THE FEED
politics
politics
Madison Cawthorn Once Said He Was ‘Always’ Armed With Knife
Last week, the congressman claimed ignorance about the allegation he brought a knife into a school. In January, he said he always had one on him.
books
books
The Banality of Bonkers
Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book on the transition of power from Trump to Biden offers plenty of new details but little surprise.
the sports section
the sports section
The 2021 Mets Season As Told Through 15 Steve Cohen Tweets
The team’s owner has learned in public that rebuilding a benighted franchise isn’t so easy.
politics
politics
Protest Over Capitol Riot Arrests a Nonevent
Media and police far outnumbered actual protesters on the National Mall on Saturday.
elections of 2021
elections of 2021
Republicans Now Eager to Spin the Election in Virginia
After the California recall didn’t go so well for Republicans, their focus is on wealthy Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin.
pandemic
pandemic
‘I Did Not Want My Children to Be Home Again’
After more than a year of Zoom school, NYC kids returned to classrooms, much to the relief of parents and teachers.
crime
crime
Robert Durst Found Guilty of Murdering Friend
The real-estate heir was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Susan Berman in 2000 in an attempt to conceal how he had murdered his wife.
booster shots
booster shots
FDA Panel Recommends Booster Shots for Those 65 and Over, But Not Everyone
The panel’s vote against authorizing third shots of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for those 16 and over may derail the Biden administration’s booster plan.
afghanistan
afghanistan
U.S. Admits Deadly Kabul Drone Strike Was ‘Horrible Mistake’
The air strike killed ten civilians, including seven children — not an ISIS-K car bomber.
california dreaming
california dreaming
Post-Recall, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Next Big Win Is Against NIMBYs
California also says “no” to single-family-only zoning.
politics
politics
Should Democrats Gamble on Immigration Reform in 2021?
If the parliamentarian lets Democrats put immigration reform in the reconciliation bill, they’ll have to choose between principle and midterm fears.
politics
politics
Republican Trump Critic Quits Congress As Cult of January 6 Grows
Trump is changing the Republican narrative of the Capitol Riot from an outrage in which he was a bystander to a patriotic triumph.
infrastructure
infrastructure
Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s Waters
A crappy side effect of all this rain.
the national interest
the national interest
Centrist Democrats Won’t Even Let Biden Crack Down on Tax Cheats
The Democratic agenda is getting eaten alive by lobbyists.
explainer
explainer
Will America Finally Get National Paid Family Leave?
What to expect when you’re expecting the U.S. Congress to pass a paid family-leave law in 2021.
pandemic
pandemic
When School Is Back, But School Buses Aren’t
A pandemic shortage of drivers forces parents to pick up the slack.
joe biden
joe biden
Can Joe Biden Build Back a Better Approval Rating?
The president’s poll numbers are getting ugly.
the 99 percent
the 99 percent
Occupy Wall Street Changed Everything
Ten years later, the legacy of Zuccotti Park has never been clearer.
trump administration
trump administration
Lawyer Indicted in Durham Probe on the Beginnings of Trump-Russia Investigation
One charge of lying to the FBI could mark an underwhelming end to an inquiry looking for misconduct among officials investigating Trump.
polls
polls
Why a Troubled Polling Industry Whiffed on the California Recall
Big 2020 polling errors nationwide were followed by big 2021 polling errors in California — but in the opposite direction.
the money game
the money game
A Very, Very Crypto Insider-Trading Scandal
Did an executive at the world’s largest NFT marketplace front-run his customers?
politics
politics
The Right-Wing Divisions Over Texas’s Abortion Law
Not everyone who advocates for strict abortion laws is thrilled. But eventually, everyone in the movement might get what they want.
politics
politics
Democrats Won the California Recall, But There Are Warning Signs for Midterms
Newsom matched Biden’s 2020 performance, but their party needs to do even better to claw back desperately needed House seats.
crime
crime
South Carolina Police to Re-Investigate Death of Alex Murdaugh’s Housekeeper
Murdaugh recently surrendered to South Carolina authorities for staging his own killing as part of an insurance-fraud scheme.
misinformation
misinformation
White House to Talk With Minaj About Cousin’s Friend’s Balls
For science, of course.