Port and Parcel: “In Port-au-Prince you cannot see the boundaries, but you must know where they are. Your life may depend on it. Competing gangs are carving up the Haitian capital, kidnapping, raping, and killing at will. They demarcate their territory in blood. Cross from one gang’s turf to another, and you may not make it back.” BBC: Inside the capital city taken hostage by brutal gangs.

+ Week Sauce: “What’s it like to be a 21st-century czar?” In WaPo, David Ignatius with a look at a week in the life of Vladimir Putin.

+ Me The People: “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” Trump rebuked for call to suspend Constitution over election. It’s really pretty simple. If you don’t punish criminals for their crimes, they keep doing those crimes.

+ Shot in the Dark: “The outages are the result of intentional damage by firearms to two substations in the county, according to Moore County and Duke Energy officials.” Attack by ‘cowards’ could leave Moore County without power for days.

+ Invent-ory: “On a cloudy Christmas morning last year, a rocket carrying the most powerful space telescope ever built blasted off from a launchpad in French Guiana. After reaching its destination in space about a month later, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) began sending back sparkling presents to humanity—jaw-dropping images that are revealing our universe in stunning new ways.” PopSci: The 100 greatest innovations of 2022.

+ Rackontur: “Known for his gravelly voice, leathery skin and wraparound sunglasses — and a man who called himself the ‘Michelangelo of Tennis’ despite never playing professionally — Bollettieri helped no fewer than 10 players who went on to be No. 1 in the world rankings.” Hall of Fame tennis coach Nick Bollettieri dies at 91.

+ Gobtopper: Oxford word of the year 2022 revealed as ‘goblin mode‘ – a slang term describing “unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy” behavior.