Brace Yourself: Trump Starts Up His Rallies Again This Weekend

Daniel McGraw on the return of the MAGA circus.

Leading The Bulwark…

Brace Yourself: Trump Starts Up His Rallies Again This Weekend

DANIEL MCGRAW: He’s bringing the MAGA circus to Ohio. Here’s why.

🎧 On the Pods… 🎧

BEG TO DIFFER: Why Can’t Democrats Take Yes for an Answer?

NY Times columnist Thomas Edsall joins the group to consider voting rights, the infrastructure negotiations, crime, and critical race theory.

Bill Kristol: On Why Politics Remains Dangerous

Bill Kristol and Charlie Sykes discuss the fragility of Biden's infrastructure deal; Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, and the vaccine demagoguery of Ron Johnson.

AFV: The Commies Are Back (Season 3, Episodes 9 & 10)

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MORNING SHOTS: The Art of the (Real) Deal 🔐

CHARLIE SYKES on Rudy's endless downfall.

THE TRIAD: Not One Democrat 🔐

JVL: Republicans can hit or miss. Democrats can't miss once

SECRET PODCAST: Are Dems Being Moderate Enough? 🔐

Sarah and JVL on the looming peril.

TNB: Political Panic Porn and Why It Matters 🔐

With protests at school boards about Critical Race Theory and transgender issues, the #Fraudit in Arizona coming to an end, there’s a culture v. policy clash and panic all around! Join Mona, Tim, Bill, and Sarah as they break it all down.

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Bipartisan Biden Continues to Be Better at Politics Than You

TIM MILLER: He ain’t taking your bait.

🚨OVERTIME 🚨

WHEELING, WV— Greetings from the road! We’re almost at our destination in Ohio, where we’re going to a family wedding before going further west for a quasi-vacation.

I’ve been driving the rental minivan for most of the trip, so I don’t have much in the way of anything special to add here in OVERTIME.

I can vouch for the pit beef sandwiches from Tony’s Butcher Block in Berkeley Springs, WV.

I do recommend this book excerpt of Nightmare Scenario in the Post about President Trump’s bout with COVID-19. It is an interesting, almost horrifying, read.

Also, this thread from Kenneth White on speech in schools is worth your time…

Missing civil war-era gold… This is a wild read. And will probably become an interesting movie or documentary.

Have a great Friday. We’ll see you back on Monday.

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