Morning Belz, June 4
China doing some hard thinking on int’l propaganda — Neican
Americans are done with “promoting democracy” — Ian Bremmer
Another Black man shot by cops in Mpls — Star Tribune
No evidence of aliens, but can’t rule it out! — NYT
Protracted apology for using the word “tribe” — some medical journal
A location-based labor market mismatch — NYT*
*a little nugget in the jobs report: “She also said there was a mismatch between the type of jobs being offered and those being searched for. More than half of seekers want remote work, while only 10 percent of employers are offering that option.”
Rome, Ga., is a nice town! And on the main drag, Broad Street, we got a pretty mixed take on Marjorie Taylor Greene. Northwest Georgia’s wild streak and the reason for her appeal there are things I hope to write about next week a little bit. The most interesting guy we spoke with was a former county commissioner who declined to go on camera. He explained that there’s a long history of conspiracy theorizing and “radical conservatism” there. He mentioned Larry McDonald. More to come. Have a good weekend.
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” — Marie Curie
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