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The Golden Grate: At this very moment, I am reclining on my bed (er, home office) in what is probably California’s coolest microclimate. And my neck-sweat is still of the charts. It’s hot out West and it’s not going to cool off anytime soon. “Life-threatening” heat wave hits California as wildfires burn. Meanwhile, Beryl continues to rip through the Caribbean. Yesterday, I covered just how unusual (but not unexpected) this storm is. Roll Out the Beryl.

+ American Devolution: “We are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.” WaPo: The target of the right’s ‘revolution’ is pluralistic democracy itself. (Don’t believe me. Believe them.) That quote is from the guy heading up Project 2025. This would be a good time to understands exactly what that is.

+ Raising Arizona: “Arizona abortion-rights supporters said Wednesday that they turned in more than double the signatures needed to put the issue on November’s ballot in the key swing state.” (If there’s one issue that could be even more determinative that the candidates themselves, this could be it.)

+ Towne Center: Robert Towne, Oscar-winning writer of ‘Chinatown,’ dies at 89. He wrote a lot of other excellent movies too, but Chinatown is basically the gold standard script at every film school.

+ Making a Chilling: “Forget the S&P 500. Look at the ice cream. This investor visits homes around the world to see where diets—and economies—will go next.” Wired: How to Get Rich From Peeping Inside People’s Fridges. (It helps if that fridge is lined with Nvidia and Apple stock.)

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