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May 17, 2021
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“Dr. Fauci, Unmasked.”

In This Episode

The Biden Administration faces a moment of truth over the escalating violence between Israel and Palestine, Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to Jon Lovett about the CDC’s new mask guidelines, and a look at some important stories to watch this week, including the Philadelphia District Attorney’s race, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case on Mississippi’s abortion ban, and the future of HR1.


Show Notes



  • Axios: Israeli airstrike levels high-rise building that housed media offices in Gaza 
  • AP: Statement: AP ‘horrified’ by Israeli attack on its office 
  • Journalist Ali Youna tweet 
  • ABC News: Israel threatens Gaza ground invasion despite truce efforts 
  • WaPo: Netanyahu says Israel will escalate military campaign against Hamas 
  • AP: Israel kills 42 in Gaza as Netanyahu warns war will go on 
  • Slate: How Black Lives Matter Changed the American Conversation About Israel and Palestine 
  • HuffPost: Thousands Stand In Solidarity With Palestine In Rallies Held Across U.S., Cities Worldwide 
  • Teen Vogue: How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected 
  • Axios: Israel’s “change bloc” collapses, leaving Netanyahu in charge 
  • NYT: An already battered Gaza reels from shortages of electricity and fuel. 
  • NYT: A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn’t
  • Axios: Biden: “Israel has a right to defend itself” 
  • NYT Op-Ed: Bernie Sanders: The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government 
  • Politico: Critics urge Biden to step up as violence spreads in Israel 
  • Politico: CAIR to boycott White House Eid celebration over Israel support 
  • Politico: Democrats embrace a tougher tack toward Israel as violence flares 
  • Politico: Biden assures Israel’s Netanyahu of U.S. support, urges calm as fighting kills dozens 
  • AP: US sending new aid to Palestinians as conflict intensifies
  • NYT: A U.S. envoy is heading to the Middle East to urge calm between Israel and Palestinians.
  • Axios: Despite U.S. envoy’s visit, Israel not ready for de-escalation in Gaza 
  • NYT: Yang Walks Back Stance on Israel After Ocasio-Cortez Calls It ‘Shameful’



  • CDC: Summary of Recent Changes 
  • NYT: Here’s why the C.D.C. changed its mask advice. 
  • Politico: CDC chief said change on mask guidance not due to public pressure 
  • WaPo: ‘The right decision wrongly handled’: Inside the Biden administration’s abrupt reversal on masks 
  • NYT: Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks 
  • WaPo: ‘Better days are ahead’: Maskless Biden marks milestone in virus battle 
  • NYT: What Does the New Mask Guidance Really Mean? 
  • NPR: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says
  • NYT: Covid-19: C.D.C. Guidance Prompts Caution in Some States 
  • AP: Some aren’t ready to give up masks despite new CDC guidance 
  • CNN: ‘SNL’ tackles mask questions for vaccinated people in ridiculous scenes 
  • CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta says the CDC mishandled announcement of new mask guidelines 
  • CBS: Walmart drops masks for vaccinated shoppers and workers. Other retailers say “not so fast.” 
  • WaPo: ‘The right decision wrongly handled’: Inside the Biden administration’s abrupt reversal on masks 
  • NYT: A major nurses’ union condemns the C.D.C.’s new mask advice for vaccinated people.
  • NYT: Mask? No Mask? New Rules Leave Americans Recalibrating, Hour by Hour
  • The Atlantic: The CDC’s Big Mask Surprise Came Out of Nowhere 
  • Axios: Coronavirus dashboard 
  • CNN: US is getting better and better news on the coronavirus 
  • Axios: How retailers are responding to the latest CDC guidance 
  • Axios: Pelosi says masks will still be required on House floor, despite CDC guidance 
  • AP: Fauci says pandemic exposed ‘undeniable effects of racism’ 
  • MSNBC: Targeting Fauci, Rand Paul refuses to quit while he’s behind 
  • NPR: Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows 
  • The Atlantic: No One Actually Knows If You’re Vaccinated 
  • WaPo: Opinion: We should soon stop catering to the vaccine holdouts
  • Bloomberg: The CDC’s New Mask Rules Leave Kids Out. Here’s How to Fix That. 
  • NYT: Covid-19: C.D.C. Guidance Prompts Caution in Some States 
  • NYT: Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems



  • The Philadelphia Inquirer: Larry Krasner has progressives in a new position: Defending a controversial incumbent 
  • Broad and Liberty: Philly DA race tightens, according to poll from PAC allied against Krasner 
  • The Atlantic: Why Larry Krasner’s Defeat Would be ‘Disastrous’ for Criminal-Justice Reform 
  • CBS Philly: Ahead Of May Primary, District Attorney Race Showing How Philadelphia Politics Can Be Rough, Tumble 
  • Vox: The Supreme Court is facing a showdown over abortion this week 
  • US News: Biden Administration Proposes Reversal of Gag Rule On Family Planning Funding 
  • Planned Parenthood: What is the Trump-Pence Administration’s “Gag Rule?” 
  • The Nation: Will the Biden Administration Get Bolder on Improving Abortion Access? 
  • NPR: ‘The Stakes Could Not Be Higher’: Senate Panel Debates Voting Overhaul 
  • ABC: Manchin to support measured voting reform in lieu of sweeping Democratic proposal
  • Vox: Joe Manchin’s surprisingly bold proposal to fix America’s voting rights problem 
  • Politico: Sinema to Senate Dems: What’s the plan on voting rights? 


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