Morning Belz, Dec. 2
Finger on the pulse of Middle America.
Biden tells Friedman he will continue trade war w/China — NYT
WATCH: Georgia election official is fed up w/rhetoric — GPB
Big Easy swingers convention infected 41 with COVID — Times-Picayune
Salesforce to buy Slack for $27.7bn — Ars Technica
Not much correlation btw legal pot and youth use — Argus Leader
Record year for wind-turbine parts at Duluth port — News Tribune
As district bleeds students, 11 St. Louis schools to close — Post-Dispatch
Political stuff accounts for only a tenth of YouTube consumption — Arxiv
“For if one should propose to all (people) a choice, bidding them select the best customs from all the customs that there are, each race...after examining them all, would select those of his own people; thus all think that their own customs are by far the best.” — Herodotus
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