Mickey implores Bob: “Leave Biden alone!” Bob proves incapable.
Democrats’ surprisingly good Senate race poll numbers
Mickey: Immigration numbers are climbing, but the media isn’t covering it
The downsides of framing US foreign policy as a “struggle against autocracy”
How courageous was Pence on January 6?
Did Trump both plan and fan the violence on January 6?
Mickey: Trump and DeSantis are neck and neck as 2024 prospects
Will Biden lift Trump-era tariffs on China?
Bob: Ukraine may soon run out of ammo for its Soviet-era artillery
Parrot Room preview: Exciting child tax credit news, Jeffrey Epstein news, a new angle on the Dave Weigel affair, Stanford eliminates fun, a deep dive into Bob’s views on consciousness, the dating habits of Richard Spencer, the US Open, Bob pummels an NYT headline, the Proud Boys, and Kurt Gödel
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Posted:Jun 17, 2022
Stephen Wertheim’s Atlantic piece, “The One Key Word Biden Needs to Evoke on Ukraine”
Pod Save America
Branko Marcetic’s Jacobin piece, “Hillary Clinton’s Terrible 2016 Campaign Has Made It Even Harder to Deal With Russia”
Jack Goldsmith’s book, In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth
Byron York’s Washington Examiner piece, “Facing the Eastman memo”
The New York Post editorial, “Donald Trump, Democrats are obsessed with 2020 — GOP should look to the future”
Peggy Noonan’s WSJ piece, “Trump Voters Need a New Direction”
John Ellis’s piece, “History in the Making”
Matt Stoller’s Guardian piece, “The US baby formula shortage isn’t bad luck. It was completely preventable”
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