Morning Belz, Feb. 12
Made banana bread this morning and worked on sight words with the 5-year-old. It’s raining. Soon we head to the zoo.
The next several days will be dicey for Morning Belz, as I travel to Daytona later today and potentially elsewhere early next week. Hopefully by next Thursday I will have new observations to share.
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Bret Stephens’ spiked New York Times column about McNeil — NY Post
Happiness surveys are kind of a mess — NBER
Ezra Klein on California and progressivism’s challenge — NYT
Horrific highway pileup in Texas — BBC
Biden admin to begin letting asylum-seekers into U.S. — NBC
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