Bill Kristol on new polling, which suggests it’s growing likely Republicans will retake the House in 2022.
Leading The Bulwark…
WILLIAM KRISTOL: New polling suggests it’s growing likely Republicans will retake the House in 2022.
🎧 On the Pods… 🎧
Amanda Carpenter on Gaslighting and the Big Lie
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Kevin McCarthy’s hot mess and why we should be optimistic when everything seems so dumb.
BGTH: Jon Finkel on 1996's sports movies and athletes on sports cinema
This week Sonny is joined by Jon Finkel, author of 1996: A Biography: Reliving the Legend-Packed, Dynasty-Stacked, Most Iconic Sports Year Ever.
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MORNING SHOTS: A "Not Crazy" Party? 🔐
CHARLIE SYKES on a Manifesto for American Renewal.
TRIAD: Inflation Is Dangerous in More Ways Than One 🔐
JONATHAN V. LAST: The CPI numbers are a real concern.
From The Bulwark Aggregator…
House Democrats are ‘betting the ranch’ on economic recovery – Kirk A. Bado, National Journal
Experts Paint Grim Picture for NRA After Bankruptcy Gamble Goes Bust – Stephen Gutowski, The Reload
The Totally Preventable Death of a Brooklyn Icon – Michael Daly, The Daily Beast
Palm Beach planning for possibility of Trump indictment: report – Joseph Choi, The Hill
Colonial Pipeline restarts after hack, but supply chain won’t return to normal for a few days – Pippa Stevens, CNBC
The Teeny, Tiny Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill – Megan Molteni, WIRED
In Today’s Bulwark...
Not My Party: Liz Cheney Unchained
TIM MILLER: Switching from Cheney to Stefanik is pure nihilism.
What Becomes of the Afghans?
MATT JOHNSON: Biden used to profess concern for human rights in Afghanistan. His drastic withdrawal policy suggests otherwise.
Military Officers Should Stay Out of Politics
JIM GOLBY: If retired officers have a point to make, they should rely on facts and logic to be persuasive—not their ranks.
I don’t know much about the House storage spaces, but the ones in the Senate are like prison cells. Who would want to live like this? Couldn’t he have just slept in dad’s office? As President Bush said after Trump’s inaugural speech: “That was some weird shit.” So is this.
Speaking of weird shit. This NYT story about the plot to discredit H.R. McMaster is bonkers.
Let’s keep keeping it weird.
So nice of Rep. McCarthy to dress up to #BackTheBlue…
What is the cost of lies? It's not that we'll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all. What can we do then? What else is left but to abandon even the hope of truth and content ourselves instead with stories? In these stories, it doesn't matter who the heroes are. All we want to know is: "Who is to blame?"
That’s where we are right now.
The J.D. Vance experiment is off to a great start… Buckeyes love Michigan. They really do.
That’s it for me for today. We’ll see you tonight on TNB! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to sound off.
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