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The White House. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

In the new issue of New York magazine, Frank Rich cautions liberals about getting too ecstatic over last week's election. As we've been telling you, this is Trump's GOP. The full article publishes at 8am ET, but we've got a few early excerpts:

  • "Old-line Establishment Republicans in the Senate and the House, even very conservative ones like [Arizona's Sen. Jeff] Flake, are engaging in self-deportation, as Mitt Romney might say, rather than face a firing squad in the primaries."
  • "By illuminating a pathway to power that no one had thought possible, and demolishing the civic guardrails that we assumed protected us, ... Trump has paved the way for far slicker opportunists."
  • "The idea that the pre-Trump GOP will make a post-Trump comeback to vanquish these forces is laughable."
  • "The remains of Establishment Republicanism are at best a Potemkin village."

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Biden to tap telecom trio for NTIA, FCC posts

Jessica Rosenworcel. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

President Joe Biden on Tuesday is expected to name Alan Davidson as head of the telecom arm of the Commerce Department, Jessica Rosenworcel as chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission and Gigi Sohn as a commissioner at the FCC, according to a person familiar with the process.

Why it matters: Internet availability and affordability has been a key policy priority for the White House, but the administration lagged in tapping people for the agency posts that oversee the issues.

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Facebook seeks fountain of youth

Data: Piper Sandler Taking Stock With Teens Study; Chart: Axios Visuals

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said that the company is pivoting its strategy to focus on young adults, following reports that teens have fled its apps.

Why it matters: A series of stories based on leaked whistleblower documents suggest the company sees the aging of its user base as an existential threat to its business.

Too big to cover alone: Newsrooms team up

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

News outlets are increasingly willing to work together on big, multifaceted stories — including this week's reporting on leaked documents from a Facebook whistleblower.

Why it matters: Collaborative efforts help bring more resources to bear on complex stories, some of which require a global reporting effort. But they require high degrees of coordination, and competition can sometimes get in the way.