Leo Politics: “Leo declared in a slick but private video to potential donors, he planned to ‘crush liberal dominance’ across American life. The country was plagued by ‘woke-ism’ in corporations and education, ‘one-sided journalism’ and ‘entertainment that’s really corrupting our youth.'” And when Leonard Leo looks to change something, it’s worth taking note (and being worried). His last project was remaking the Supreme Court. ProPublica: Inside the “Private and Confidential” Conservative Group That Promises to “Crush Liberal Dominance.”

+ Climate Model: “The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a multi-billion-dollar program that pledges government dollars toward developing low-carbon energy. The policy is aimed at boosting the country’s manufacturing sector and takes aim at China’s dominant position in the clean energy technology supply chain.” And it’s working well enough that other countries are racing to adopt something similar. Biden’s big, bold green spend sends shockwaves around the world, including Canada.

+ Don’t Trod on Me: “Instantly he recognized the driver: It was his father, Mitch Seavey, a three-time Iditarod winner who, in addition to being Dallas’s mentor, happened to be his primary rival. Mitch’s dogs had flown down an icy creek bed and veered off course; as he tried to turn sharply back to the trail, his sled tipped over and slammed him to the ground. The impact had bruised his ribs and torn his labrum … Dallas streaked by his injured father.” It’s a dog eat dog world. GQ: The Saga of the World’s Greatest Dogsledder—and the Fight Over the Future of the Iditarod. (My beagles are currently wrapped in a blanket.)

+ Appraise the Roof: “This time the couple decided to ‘white wash’ the house. They removed family photos and art work, books, hair products and anything else that might indicate that a Black family lived there. They also asked a white friend to be present at the house and greet the appraiser as if she were the homeowner and to display some of her family photos in the house. The Austins were not at home during the appraisal. The new appraiser concluded the house was worth $1,482,500 – nearly half a million dollars higher.” Black couple settles lawsuit claiming their home appraisal was lowballed due to bias. Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate Austin are friends who do great things for the community. This experience has led them to do big things for the country as well.

+ To Life, To Life, LeChaim: “Topol began his long association with the starring role of Tevye the milkman in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in 1967, appearing in the West End production, which ran for 2,030 performances. He starred in Norman Jewison’s 1971 film version.” Chaim Topol, Tevye in Film and Stage Versions of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ Dies at 87. Sunrise, sunset.