“These last-minute changes to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the U.S. threaten the accuracy of population numbers used to determine the distribution of political representation and federal funding for the next decade.” NPR: Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month. The pandemic makes it infinitely harder to collect important data, so we’re shortening the time we’ll give to collecting it. Make sense? It does if you don’t want that data collected.

+ Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria: Stealing the census.

+ You can’t keep up with all the cheating and criming. And neither can the inspectors general. WaPo: “The internal State Department watchdog, whom President Trump installed after the previous inspector general was abruptly fired, has resigned, the department said in a statement, marking another significant shake-up for an office sworn to investigate malfeasance and wrongdoing.”