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May 06, 2021
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"Republicans cancel a Cheney." (PLUS - Elizabeth Warren!)

In This Episode

Republican cancel culture comes for the Cheneys, Mark Zuckerberg’s private Supreme Court upholds Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump, and new Census figures show that an increasingly diverse electorate may not help Democrats as much as the party has hoped. Then, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon Favreau about her new book, Persist, and whether she has a plan to deal with Joe Manchin.


Show Notes



  • WaPo Opinion: Liz Cheney: The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us.
  • Axios: Scoop: McCarthy trashes Cheney on hot mic
  • Politico: As McCarthy moves to boot Cheney, a favorite successor emerges
  • WSJ Editorial: Purging Liz Cheney
  • CNN: Liz Cheney chooses truth over power — a lonely path in Trump’s GOP
  • WaPo: The effort to dump Liz Cheney is the consequence of a party that lost its way
  • WaPo: For Republicans, fealty to Trump’s election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test
  • WaPo: Power Up: Marjorie Taylor Greene might have helped Liz Cheney survive this long
  • Politico: Cheney stokes GOP rift with ‘big lie’ rebuke of Trump
  • CNN: ‘We do need to be careful’: Cindy McCain cautions Republicans as GOP considers Liz Cheney replacement 
  • Axios: Scoop: GOP leaders threaten Cheney ouster
  • NBC: Tensions simmer as McCarthy won’t say whether Cheney should remain in House GOP leadership
  • AP: Cheney: ‘Wishful thinking’ by Trump she won’t seek 4th term
  • The Hill: Cheney on fist bump with Biden: ‘We’re not sworn enemies. We’re Americans’ 
  • NYT: Liz Cheney vs. MAGA
  • Axios: Trump, House GOP leaders endorse Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney 
  • CNN: This is who Trump endorsed to replace Liz Cheney
  • Axios: Scoop: GOP wants to replace Cheney with another woman 
  • Adriondack Daily Enterprise: Stefanik isn’t ruling out a run for governor
  • Fox News: Tucker Carlson reveals top House Republican lives with Google adviser Frank Luntz
  • CNBC: Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy admits he rented room from GOP pollster Frank Luntz
  • POLITICO Playbook PM: McCarthy escalates feud with Cheney



  • Oversight Board Ruling: Oversight Board upholds former President Trump’s suspension, finds Facebook failed to impose proper penalty
  • Axios: Oversight Board upholds Trump’s Facebook suspension
  • NYT: Good Riddance, Donald Trump? 
  • The Atlantic: The Problem Is Facebook
  • Vox: Trump is Facebook’s problem, again
  • NYT: The Limits of Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ 
  • Vox: Donal Trump won’t be coming back to facebook anytime soon
  • WaPo: Five things to know about Trump’s Facebook ban
  • WaPo: YouTube says it’s getting better at taking down videos that break its rules. They still number in the millions.
  • The New Yorker: Inside the Making of Facebook’s Supreme Court 
  • Pew Research Center: Americans divided on whether Trump should be permanently banned from social media
  • Axios: Trump seen as likely to run in 2024; Facebook ban enrages GOP
  • WaPo: Trump, Republicans express outrage over extension of Facebook ban 
  • USA Today: Facebook ban on Trump upheld by Facebook Oversight Board, but decision opens door to his possible return
  • NBC News: In nod to Trump, Florida is set to ban ‘deplatforming’ by tech companies
  • Politico: Why Trump’s new blog could lead to more social media takedowns 
  • Slate: Donald Trump Is “Tweeting” Again (on His Sad, Sad Knockoff Platform) 
  • Mother Jones: Donald Trump Has a New Website But It’s Bad
  • Vox: Trump’s new communication tool is more like a blog



  • NYT: Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope
  • NYMag: Avoiding White Backlash Is a Racial-Justice Issue
  • FiveThirtyEight: Biden’s Push For Big Government Solutions Is Popular Now — But It Could Backfire
  • CNN: How Biden is as liberal as he said he’d be
  • The Atlantic: Can Democrats Avoid a Wipeout in 2022?
  • WaPo: The Trailer: In New Mexico, Democrats work to prove their Texas rout was a fluke
  • Esquire: What Some Call ‘Polarization’ Is in Fact a Very Deliberate Strategy
  • NYT: In South Texas, Hispanic Republicans Try to Cement the Party’s Gains 
  • Brookings: Turnout in 2020 election spiked among both Democratic and Republican voting groups, new census data shows



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