Morning Belz, April 7
That picture is being passed off on social media as a home owned by Putin in Sochi, Russia. It’s not. It’s just a rendering from architect Roman Vlasov. But it’s still cool.
America’s roads and bridges are fine — Yglesias
Correlation: White grievance and the insurrection — NYT
Western Wisconsin is booming — Axios
How gov’t helped develop the vaccines — MN Reformer
More than 1,800 outbreaks at meatpacking plants — FERN
Plaintiff in UK hormone-blocker case tells her story — Persuasion
When will China move against Taiwan? — Tyler Cowen
The decline of Central American oligarchs 🔒 — Economist
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It is beyond me.” — Zora Neale Hurston, 1928
About: I was a newspaper reporter for 14 years, most recently at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I explained why my family left Minneapolis here. Now we live just outside Chattanooga and I work on Scuffed News, a project that either succeeds by July or will have to be abandoned. This is my newsletter. Please share it with anyone you think might enjoy it. And please consider supporting this work with your money on Patreon.