Biden Moves to Strengthen Voting
Kim Wehle on why there’s only so much a president can do acting alone.
Leading The Bulwark…
Biden Moves to Strengthen Voting
KIMBERLY WEHLE: The executive order he issued over the weekend is admirable—but there’s only so much a president can do acting alone.
🎧 On the Pods… 🎧
Tim O'Brien on Donald Trump and His Legal Future
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bloomberg’s Tim O’Brien joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Donald Trump’s fiscal and legal future, now that he is a private citizen.
ATMA: 'Coming 2 America' Reviewed! Plus: What's the Deal with the Royals?
On this week’s episode, Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) fills in Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark) and Peter Suderman (Reason) about the whole to-do over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s and their interview with Oprah. And the gang reviews Coming 2 America! Is it an exciting new adventure or a stale old rehash?
For Bulwark+ Members…
An H.R. 1 Symposium 🔐
CHARLIE SYKES: What’s wrong with H.R. 1?
JONATHAN V. LAST: H.R. 1 H8ers
ATMA BONUS EPISODE: Recommended Viewing: What to Watch for International Women's Day! 🔐
Sure, International Women’s Day was yesterday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it today! (Look, podcasting schedules are a real pain, okay, give us a break.) Alyssa, Peter, and Sonny have some recommendations for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
From The Bulwark Aggregator…
The Internet Doesn’t Have to Be Awful – Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev, The Atlantic
Biden Picks for DOJ Posts Vow Urgent Action After Capitol Riot – Chris Strohm, Bloomberg Businessweek
Gab, a haven for pro-Trump conspiracy theories, has been hacked again – Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
The Pandemic Can’t End While Wealthy Nations Hoard Shots – Maryn McKenna, Wired
From the White House to the dog house: Biden’s pooches sent home after ‘biting incident’ – Agence France-Presse
Meteor explodes over Vermont with the force of 440 pounds of TNT – Rafi Letzler, Live Science
In Today’s Bulwark...
COVID-19’s Big Fat Non-Surprise
MONA CHAREN: Tip-toeing around the linkage of coronavirus mortality and obesity doesn’t do anyone any favors.
Reversing Trump’s Assault on Legal Immigration
RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON: The Biden administration’s enormous post-Trump, post-Stephen Miller challenge.
Directly into my veins… This Bloomberg item is an infuriating read. “How Unfair Property Taxes Keep Black Families From Gaining Wealth.” I don’t want to spoil a word of it for you. Read the whole damn thing.
Oh my… “We got emails that show how one DHS office reacted to the January 6th insurrection in real time.” CREW has some damning stuff. They deliver receipts, and DHS dropped the ball. Big time.
For all you Seussians… Guess what? The internet delivers. You can read (and print) your favorite “banned” books.
Speaking of Seuss…
This is next level stupidity, but Erickson is probably not wrong about conservative voters wanting to punish Democrats for something that had nothing to do with government. Rather, an estate and a publisher. But why encourage it? Yes, voters can be really dim. But once you realize that, shouldn’t one use their position to guide them to a better place? Perhaps that’s just me.
I am happy whenever people find God, but consummate trolls who, like Milo, are evil rarely do. I guess we’ll see.
Can I please be a victim of cancel culture? Pretty please?
Maybe the joke was a bad idea, Josh.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. I’m just glad this guy doesn’t have any role in our government anymore.
Trump truly hires the best people.
Get ready! Our livestream this week features: Charlie, Amanda, Mona, and Tim Miller, and they’ll hash out the week in Biden World.
But you can only watch if you’re a member of Bulwark+.
Not a member?
Already a member, but looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member who might appreciate what we’re up to? We’ve got you covered:
Drop me a note if you have any questions, thoughts, etc: firstname.lastname@example.org.