David Shor, a Democratic strategist, told New York magazine.

Shor noted that gerrymandering has already helped create a situation in which Democrats don’t just need to win the national popular vote to hold House control; they need to win it by more than three percentage points. He also argued that a fight over voting rights and gerrymandering would benefit the party politically in the 2022 campaign.

There does not appear to be a compromise path on this issue. Democrats can overhaul the filibuster — and, by extension, transform the Senate, ushering in an uncertain era in which both parties would be able to pass more of the legislation they favor. Or Democrats can effectively surrender on voting rights. It’s one or the other.

  • Ronald Brownstein in The Atlantic: “Future Americans could view the resolution of this struggle as a turning point in the history of U.S. democracy. The outcome could not only shape the balance of power between the parties, but determine whether that democracy grows more inclusive or exclusionary.”

  • Ella Nilsen of Vox and the staff of the Brennan Center for Justice have each summarized the House bill.

  • Stacey Abrams talks about voting rights on the latest episode of “Sway.” And on “The Argument,” Jessica Anderson of Heritage Action for America makes the case for the filibuster, saying that it hasn’t prevented the two parties from passing big parts of their agendas in recent years.

according to The Times’s Mark Landler.

Both sides are “maneuvering furiously” to shape the narrative before the interview airs, Landler says. CBS has released a clip in which Meghan accuses the palace of “perpetuating falsehoods.” Buckingham Palace said this week that it would investigate allegations that Meghan had bullied royal staff members.

“To some extent, the charges and countercharges represent a clash of cultures,” Landler writes. “The old-fashioned press leaks of the British media — long used by members of the royal family or their allies to settle scores — versus the publicity machine of an American television network and one of the nation’s most powerful media personalities.”

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