The Pro-Life Cause Deserves Better Than the Texas Law

Mona Charen wonders: If we can’t come to terms on abortion, can we agree on adoption?

Leading The Bulwark…

The Pro-Life Cause Deserves Better Than the Texas Law

MONA CHAREN: If we can’t come to terms on abortion, can we agree on adoption?

🎧 On the Pods… 🎧

Ashley Allison on Holding the Democratic Coalition Together

Amanda and Ashley talk about what's up with Texas, Biden Agenda, and COVID overhang.

For Bulwark+ Members… 🔐

THE TRIAD: Inflation Is Probably Worse Than We Think. 🔐

When goods and services get crappier but prices stay the same—that's also inflation.

THE SECRET POD: It's Never Too Soon to Prepare for the Worst🔐

Sarah, Tim, and JVL are back together to talk Mandel vs. Vance, Trump’s turnkey 2024 operation, and the Indigo Girls.

ATMA BONUS: RIP, Michael K. Williams 🔐

The star of 'The Wire' and 'Boardwalk Empire' was found dead in his apartment this weekend.

From The Bulwark Aggregator…

In Today’s Bulwark...

Hurricane Ida, Day Ten

MARCELLE BEAULIEU: A lot of people stopped paying attention when Ida didn’t turn into Katrina 2.0, but Louisiana needs help.

The Four Things India Is Watching for from Afghanistan

ANIK JOSHI: The world’s largest democracy is warily eyeing the Taliban’s return to power.

ATMA: Did 'Shang-Chi' Save Movie Theaters?

SONNY BUNCH: The MCU's latest, reviewed!


On today’s jukebox…

Hope you’re having a good Wednesday.

Is privacy real? A Swiss start-up got twisted in a kerfuffle recently, and even the notoriously private country seemingly showed that when it comes to your digital footprint, perhaps you should expect no privacy.

The Nicest Man in Stand-Up… Tim Alberta in The Atlantic has a great profile of a wonderful comedian, Nate Bargatze, which you should read. I quibble with whether Bargatze is the “nicest man” in stand up, since there are a lot of competitors. One of them, Jim Gaffigan, we’re seeing in D.C. in a few days.

The oral history of Idiocracy… Brought to you by Carl’s Jr.

If America had six parties… Where would you fall, the NYT wonders? I am apparently closest to the Growth and Opportunity party.

How do you plan to spend 9/11? Here’s how That Former Guy plans to…

The cruelty is, indeed, the point…

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