Leading The Bulwark…
LINDA CHAVEZ: If a grand bargain is impossible, a series of discrete steps might be almost as good.
🎧 On the Pods… 🎧
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Frum joins Charlie Sykes to talk about why Tucker Carlson is a phony, COVID-19 and risk, Liz Cheney, the GOP and moving on from Trumpism, and why the ever-changing loyalty tests aren’t going to stop any time soon.
David French helps the panel diagnose the GOP's sickness. The group also talks about voter ID and the Biden daycare plan.
For Bulwark+ Members… 🔐
MORNING SHOTS: Hackery, Sophistry, and Cant 🔓
CHARLIE SYKES on who had the worst takes on Liz Cheney,
THE TRIAD: The Newsletter of Newsletters 🔐
JVL on some newsletters you should really check out.
SECRET POD: The Ballad of Liz Cheney 🔐
Better to keep your head down and stay in the game? Or to stand up for the truth, whatever the cost?
TNB: Lizapalooza! 🔐
Amanda, Bill, Mona, and Tim discuss: Liz Cheney and Elise Stefanik, the House GOP, Fox and COVID nuttery, and Facebook and Donald Trump.
From The Bulwark Aggregator…
In Today’s Bulwark...
KEITH OSMUN: Fiction featuring ‘replacement theory’ has given the racist ideology new life.
BURDETT A. LOOMIS AND MARC C. JOHNSON: If you want to see the next version of the GOP, look at the states where it dominates the legislatures.
SONNY BUNCH wonders: what are YOU looking for from theaters as we return to them?
Remember when Republicans thought cake bakers should get an exemption of conscience? I do. But now, Wyoming is arming up to sue other states if they stop using coal. Seriously.
Well, well, well, if it weren’t the consequences of my own actions…
I never thought the Leopards would eat my face!
Many people are saying… Which people, Newsmax? Oh, the media? Aces.
Eventually, Psaki ran out of patience. As Joe Biden would say, “God Love her.”
Solidarity, baby! Good for the staff of Washingtonian, whose owner penned an ill-advised op-ed in the Post about returning to post-pandemic life. I understand some of the owner’s points. There’s a reason we don’t have a Bulwark internship program: it’s hard to mentor somebody if everyone mostly works remotely. I ran the TWS internship program and it can be very rewarding. (It can also be very frustrating.) But you’d think that Washingtonian’s owner would have learned from the cautionary tale of Ben Domenech, whose dumb “joke” cost a lot of time, effort, and money to play down.
Are you smarter than a sixth grader?
America was already great. This story will make your Friday.
Do you live in South Carolina? Have Mother’s Day plans? You can spend it with Lin Wood and the MyPillow Guy. If you’re into that.
Who could have predicted it?
That’s it for me for today. We’ll see you back here Monday. I’m freezing up some home made White Castle sliders for a family Crave Fest. Drop me a line if you need to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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