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Should Democrats kill the filibuster once and for all? That’s the debate on today’s episode of The Argument with @cjane87 . Listen as an @JessAnderson2  go @ezrakleinhead-to-head .

"If McConnell is counting on the impeachment for inciting insurrection to weaken Trump’s future within the party, he seems to have miscalculated," @robertpjones  of @PRRIpoll  told @Edsall .

"Many Democrats seemed to become more suspicious of in-person schooling last summer when President Donald Trump called for it," @NickKristof  writes. "We shouldn’t let ourselves be driven by ideology rather than science."

“There is no good reason to underspend on security other than to save money,” writes Bruce Schneier, a computer security expert.

“The lies and deceits started at the top and caused to ruin countless lives,” Ed Bisch said. But to date no one from Purdue has ever gone to prison for the role that OxyContin has played in the opioid crisis, writes @papergirlmacy .

"In the end, a lot of money changed hands in unforeseen, bizarre ways. But there are no grand lessons, despite our great desire for them," writes @MattZeitlin  on the GameStop craze.

“America’s version of ‘liberal internationalism’ — code for global military dominance exercised on behalf of liberal values — remains the primary source of decades of foreign policy disaster,” @stephenwertheim  says, so why would Biden return to that?

A new Australian law aims to protect the news industry by making tech companies pay for content. “But news outlets are not obligated to direct this money toward quality journalism,” writes @Lizzie_OShea . “They are free to spend it however they choose.”

Yes, it’s hard to open schools during a pandemic, says @NickKristof , but "serving kids in schools should be a higher priority than serving drinks in bars."


Americans may think no one is handling the coronavirus worse than President Trump. But @felipeneto  says President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is much, much worse.

A shift manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., asks why a company that earned $5.3 billion last year can’t guarantee paid sick leave for all of its workers.

NEW: The New York Times editorial board endorses @JoeBiden  for president: ”His campaign is rooted in steadiness, experience, compassion and decency"

The survivors and family members of mass shootings have a message for the leaders of our nation.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan Markle writes about her miscarriage. Today, we are sharing an essay by the Duchess of Sussex about the loss that she and Prince Harry suffered earlier this year.

Using a trove of leaked smartphone location data, @cwarzel  and @stuartathompson  identified some of the Capitol rioters. In this time-lapse animation, smartphones moved from Trump’s rally to the Capitol.

“I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me,” wrote Representative John Lewis, who penned this essay shortly before his death on July 17. We are publishing it today, on the day of his funeral.