The Border Crises Won’t Stop Until Our Immigration System Is Fixed

Linda Chavez: New numbers from the Biden administration show another uptick in illegal border crossings.

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The Border Crises Won’t Stop Until Our Immigration System Is Fixed

LINDA CHAVEZ: New numbers from the Biden administration show another uptick in illegal border crossings.

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David Shor on Why Hispanics Moved Right

On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Shor joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the 2020 election and how our political coalitions have changed.

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MORNING SHOTS: The New Politics of (Big) Spending 🔐

CHARLIE SYKES on COVID response bills, plus a letter from RonJon.

THE TRIAD: What a President Does Matters 🔐

JONATHAN V. LAST observes: “Hey look—norms.”

THE NEXT LEVEL: Grab Bag 🔐

JVL, SONNY, and SARAH: Andrew Cuomo, Biden's dog, and Prince Harry walk into a bar . . .

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In Today’s Bulwark...

The Filibuster vs. Election Reform and Voting Rights

RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON: The stakes are high for democracy and for the Democrats.

Can Biden Restore the Pentagon’s Balance of Power?

SHAY KHATIRI: The Department of Defense might be the biggest challenge for his norm-repairing agenda.

The GOP and Conservative Media Now Resemble the Communists of My Youth

TOMÁŠ KLVAŇA: It was a long time coming.

🚨OVERTIME 🚨

RonAnon at it again…

A great RonAnon story… Click through and read the whole thing.

As an Ohioan, America’s Roller Coast, I have to observe: that’s a weak ass roller coaster. Go to Cedar Point and get back to me when you’ve actually ridden a real coaster.

Wisconsin not covering itself in glory these days…

I know a lot of people are dog people here, so here is a proposal from “Area Dog” (Gus) suggesting I take the rest of the day off to just play fetch.

He was sad to hear my response: For God's sakes, Lemon. We'd all like to flee to the Cleve and club-hop down at the Flats and have lunch with Little Richard, but we fight those urges because we have responsibilities. But he’s a dog and doesn’t speak, though he got the message as he was ushered into my basement office.

Why do you think Joe Biden’s approval numbers haven’t taken a dive? The boss has answers.

Utterly Moderate! I went on this podcast with Alison Dagnes and Lawrence Eppard and had a blast. Normally, I hate going on podcasts. It’s like working in a slaughterhouse and being asked to go hunting. But I really liked it and hope you’ll tune in. But Alison and Lawrence, professors at Shippensburg University, host a great show. Subscribe!

This would make a great movie… At Bloomberg, a scandal involving a fake copper heist. It’s a wild ride.

The worst baseball team ever? At least at the professional level. They never met my St. Dominic Bulldogs.

The Johnny Damon arrest video is something. Don’t worry, the bad orange man makes an appearance, as does millionaire victimhood.

Cicadas are coming! Since my community was a grass farm that they largely redeveloped, I’m interested to see the degree to which Brood X appears. But this item in the Post is superb.

Here’s your long read for today. I am not going to spoil one bit of it, but it’s about a married couple that found out one of the parents was in on a trillion dollar fraud scheme.

“Worst reporting project ever.” Please keep a Kleenex handy for this next clip.

The Evangelical break. Do read this WaPo story about how some Southern Baptists are beginning to have doubts about the politics of their church.

HOOOOOONK! An NHL game was interrupted by a malfunctioning horn and it is pretty amazing. Because it happened constantly.

Real or not… This is pretty fantastic. (The audio seems to be a giveaway.)

That’s it for me for today. You know how to reach me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or observations: swift@thebulwark.com.

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