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TweetDeck : Also, worth looking at this map. The red-blue divide would be even more lopsided if we were talking about $11 or $12, since states like Virginia are at/or heading for $12 already.

iPhone : CHAOS UNDER HEAVEN by Josh Rogin reveals an administration at war with itself during perhaps our most urgent hour. Read the first excerpt here: wapo.st/3bfWdKY

Grab your copy: bit.ly/3uWKQPC

Twitter for iPad : In #Russia, the government plans to increase spending on RT, Sputnik news & РИА Новости, Kremlins #propaganda outlets, by some 50%, with government spending rising to $2.85 billion for 2021-24.

itsmycity.ru/2021-03-03/vla…

Twitter Web App : Heres an Arabic translation from my friend @DaoudKuttab of my column this morning on the Khashoggi Ban. موقع عمان نت | أمريكا سترفض تأشيرات دخ يعتدي على صحفيين ونشطاء في العالم ammannet.net/%D8%A3%D8%AE%D…

Twitter Web App : The SCts oral argument in the voting rights cases featured 3 justices -- Roberts, Kavanaugh, and Barrett -- apparently casting about for a legal standard that would help states but not too much. I discussed w/ Jessica Levinson, and our conversation is at patreon.com/talkingfeds

iPhone : Wondering when the governors of Texas and Mississippi are planning to lift seat belt laws and speed limits. Also stop signs, school vaccination requirements, etc. Neanderthal is too kind a term for this irresponsible move.

Twitter Web App : Along with other former hostages, current and former hostage families, and leading hostage advocates Ill be participating in Hostage Aid Worldwides launch event, today, March 4 at 2pm EST. Watch this important event live on YouTube: youtu.be/KRinHoK92fM
HostageAid

Twitter Web App : The U.S. government can do more to fight domestic terror without any new laws washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/0…

Twitter Web App : NEW: Prosecutors investigating Donald Trump are now looking into one of his weirdest businesses: a NYC ice rink that — in the year 2021 — only accepts payments in cash.
washingtonpost.com/politics/weiss…

iPhone : Law enforcement is on high alert today in the wake of an intelligence bulletin issued earlier this week about a group of violent militia extremists having discussed plans to take control of the US Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers ... w/ Zachary Cohen cnn.com/2021/03/04/pol…

Twitter Web App : The Senate Energy Committee will consider the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland in about 10 minutes.

All eyes on Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has yet to say how shell vote. She had several dozen questions for the nominee. politico.com/news/2021/03/0…

SocialFlow : An intern at Solarwinds apparently posted the server password “solarwinds123” on GitHub in 2017. But that explanation for the hack still leaves a lot of questions. slate.trib.al/1dvVaDO

SocialFlow : The House Ethics Committee is investigating Representative Steven Palazzo, Republican of Mississippi, for potential misuse of funds, after an inquiry found he engaged in a “concerning pattern” of spending campaign funds on his waterfront house nyti.ms/30boWKw

iPhone : It’s fun to move from DC to Texas because lots of people talk about both places as political talismans with little regard for the actual human beings who live there. Big distinction of course is that Texas has actual representation in the federal legislature

Twitter Web App : A Jacksonville law requiring strip-club dancers to have police-issued identification is unconstitutional because it gives the Sheriff’s Office too much control over who can dance, a federal judge has decided. firstcoastnews.com/article/news/l… via First Coast News

Twitter Web App : A better approach to civics education: Rather than glossing over disagreements about the country’s past, this initiative celebrates them as issues to be debated. A WaPo editorial @postopinions Danielle Allen about.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ameri…

Twitter Web App : Joe Bernstein Is Hitler the only historical figure who caused both his first name and his facial hair to get canceled? Only contender I think is Saddam Hussein, although his mustache isn’t totally off limits

iPhone : MAPPED: Nationwide, progress against the virus has stalled.

The U.S. averaged just under 65,000 new cases per day over the past week. That’s essentially unchanged from the week before, ending a six-week streak of double-digit improvements. axios.com/coronavirus-va…

iPhone : Dr. Anthony Fauci says he was not aware at the time that then-President Trump received the Covid-19 vaccine at the White House.

“It was unfortunately a lost opportunity, because he could have gotten a lot of people who are hesitant about getting vaccinated, vaccinated.”

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Twitter Web App : Daniel Friedman You can grumble about that larger movement all you want, but dont come here and insult me by lumping me in with ideas I dont express or claim to hold, and insult yourself by making factually inaccurate statements about the works Im encouraging folks to explore.

Twitter Web App : The Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjels murder by the French army has been an open secret nearly since it happened, in 1957. 64 years later, the French state has finally recognized it. lemonde.fr/afrique/articl…

iPhone : .Joe Biden has had a great start. But a crisis lies ahead. With the House tonight passing political reform to stop GOP voter suppression, Biden will have to persuade Manchin & Sinema that the filibuster has to be rolled back to make it law.
My column washingtonpost.com/opinions/thing…

Twitter Web App : Walter Kirn Here you go, Walter! Reversing our slide toward increased inequality will require bravery that few politicians — Democrats or Republicans — have yet to demonstrate. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…

Twitter Web App : So, banks should be forced to finance the porn industry? twitter.com/SenHydeSmith/s…

iPhone : not even watching the Globes but saying “happy birthday Tommy Tune” is Bernadette Peters birthday erasure

iPhone : Si el gobierno de Andrés Manuel insiste en confrontar a un movimiento al que no entiende y en minimizar un fenómeno que parece irritarle, el mensaje a los Ruiz Flandes y Uc Poot de México será que su machismo y violencia no tienen consecuencias. Víctor Hugo Michel
wapo.st/3kJmVyL

Twitter Web App : This man may be Americas biggest tax cheat ever—hiding $2 billion from the IRS, the US says.
Now hes claiming he cant be tried because hes got dementia, but prosecutors allege hes faking. wsj.com/articles/the-b…

iPhone : Meanwhile, those of us who care about humans will continue to wear our masks in Ohio until every adult has access to vaccination. twitter.com/henryjgomez/st…

Twitter Web App : Colleague Kelly Phares rpts there is a more muscular security posture on CapHill today. Three times the number of National Guard troops who have been here. Says it is reminiscent of the posture on the Hill shortly after the 1/6 attack

iPhone : Democrats have passed a new voting rights bill in the House that could become the most significant overhaul of U.S. elections and government ethics in a generation.

Ed OKeefe breaks down the For the People Act and why there is Republican opposition.

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Twitter Web App : As schools reopen, Asian American students are missing from classrooms washingtonpost.com/education/asia…

Twitter Web App : Analysis | Why hasn’t Biden reversed one of Trump’s most controversial sanctions orders? washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/…

Twitter for iPad : Interesting article by Eli Lake, which I think makes a good complement to my initial analysis: tabletmag.com/sections/news/…

iPhone : Man, I missed this Olivier Knox gem this AM: Huge swaths of public resisted Salks Polio vaccine until Elvis publicly got his shot in 56.
Today, Republican voters are most resistant to getting CV19 vax - Trump couldve been their Elvis.
He hasnt done it.

washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/…

TweetDeck : Today’s Arbiters of Truth Lawfare Podcast:

@EvelynDouek and @QJurecic talk to @EmilyBell about the relationship between online and offline media in spreading disinformation and the role different institutions need to play in fixing what’s broken.
lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcas…

iPhone : Amidst an escalating and violent crackdown these past few days as well as continued demonstrations across the country, terrible scenes in Yangon this morning as lethal force is used against peaceful protestors. twitter.com/FrontierMM/sta…

Android : A 19-year-old protestor killed by police in Myanmar: My very first vote, from the bottom of my heart, she posted, with six red hearts. I did my duty for my country mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/id…

Twitter Web App : At best, this was a catastrophic failure of government. At worst, political appointees and Trump loyalists at the Pentagon deliberately prevented the National Guard from defending the Capitol against a seditious mob for three hours and 19 minutes. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

iPhone : SCOOP: A top White House official told Mexicos Marcelo Ebrard last week that key aspects of the two countries’ fight against drug trafficking aren’t working and that the U.S. is open to pursuing new strategies together, sources tell Max de Haldevang and me.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Twitter for iPad : محمد بن سلمان مذنب بارتكاب جريمة قتل؛ على بايدن عدم إعفائه wapo.st/3kAtwev

iPhone : A grandmother slept in her car.

Parents burned belongings to keep their children warm.

One resident watched the battery level of her partners oxygen machine drain away.

Texans have scrambled to stay warm and alive. bit.ly/3b88y2q

iPhone : Third episode of #ItsASin was heartbreaking. “Soul crushing” doesn’t begin to describe the finale. jfc

Hootsuite Inc. : Today at 10:00am ET- Heather Boushey, Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, is helping President Biden formulate economic policy to combat the largest economic crisis in nearly a century. Boushey talks with Jonathan Capehart. Watch: wapo.st/Boushey

Twitter Web App : Everybodys talking about Candyman re: that TikTok about the secret bathroom, but Im just like...rats, hello?

Twitter Web App : Not all ‘anti-racist’ ideas are good ones.
The left isn’t being honest about this. washingtonpost.com/outlook/not-al…

Twitter Web App : In todays About US: Public health officials worry about the perception of a two-tiered system for vaccines; a look at how first lady Lady Bird Johnson influenced her husband; and the Black woman who started her own school — and a movement: wapo.st/3b8dfKL

iPhone : I wrote about the legacy of Legally Blonde, portrayals of women in media over the last twenty years, internalized misogyny, and owning your agency for Bitch Media and you can read it here 💕

bitchmedia.org/article/legall…

iPhone : Carla Bruni reprend un visuel... du 13 novembre 2015 pour afficher son soutien à son mari condamné en première instance pour corruption... #Sarkozy #Justice

iPhone : .Seung Min Kim has been subjected to hateful attacks simply for doing her job—a job she does with integrity, upholding the highest journalistic standards. No one should have to endure the racist, sexist, ill-informed comments that have flooded her inbox.

iPhone : Suppressing the vote in Florida is still more tantalizing to Republicans than facilitating the vote. My latest column. twitter.com/postopinions/s…

Twitter Web App : Just finished #Ramy on Hulu and it didnt end how I wanted it to, which I think . . . was the point. I am impressed when TV shows aim not to please. Grumpy, but impressed.

Twitter Web App : Rick Pildes has an absolute must read piece that sets forth an agenda of electoral reforms aimed at protecting American democracy from the ever-increasing, and alarmingly so, forces of polarization. Bookmark this, to keep track of efforts on this front. nytimes.com/2021/02/25/opi…

SocialFlow : After Republicans and some conservative Democrats quietly complained about references to systemic racism in a bill, lawmakers struck all 11 references to racism, past and present. wapo.st/3sK8woD

Twitter for iPad : I think I may know why white people are so upset about this Dr. Seuss/cancel culture thing. I was reminded of this story today.

It goes back to the second-most devastating day of my life:

The day I found out the Hardy Boys were white.

A thread

iPhone : The House scrapped plans for a Thurs session after police warned of threats of violence by far-right extremists. Conspiracists believe March 4 is the “true Inauguration Day” & Trump will be sworn in for a 2nd term. The Senate seems poised to convene Thurs. washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/…

Tweetbot for iΟS : A road like no other, facing perils like never before: How California’s changing climate is endangering Highway 1 as it runs along the continent’s edge. The new wildcard is wildfire. @postscottwilson melina mara @jamescornsilk Washington Post Design wapo.st/3bCRiT2