Good Reads. Jan. 26

We tried this a while back and some readers liked it, but it didn’t last—for reasons.

But it’s a new year, we’re excited to still be here, so we’re bringing it back. Here’s some of the stuff we’ve been reading this week. Take a look.


There’s Not Enough Housing | Splinter

“The rent is too damn high. It’s hard to find a good place to live. Why? Because they don’t exist!”

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How Hedge Funds (Secretly) Get Their Way in Washington | Bloomberg Businessweek

“Fake grass roots. An inflatable rat. Testimony with hidden ties. Billionaires are using DCI Group to make their bets pay off—while keeping the public in the dark.”


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Rauner Takes Aim at State Lawmakers Who Appeal Property Taxes | ProPublica

“But the Illinois governor’s effort may have little impact on the system.”


Is the Russia investigation the new Watergate? Not quite, Bob Woodward says | Poynter

“Bob Woodward would know better than most of us if Donald Trump was the new Richard Nixon.”

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There Will Never Be Another Vladimir Guerrero | The Atlantic

“The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee played with an originality that outshone even his incredible statistics.”


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Kids playing tackle football? Your call, parents, not government’s | Chicago Sun-Times

“Children under the age of 12 should not play tackle football. It is too dangerous. … We say that as an editorial board, and also as parents.”

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