Morning Belz, Oct. 21
Easing back into this. Not daily yet, but will be soon.
Welcome back to Morning Belz. I ended this morning email, formerly known as “Opening Belz,” abruptly in 2017 thanks to a combination of personal news fatigue, becoming a father of multiple children, and growing responsibility for other ventures. I’m now leaving my job at the Star Tribune to start a new venture and I’m going to try to revive the morning email. Discerning readers will notice the name has changed. That’s just me being legalistic. I have to acknowledge that most mornings I won’t beat the opening bell on Wall Street so I’d better just promise to put this out in the a.m.
So here’s the first Morning Belz in almost three years. Please subscribe if you’d like to keep receiving it, and share it with your friends.
Bari Weiss argues critical race theory is anti-Semitic — Tablet
Well-done COVID feature from my friend Reid Forgrave — Star Tribune
1/2 of workers won’t return to jobs without work from home — Owl Labs
Big subsidized tech project in Wisconsin has been a boondoggle — The Verge
Commentary: Teachers unions have new enemy in “micro-schools” WSJ
Dem strategist on the 5 deadly sins of the Left — American Compass
Prominent Minneapolitans explain case v. city over violence uptick — WCCO
College enrollment down 3%, males opting out — Nat’l Student Clearinghouse
Black State Fair, Minneapolis — Scuffed News
“The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy.” – Willa Cather, “The Song of the Lark,” 1915
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