Morning Belz, Jan. 18
On the road.
Gripping dispatch from Senate chambers with the horns guy — New Yorker
A history of the GOP and Trumpism — WSJ
Inauguration: Drove up to the DMV yesterday. Virginia! What a state. Talked to people at several gas stations along Interstates 75 and 81, including one who claimed to have gone to high school in Phoenix with the capitol riot horns guy, and one lady who said she’s been in countries where coups have gone down. Most people I spoke to were reasonable. Gonna try to post that video later today. It’ll be quick, just like this email. Heading down to the perimeter in a few minutes to see what we can see. Might mess around and go to a university and ask people if they think the Enlightenment is coming to an end.
“There are status symbols that show one segment of society that you've made it, and prove to another segment that you never will.” — Jacob Siegel
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