Daily Briefing: August 23

The stat, the quote and the read you need to start your day off right.

Stat

In a previous article, our "Stat" revealed that single young people are financially disadvantaged when compared to their lovebird pals. However, there is another side to the story—spending more than $300,000 (or $18,271 per year) to raise a child through high school according to the Brookings Institution. It's no wonder we have a worldwide population problem when you consider that.

Quote

“In the popular television series Stranger Things, the ‘upside-down’ describes a parallel dimension containing a distorted version of our world […] Recently, Florida has seemed like a First Amendment upside down.”

A Stranger Things reference promoting free speech? Yes, it was actually used by US District Judge Mark Walker in his decision to block a crucial part of the "Stop WOKE Act." This Florida law limits discussion of race, nationality, and gender in the workplace and schools. However, because it violates free speech protections,Walker said that the bill is unconstitutional. The bill's champion and Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis will appeal this decision.

Read

The man who bought Pine Bluff, Arkansas. (Read Max)

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