Good Monday morning ...
Good Monday morning ...
Rarely has a president changed his party as fast and profoundly as Donald J. Trump.
Axios' Jonathan Swan points out that perhaps the most profound thing Trump has done is show how many movement leaders and Republicans in Congress are out of touch with Republican voters:
While much of the GOP donor class is passionate about issues like criminal justice reform and expanded high-skilled immigration, many GOP voters want the exact opposite:
There’s also tons of big money for liberalism, establishment conservatism and libertarianism. But you don’t have fancy think tanks representing these Trump Country voters:
Be smart: Trump's remodeling of the Republican Party is as much a culture change as a policy change.
Former Google and Facebook employees and investors are launching a “Truth About Tech” campaign to put pressure on tech giants to make their products less intrusive and addictive, particularly for children, Axios' Sara Fischer writes:
Statement from Antigone Davis, Facebook Global Head of Safety: “[W]e’ve already taken steps, including our recent changes to News Feed [and] the parent controls we built into Messenger Kids — which is ads-free."
"A new nuclear policy issued by the Trump administration on Friday ... is touching off a new kind of nuclear arms race. This one is based less on numbers of weapons and more on novel tactics and technologies, meant to outwit and outmaneuver the other side," the N.Y. Times' David E. Sanger and William J. Broad write at the bottom of A1:
Go deeper ... CFR President Richard Haass for Axios World, "Trump's nuclear strategy rekindles unresolved debates."
A man climbs a traffic pole as Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate their 41-33, underdog Super Bowl victory against the New England Patriots.
Spate of fatal accidents spotlights struggling rail service, per USA Today's Trevor Hughes:
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios
Words matter, Axios' Amy Harder writes in her weekly "Harder Line" energy column:
"Republicans, who control a majority of the nation's statehouses, are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government's legal ability to restrict a woman's right to terminate pregnancy," AP's Ryan Foley reports:
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos announces a rolling "18 for '18" — the network's current picks for the 18 hottest midterm races:
First on Axios ... Speaker Ryan's PAC will make its largest one-time transfer of the year, giving $715,000 to 143 members of the GOP House Majority for their 2018 campaigns, an aide said:
The New Yorker's anniversary cover ... “The Butterfly Effect” is a riff on the magazine's first cover, in 1925.
"Living up to its reputation as a disruptive, unpredictable force in the entertainment business, the [Netflix] streaming service [ran a Super Bowl ad for] its recent acquisition of the sequel 'The Cloverfield Paradox' but proceeded to drop the movie immediately after the game." (CNN)
One of the greatest games you'll ever see ... The NBC announcers likened it to fast-break basketball, then chess.
How they do it ... The N.Y. Times had this prescient story in Sunday's Sports section ... The Eagles use modern "Moneyball" tactics:
Thanks for reading, and see you all day in the Axios stream ...