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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!”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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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