All the President’s Historians
Daniel Gullotta on Joe Biden's relationship with historian Jon Meacham.
Leading The Bulwark…
All the President’s Historians
DANIEL N. GULLOTTA: Joe Biden has met with scholars to discuss his presidency and likely legacy—but what are we to make of his special relationship with historian Jon Meacham?
🎧 On the Pods… 🎧
Olivier Knox on Biden's Challenges, Boehner, and Trump
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Olivier Knox joins Charlie Sykes to discuss fake vaccine cards, mask and vaccine hesitance, the Chauvin verdict, Joe Biden’s challenges, and John Boehner’s book and Donald Trump.
ATMA: Should the Oscars Ditch Political Speeches?
Plus: Who should win the major awards? Who WILL win the major awards?
For Bulwark+ Members… 🔐
MORNING SHOTS: A Nation on Edge 🔐
CHARLIE SYKES: Is Maxine Waters really more dangerous than Trump?
THE TRIAD: Missing Walter Mondale 🔓
JVL: A politician from a different age goes home.
ATMA: The Best Best Picture Nominees of the Last Decade 🔐
On this special members-only episode of Across the Movie Aisle, Sonny, Peter, and Alyssa answer a pressing question: what are the best best picture nominees of the last decade?
From The Bulwark Aggregator…
Democrats play ‘moneyball’ for long-term success – Charlie Cook, National Journal
Tucker Carlson shows what mass-marketed racism looks like – Michael Gerson, The Washington Post
Capitol Police officer’s ‘natural’ death to remain classified as in the line of duty – Chris Marquette, Roll Call
Mondale lost the presidency but permanently changed the office of vice presidency – Dan Balz, The Washington Post
‘It’s almost like insanity’: GOP base continues to lash out over Trump’s defeat – David Siders, Politico
What ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Author J.D. Vance Is Really Saying About Jews, and Why It Matters – Noah Berlatsky, Haaretz
Prank Caller Dupes MyPillow Guy Into Thinking Trump’s Calling Him – Justin Baragona, The Daily Beast
In Today’s Bulwark...
The Visceral Reality of America’s Daily Mass Shootings
BRIAN KAREM: Twenty-two years after Columbine, mass killings are an everyday occurrence—and the public is still waiting for lawmakers to act.
An Interview with Two Afghan Mayors About the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
ANN MARLOWE: The mayors of Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif explain what the American pullout means for Afghans.
We the jury, find the defendant… Guilty on all three counts.
Stay off of social media for the rest of the day. You’re about to see a parade of horribles, a sea of stupidity, and, on the right, anti-anti-Chauvinism.
The secrets of the F-14 Tomcat. Our friend and occasional contributor Ward Carroll takes you on a tour of his former office, a Navy F-14.
D.C.’s least-favorite airport gate meets its maker.
I never had anything against Reagan’s 35X.
Matt Schlapp is turning into a Michael Moore parody. Seriously.
Fox News’s “strange new respect” for Naomi Wolf. Who is, let’s just say, really, really out there. Check this out.
Thoughts & Prayers. The Motor City Madman has COVID-19, and while I do hope he recovers, he’s said some really dumb stuff about COVID. Including questioning why there were no lockdowns for “COVID one through 18.”
The Amish are shunning the vaccine. A new addition to the Ordnung?
Thursday Night Bulwark is coming! Put it down on your calendar for 8pm Eastern. This week, it’s Charlie Sykes, Amanda Carpenter, Sarah Longwell, and JVL.
That’s it for me for today. I’m about to fire up some CanCooker goulash for the kiddos. But let’s be honest, they’ll probably reject it and we’ll end up with one of the usual suspects instead. At least I’ll have a pre-made lunch for a few days.
See you tomorrow. Drop me a line at: email@example.com if you have any questions, observations, or concerns.
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