Morning Belz, Aug. 4
Biden, CDC extend eviction moratorium — NPR
CDC backs expelling migrants at the border — USA Today*
Missouri governor pardons the McCloskeys — NYT
Like USSR, the US is dying from despair (bit rambly) — Unherd
Nerdy piece on tunnels for transportation — Austin Vernon
Should you redshirt your kindergartener? — Emily Oster
*it’s a Trump-era policy that allows border officials to send migrants back to their home countries without allowing them to apply for humanitarian aid. Stopping the spread of COVID is the nominal rationale.
“House-keeping ain’t no joke.” — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1868
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