The Truck Stops Here: “In recent months, the project has gotten tangled in the kind of partisan politics that is pulsing through many aspects of American life. Opponents have been holding rallies, organizing online, dabbling in conspiracy theories and even threatening local officials.” How an Electric Truck Factory Became a Lightning Rod in Georgia. (There are now approximately a billion news stories for every Rivian truck actually on the road…)

+ Fed Up: Sen. Joe Manchin said he was opposed to the nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin for a top regulatory post at the Federal Reserve, and she withdrew from consideration. Why is this a big deal? I’ll let The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer explain: How Fossil-Fuel Companies Are Stonewalling Sarah Bloom Raskin’s Nomination to the Fed.

+ We Have Clearance, Clarence: Ginni Thomas acknowledges she attended January 6 rally but played no role in planning it. Why is this a big deal? I’ll let The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer explain: Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?

+ Mug Shot: “Our cup is ubiquitous, and we love that. But it is also this ubiquitous symbol of a throwaway society.” Starbucks is planning to phase out its iconic cups.

+ NFT Boned: “Yuga Labs, the NFT company behind the Bored Apes Yacht Club, acquired the rights to the CryptoPunks and Meebits collections, from Larva Labs. Why it matters: Bored Apes and CryptoPunks are the world’s most valuable NFT collections, with Meebits not too far behind. Yuga now controls NFTs with around $5.5 billion in market cap.” (Sometimes a story can make you feel old and age you at the same time.)