Back to WorkSouth Carolina governor Henry McMaster has opted out of federal payments because they are often “greater than the worker’s previous paychecks.”
  21. rip
    The Obama Family’s First Dog, Bo, Has DiedThe Obamas’ beloved Portuguese water dog, who became a White House celebrity in his own right, was 12.
  22. the national interest
    Elizabeth Warren’s Book Shows She Has No Idea Why Her Campaign FailedPersist is an account of a campaign bubble that doesn’t know it was in a bubble.
  23. political animals
    How the White House Polices Language in WashingtonIncluding the president’s.
  24. politics
    Tish James Wants In on Jacob Wohl Election Robocall SuitNew York’s AG moved to join a federal suit over Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman’s alleged voter-suppression plot, seeking fines of $2.75 million.
  25. the national interest
    When Trump’s Next Coup Happens, the Republican Party Will Fully Support ItThe Cheney debate shows the party elite has made up its mind.
  26. politics
    DeSantis Signs Voting Restrictions Into Law in Fox News ‘Exclusive’The Florida governor turned the enactment of yet another restrictive Republican voting measure into a segment on Fox & Friends.
  27. politics
    New Survey Finds Republicans More Eager to Get VaccinatedEnthusiasm has plateaued, but there are positive developments in the rush to inoculate the country, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
  28. intelligencer chats
    Can Biden’s Low-Key Strategy Work Forever?His executive branch has seemed almost invisible at times — a stark contrast to his predecessor’s.
  29. politics
    The Sexist Backlash to Universal Day CareWomen left the workforce. The right wants to keep it that way.
  30. the national interest
    Liz Cheney Wants to Save American Democracy From Trump’s Next CoupA Republican who seems to have read How Democracies Die.
  31. covid-19
    The Families Torn Apart By Vaccine PoliticsTheir loved ones turned anti-vaxx. Then everyone turned on each other.
  32. the national interest
    There’s an Extremely Stupid Reason Congress Doesn’t Want a Good IRSBiden wants to catch tax cheats, but can’t use the revenue.
  33. social media
    Trump’s Facebook Ban Upheld by Oversight BoardTrump won’t be allowed back on the platform for now, but the board said Facebook must review its “standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”
  34. american rescue plan
    Ideology Is Still at Heart of the Red-State Refusal to Expand MedicaidTwelve states still refuse generous Medicaid expansion incentives. The excuse that it’s about money no longer applies, thanks to the latest stimulus.
  35. redistricting
    State-Legislative Redistricting Is a Big Deal, TooWhile most people focus on congressional redistricting, the state-legislative-redistricting process is where Republicans may perpetuate their power.
  36. the national interest
    Republicans Are Purging Liz Cheney for Opposing Trump’s InsurrectionThe anti-Trump revolt ended, and now the Trumpists are shooting the prisoners.
  37. gavin newsom recall
    California Democrats Debate Anti-Recall StrategyFor the moment, Democrats will continue to treat the recall effort as MAGA partisanship disguised as concern over Newsom’s policies and conduct.
  38. politics
    Whatever Happened to ‘the Clinton Kid’?The curious reappearance of the man at the heart of a mostly forgotten conspiracy theory.
  39. vision 2024
    Mike Pence Trudges Towards 2024After his breach with Trump, is the former vice president really anything more than another Dan Quayle?
  40. politics
    What Comes After Trickle-Down Economics?If Biden really wants to get beyond the neoliberal consensus, he needs the left.
  41. immigration
    Biden Administration Begins Migrant-Family ReunificationsFour parents separated from their children will be let into the U.S. this week as DHS takes its first steps to address fallout from the Trump policy.
  42. maga
    Trump’s GOP Enemies Try 3 Strategies for SurvivalPaul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and Brian Kemp exhibit different ways Republican politicians are dealing with the Boss’s disdain.
  43. nyc mayoral race
    Stringer Hemorrhages Endorsements After Sexual Assault AllegationThe foundation of his campaign crumbled days after a woman accused him of misconduct while they worked together 20 years ago.
  44. the national interest
    Giuliani Proves Republicans Think Russian Collusion Is FineThe latest strange turn in the “Russia collusion hoax.”
  45. democracy
    Trump’s Delegitimization of Democracy Isn’t Wearing OffIt remains unclear when — or if — Republicans will begin to accept electoral defeat again.
  46. politics
    Biden Cancels Military-Funded Construction of Border WallThe DHS also says it will repair flood levees and soil erosion caused by Trump’s wall-construction efforts.
  47. 2021 elections
    Virginia GOP’s Gubernatorial Contest Is a Trumpian MessAn “unassembled” convention has spurred threats of a lawsuit from MAGA candidate Amanda Chase, who could also doom the whole ticket.
  48. cat politics
    White House Cat Imminent, Bidens SayDespite a White House official warning that the cat will “break the internet,” the First Family is moving forward with the additional pet.
  49. the national interest
    Trump Obsessively Monitoring Election Recount by Cyber NinjasThe Cyber Ninjas are not inspiring confidence, though.
  50. maga
    Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Hit Road to Needlessly Rally MAGA BaseThe bad boy and bad girl of right-wing extremism are pairing up for a series of rallies to keep the movement humming pending Trump’s vengeful return.
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