Sorry Texans. And not just about Ted Cruz.

Happening in the world: Following the overthrow of Myanmar’s elected civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, by the military, protests have broken out in Myanmar. The ousted leader is now facing a secret trial that began yesterday regarding obscured charges where she could face up to six years in prison. (NYT)

Happening in the US: Texans are dealing with extended power outages as a result of the physical damage to the electric grid. There has been a major strain on the electric and gas grid due to an increase in demand as a result of the record-breaking winter this year. This, compounded with power plants being thrown offline as a result of the same conditions has left Texans freezing and miserable. (NYT)

Happening in New York: The New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a suit against Amazon for allegedly failing to protect its employees. The suit alleges that Amazon failed to protect thousands of warehouse workers in New York from COVID 19 as well as for firing an employee that spoke out. (NY Daily News)

Happening in the Columbia Community: The Heyman Center is hosting an event celebrating recent work by Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind. It explores the intersection of Hume’s philosophy and economics, along with his view of capitalism and economic policy. The talk will be held over zoom at 4:00 pm and you can register here.

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