Inmates Taking Over the Asylum: Two Good Reads for Today


N.Y. Times, Red vs. Red in Texas, With Republicans Battling One Another After Mask Order: The virus has heightened long-simmering friction in the largest Republican-led state in the country, with Gov. Greg Abbott under attack from within his own party.

The two parts of the Republican coalition in Texas—call them Richie Rich and Douglas Dunderhead—are in the process of tearing each other apart.

Goody goody gumdrop.

Steven Perlstein, Wall Street doesn’t care if Trump loses: Facing a pandemic, a recession and an increasingly likely Democratic sweep, investors party on.

Mr. Perlstein, who is an exceptionally sharp person, convincingly elucidates the many, many oddities in the thinking of the average Wall Street financier.