The Biden administration’s decision to purposely avoid a big fight over health care may pay short-term political dividends for the White House, but it will end up strengthening the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, according to the American Prospect. Biden’s move is bad for millions of Americans today, and could make it even more difficult to fix the broken health care system in the future.

Also, a look at how opinion on Israel is changing in the United States, and among Jewish Americans in particular. And a review of some disturbing news in the world of journalism, plus reasons to be cautiously optimistic that independent media can start filling the void.