Morning Belz, July 9
The U.S. war on poverty has been successful — Noah Smith*
Dueling prime ministers battle for control in Haiti — NYT
Thread: anti-CRT laws are flawed, too sweeping — Jennifer Frey
What ARE kids taught about history and race? — Kevin Drum**
Methane on Saturn’s moon could signal life — Space
Louisiana teen is 1st Black winner of national spelling bee — CNN
CDC eviction moratorium ends July 31 — Milwaukee J-S
*the key problem with the official poverty rate is it doesn’t account for non-cash income from the government aimed at alleviating poverty!
**no, really, does anyone have the slightest idea? I sure don’t.
Scuffed News: Ran into some grinding technical difficulties this week on the video-editing front, but they’re now solved and the Marjorie Taylor Greene video is progressing. The guy in the picture above said he wants her to run for president in 2024, and smirked at me. He wasn’t the only one who smirked like that! Brought to mind the time in 2015 when I was on a plane back to Minneapolis and a guy in the seat next to me said he thought Trump would win the presidency. “Poor guy,” I thought. “What a doofus.” It’s been a while since I published a video but there are three in the pipeline now. Bear with me, please, and have a great weekend.
“The boring truth — about Covid or anything else — is that if you follow the data, the science and the economics, you'll find yourself sometimes agreeing with the Left and sometimes with the Right.” — Jerry Barnett
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